To qualify for admission, the student must be 18 years of age or older and in overall good health. The successful student must be able to use mathematical skills and the English language in order to fully benefit from the program. Foreign students should score at least 500 in the TOEFL exam or its equivalent.
A high school graduation, state secondary equivalency diploma (GED) or evidence of student's ability to benefit from instruction is required. Please have a copy of your high school, college or previous training transcript sent to the Registrar.
The review process takes into consideration the applicant’s prior education, experience and an expressed desire to learn. Previous training and education will be evaluated and appropriate credit given. With this in mind, it is desirable for the applicant to be a graduate of the Professional Mariner Training Program at the Chapman School or have survey related marine industry experience.
The Enrollment Agreement must be completed and signed (by the parent or guardian if the applicant is younger than 18) and returned to the School along with the $150 registration fee. Class starting dates are listed in the program schedule. Students may enroll in this course through the second day of class. