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Steps to Admission

Completing an application to the United States Merchant Marine Academy is a length process. Applicants may start the application on May 1st of their junior year of high school. The earlier you start the application, the sooner all related processes can begin (scheduling for your DoDMERB physical, for example). The later you apply, the greater the chance that you will not complete all processes by our established deadlines. Applications must be completed by February 1st for appointment consideration.

Privacy Act Statement

In accordance with 5 USC 552a(e)(3), the following information is provided to you when supplying personal information to the Maritime Administration.

  1. Authority which authorized the solicitation of the information: 46 USC 1295b and 1295g.
  2. Principal purpose(s) for which information is intended to be used: The information is used to evaluate each applicant for an appointment to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
  3. The routine uses which may be made of the information: As background information on applicants for the selection process. To contact the applicant. The social security number is a basic identifier.
  4. Whether or not disclosure of such information is mandatory or voluntary (required by law or optional) and the effects on the individual, if any, of not providing all or any part of the requested information: Disclosure of the information is voluntary, but the applicant will not be considered further if all information is not provided.
Last updated: Friday, October 18, 2019

Now Accepting Applications for the Class of 2024

Learn more about the requirements and expectations of Midshipmen.