College of Maritime Science

How to Apply

Northeast Maritime Institute is now accepting applications for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021!

U.S. Student Requirements

We are now accepting applicants for our Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 cohorts. Here’s what you need to apply to our Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science degree program:

Application Package

  1. College Application Form

  2. Official High School Transcript – Recommended minimum of a 2.0 GPA; exceptions may apply.

  3. Official transcript of course grades received from all colleges or universities attended.

  4. Two Letters of Recommendation – See Attachment for Letter of Recommendation Guidelines (to be given to recommender)

  5. 500-750 Word Essay – Double-Spaced with Name and Title.
    1. The essay will be evaluated based on the writer’s ideas, organization and style. The essay must address the following question:
      1. What is the greatest challenge you have faced whether personal or academic and how were you able to overcome it?

  6. $50 Application Fee

  7. Admissions Interview – After receipt and review of your complete application you will be contacted to schedule an Admissions interview, which may be completed in person or via online video meeting.

All application materials should be sent to:

Northeast Maritime Institute Admissions
32 Washington Street
Fairhaven, MA 02719

or emailed via the button below:

Application Deadlines

Spring 2021 Cohort

Early Action

May 1, 2020
Notification of decision will be made by: 6/15/20*

Priority Admissions

July 1, 2020
Notification of decision will be made by: 9/1/20*

Standard Admissions

September 1, 2020
Notification of decision will be made by: 11/1/20*

Rolling Admissions

Rolling admissions for any date after September 1, 2020

Fall 2021 Cohort

Early Action

November 1, 2020
Notification of decision will be made by: 12/20/20*

Priority Admissions

January 1, 2021
Notification of decision will be made by: 3/1/21*

Standard Admissions

March 1, 2021
Notification of decision will be made by: 5/1/21*

Rolling Admissions

Rolling admissions for any date after March 1, 2021

*Enrollment deposits are due 30 days after notification dates
– Rolling Admissions for any date following

NMI reserves the right to:

  • close applications earlier than posted due to the number and quality of applications
  • accept applications after the deadline
  • refuse enrollment deposits and suspend acceptances after enrollment deposit deadline due to enrollment limitations

Additional Information

Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are granted based upon an applicant’s current academic performance and personal behavior, and it is assumed that the applicant will maintain at minimum those same levels after being accepted. Northeast Maritime Institute reserves the right to rescind an offer of admission if it is learned that an applicant’s academic performance or personal behavior are viewed to be substandard.

Fraudulent Reporting

Applicants must provide accurate and complete information on all application documents. Intentional omission or falsification of information during the application process will result in the immediate rejection of the application. Application misrepresentation includes, but is not limited to: (1) false, omitted, or misleading information on the application, medical or immunization forms, financial aid disclosures or during the personal interview, (2) fake, forged, or altered transcripts, standardized test scores, or letters of recommendation.

Waitlist / Deferral Policy

Northeast Maritime Institute ‘s Office of Admissions acts on applications on a rolling basis until the maximum cohort size of 16 is met for the Applied Nautical Science program. NMI maintains a Wait List for those applicants who meet admission criteria, yet apply or deposit after program or enrollment capacity has been met. These candidates are placed on the Wait List from which vacancies in the incoming cohort may be filled from. Additionally, qualified applicants may be offered deferred enrollment into the next enrolling semester if space allows.

International Student Requirements

We are now accepting applicants for our Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 cohorts. Here’s what you need to apply to our Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science degree program:

Application Package

  1. College Application Form – Online
  2. Official High School Transcript – Recommended minimum of a 2.0 GPA; exceptions may apply

  3. Official transcript of course grades received from all colleges or universities attended

  4. International transcript evaluation service report (see below)

  5. TOEFL or IELTS scores, if native language is not English

  6. A letter of sponsorship or notarized bank statement indicating ability to supportInternational Applicant Financial Ability to Pay Form

  7. Two Letters of Recommendation – See Attachment for Letter of Recommendation Guidelines (to be given to recommender)

  8. 500-750 Word Essay, Double-Spaced with Name and Title. The essay will be evaluated based on the writer’s ideas, organization and style. The essay must address the following question: “What is the greatest challenge you have faced whether personal or academic and how were you able to overcome it?

