Freshman Admissions

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Application Information

Freshman admissions decisions are based on the strength of your high school curriculum, SAT or ACT scores, extra-curricular activities and one letter of recommendation. See below for all deadlines and details regarding documentation required for admission.

Application Deadlines

The online application (SUNY & Common Application) become available on August 1.


  • Regular Decision (non-binding) - April 15 (extended from March 15)
  • Early Decision (binding) - December 2 (extended from November 1)


  • Priority Decision - December 2


StudentsHigh School Curriculum

Show us you are dedicated to your studies - take AP, honors and other advanced courses if you can. Get involved in clubs and extracurricular activities.

We recommend that all applicants take 

  • 4 years of English

  • 4 years of social studies

  • 3 years of mathematics

    • Pre-calculus is required for engineering

  • 3 years of science 

    • Chemistry and physics are strongly recommended

We look at your entire transcript - not just junior year. We do notice if your grades have improved over time. We do look closely at your math and science coursework.

If you are not sure which program you would like to apply for please click here.


Standardized Exams

All freshman applicants must take the SAT or ACT. We look at the combined score of evidence-based reading and mathematics sections on the SAT. Our exam codes are: 


Supplemental Application/Essay

Students must complete the essay portion of either application to be considered for admission. 


Letter of Recommendation

You must submit one letter of recommendation.

Please send a letter from a academic source, a coach, or another mentor. 

Submit your letters of recommendation through SUNY Campus Connect, Naviance or by mail. Mailed letters must be sent from your high school.


Early Decision Agreement

If you apply through early decision, you must fill out the early decision agreement form by November 1.


Mailing Address

SUNY Maritime College
Office of Admissions
6 Pennyfield Ave
Throggs Neck, NY 10465


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