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8. Complete Your Online Application

  • Complete your Activities Record. The United States Merchant Marine Academy looks for well- rounded candidates that demonstrate exemplary character. Your extracurricular activity is an important part of your assessment. Be prepared to provide detailed information on the following:
  • Athletic Activities: Approximately 84 percent of entering midshipmen have earned a varsity letter and 66 percent are team captains.
  • Non-Athletic Activities: Examples include but are not limited to:
    • Student Government
    • National Honors Society
    • Scouting (Eagle/Gold Award)
    • JROTC
    • Naval Sea Cadet Corps
    • Civil Air Patrol
    • Band
  • Community Service
  • Work Experience
  • Submit the Academic Information Request. The information requested includes official transcripts and a school profile.
  • Request School Official Evaluations. Evaluations are required from the following instructors:
    • English
    • Math
    • Lab science (either chemistry or physics)
  • Submit your Biographical Essay. Your essay must be at least 500 words. Include your name and candidate ID at the top of the page
Last updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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