Frequently Asked Questions
FAQAt Marine Military Academy, we realize that applying can be difficult at times, so we have compiled a series of frequently asked questions to help you through the process.
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A: Yes. It is required that your son answer these questions to the best of his ability.
A: Yes. If your son has had a physical (no more than a year to date), then MMA will accept a copy of the current physical performed by a doctor in conjunction with the Report of Medical History completed by a parent to the best of their ability.
A: Yes. An annual TB screening is required to maintain a healthy and safe campus environment and to reduce the direct and indirect costs associated with a case of tuberculosis disease on campus.
A: Yes. Texas Department of State Health Services Vision and Hearing Screening Program, Chapter 36 of the Health and Safety Code requires that all children enrolled for the first time in any public, private, parochial or denominational school or in a Department of Family and Protective Services licensed child care center and child care home in Texas must be screened or have a professional examination for possible vision and hearing problems.
A: Notification of acceptance will be determined once all the required application material has been received and reviewed. Normally, you will be notified within 48 to 72 hours after MMA receives all required material.
A: A parent/guardian will be notified via email (if applicable) that provides a checklist of documentation received and/or pending receipt. If you have not provided an email address, expect verbal acknowledgement of receipt.
A: Yes. Your son is eligible to attend our summer camp and/or school year. If your son does not have the required immunizations for the state of Texas because of religious or other beliefs, he must have a conscientious exemption form. The conscientious exemption form must be obtained from the Department of State Health Services in Austin, Texas. This affidavit can only be obtained in Texas.
If your son does not meet the immunization requirements for medical reasons, he will need a medical exemption statement. The medical exemption statement must be signed by your son’s physician. The State of Texas requires that the original form/statement is on file with the school.
For more information, refer to the Texas State Exemption Page.
A: No school information is required for summer camp or ESL summer camp. However, if you are undecided whether or not you wish to pursue academic enrollment at MMA it is recommended that you request the school forms MMA requires before your son’s current school’s summer break.
A: No worries. Any documentation received without the corresponding Application for Admission from a parent will be kept on file until receipt of the application.
A: MMA accepts new students at the beginning of the fall (August) and spring (January) semesters. Applications are received and reviewed throughout the year. There is no set deadline — just understand that we recommend you submit your son’s application for admission before a scheduled registration date. Sooner is always better than later! Once an applicant is accepted for academic enrollment, an acceptance packet will be mailed. A student must report on the assigned registration day outlined within the acceptance cover letter.
A: To inquire about payment plan options, please contact the business office at 956.421.9246 or download one of the following for more details:
Payment Plan Options for First-Year Cadets
Payment Plan Options for Returning Cadets
Yes. MMA accepts Discover, American Express, MasterCard and Visa. There is a 3% fee associated with using a credit card.
A: Marine Military Academy is a challenging, traditional military school. Although the setting is structured and rules are enforced, the goal is to prepare young men for college. The environment is geared toward developing the whole person — academically, mentally, spiritually and physically. The goals are attainable and age-appropriate, but we expect the best from our cadets — and we usually get it!