Entry into the Texas A&M Maritime Academy

Apply to the University

Admission into the Texas A&M Maritime Academy requires admission into Texas A&M University at Galveston. You may complete the admissions application at www.applytexas.org.

If you are applying as License Option, you must major in Marine Transportation, Marine Biology, Marine Engineering Technology or Marine Sciences or any Graduate Studies-LO Program.

NROTC applicants can major in anything they wish.

Texas A&M University at Galveston will not be accepting applications for the Marine Transportation major for Spring or Summer term.

Apply to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy

Submit a Corps Application for the Texas A&M Maritime Academy License Option (LO) Program, the LO/SSMP Program, NROTC or Drill and Ceremonies.
Those applying for the NROTC or SSMP programs must also submit an Authorization for the Release of Records and Information form.
We cannot accept you into the Texas A&M Maritime Academy until you are first accepted to attend TAMUG, in the undergraduate or graduate programs. Those applying to the graduate program need to visit the graduate studies website.




July 1, 2020


July 15, 2020

Applications for Drill & Ceremonies Only Closes

August 1, 2020

Get a physical

Texas A&M Maritime Academy License Option Cadets have a different physical than NROTC. Make sure you fill out the correct Physical Form. NOTE:  If you are License Option AND also pursuing the Strategic Sealift Midshipman Program (SSMP), YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH PHYSICALS (the Merchant Mariner Physical Examination AND DODMERB).

Texas A&M Maritime Academy Essay

Please discuss your interest in the Maritime industry, and how have you demonstrated leadership in your school and community activities (minimum word count 300 words).

Do you need a TWIC card?

License Option Cadets need to complete the TWIC card process from the Transportation Security Administration. This is a "Transportation Worker Identification Credential." You must show up at O-Week with at least a receipt to show that you have applied for your TWIC.  NROTC and/or Drill & Ceremony (D&C) applicants do not need a TWIC card.

Application Deadlines

  • The application deadline for all License Option Cadets is May 15 for the Fall Semester.

    • The number of accepted License Option Cadets is limited. This is especially true for those considering Maritime Transportation (MART)-License Option.

  • The deadline for Drill & Ceremonies (D&C) Cadets in the Texas A&M Maritime Academy is August 1.

  • The deadline for admission to the NROTC Midshipman Program is August 1. Please contact NROTC at nrotc@tamug.edu for further information.

Submit Housing Application

All Cadets are required to live in on-campus housing (unless recommended for approval by the Commandant to the Department of Residence Life). Final approval to live off-campus is determined by the Director of the Department of Residence Life, not the Office of the Commandant. You must submit an on-line housing application and required deposit to be placed in Corps Housing. If you are not placed into Corps Housing, you may not be permitted to participate in the Corps of Cadets.

Cadets who meet the following criteria may submit a written request to the Office of the Commandant for consideration to live off-campus. Cadets who meet these criteria are not assigned to Victor Company automatically; rather they are assigned to a home unit during O-Week. Assignment to Victor Company is a privilege earned based on end of semester review by the Office of the Commandant. Cadets meeting the criteria below and approved to live off-campus are required to participate in all Corps activities including formation.

  • Married

  • 25 years of age or older before the first day of classes for the semester of entry.


The Process

You will be admitted or denied as quickly as possible when your application is complete. If you are admitted, you will receive a Corps acceptance packet with more information. If you meet the criteria for consideration to live off-campus, it is your responsibility to ensure you have housing before accepting admission into the Corps of Cadets of the Texas A&M Maritime Academy.