Freshman Admissions


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.


  • Early Decision (binding) - November 1
  • Regular Decision (non-binding) - January 31


  • 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.


Test-Optional Admissions Policy

The State University of New York will suspend any required submission of SAT/ACT examination scores in determining undergraduate admissions eligibility for all SUNY 4-year degree granting colleges for the 2021-2022 academic year.  This is a temporary change of admission eligibility requirements applying to the spring 2021, fall 2021, and spring 2022 admission cycles only.

SUNY Maritime College will maintain its longstanding commitment to holistic review of student applicants that includes grades, program of study, exam scores (including Regents, AP, IB, dual-enrollment college credits), academic achievements, non-academic achievements, and other activities that allow for the evaluation of the potential success of a candidate for admission.

For those prospective applicants who have already taken or will take the SAT/ACT and wish to submit scores, SUNY Maritime College will include those official scores as part of their holistic review.

Please note: When you apply to SUNY Maritime College, you will be asked if you wish for your standardized test scores to be considered as a part of your admissions review.

Freshman applicants can 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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