  9. $50 Application Fee

  10. Admissions Interview – After receipt and review of your complete application you will be contacted to schedule an Admissions interview, which may be completed in person or via online video meeting.

All application materials should be sent to:

Northeast Maritime Institute Admissions
32 Washington Street
Fairhaven, MA 02719

or emailed via the button below:

Upon receipt of the above application material our Admissions Department will contact you regarding your next steps.

International Transcript Evaluation

Please note: all non-U.S. transcripts, diplomas, certificates and licenses must be evaluated by an approved evaluation service. The evaluation service will verify international transcripts for:

  1. authenticity
  2. grade and course equivalency
  3. transfer credits awarded

Northeast Maritime Institute recognizes the members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://naces.org/members.html) for international transcript evaluation services.

An application for evaluation is available through their respective online service. This service does require a fee. The fee varies depending on which service you choose and what type of evaluation you request. Northeast Maritime Institute requests prospective international students to do an undergraduate course-by-course breakdown of credits, a calculation of credit hours, and a verification of authenticity.

English Proficiency

Requirements of all international applicants whose native language is not English:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Minimum score required for admissions consideration: 550 on the paper-based test (PBT) or an 80 on the internet-based test (iBT).
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Only the academic format is acceptable and a minimum score of 6.5 is required.
    • The TOEFL/IELTS requirement may be waived if the applicant is currently enrolled in full-time studies in the United States and will have completed two academic years of coursework in the United States immediately prior to enrolling at Maine Maritime.
    • The TOEFL/IELTS requirement is waived for non-native English-speaking applicants who have received an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution where English is the language of instruction.
  • Proof of successful completion of an intensive English as a Second Language program may be acceptable in lieu of the TOEFL/ISLTS.

Financial Support

International applicants must certify that sufficient funding is available to cover fees, books, supplies, tuition and living expenses for the entire duration of their enrollment. A letter of sponsorship or an officially certified or notarized Northeast Maritime Institute. Submit documentation of financial support to the Office of Admissions. Unfortunately, international students are ineligible for any form of federal financial assistance while enrolled. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for information regarding private sources of funds for international students.

Next Steps

For more information and/or questions, please contact Northeast Maritime Institute’s Admissions Department via the buttons below:

International Student References

Student Visa

You must have a student visa to study in the United States. Your course of study and the type of school you plan to attend determine whether you need an F visa or an M visa. 

For more information, click on the button below.

Student and Exchange Visitor Program

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is a part of the National Security Investigations Division and acts as a bridge for government organizations that have an interest in information on nonimmigrants whose primary reason for coming to the United States is to be students. Find the latest information and resources for F (academic) and M (vocational) students, as well as designated school officials (DSOs).

For more information, click on the button below.

Waitlist / Deferral Policy

Northeast Maritime Institute ‘s Office of Admissions acts on applications on a rolling basis until the maximum cohort size of 16 is met for the Applied Nautical Science program. NMI maintains a Wait List for those applicants who meet admission criteria, yet apply or deposit after program or enrollment capacity has been met. These candidates are placed on the Wait List from which vacancies in the incoming cohort may be filled from. Additionally, qualified applicants may be offered deferred enrollment into the next enrolling semester if space allows.

Request for Financial Assistance

If you are applying for financial assistance, please click the link below to get the PDF that you can submit with the FAFSA Student Aid Report to the Financial Aid Office and also to the Financial Aid/Scholarship page for more scholarship information.

Continuing Education

If you’re looking to continue your maritime education and want to enroll in one of our continuing education courses or programs, open course enrollment is always available. Visit our Maritime Training website to review our program schedules.

Want to Know More?

Contact us to speak with a member of our admissions team.