We are now accepting applicants for our Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 cohort. Here’s what you need to apply to our Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science degree program:


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 support – International 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

All application materials should be sent to:

Northeast Maritime Institute Admissions

32 Washington Street 

Fairhaven, MA 02719



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  ( 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.


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.



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.


For more information and/or questions, please contact Northeast Maritime Institute’s Admissions Department at (508) 992-4025 or email:

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.



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.


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.


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.



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. 

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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).

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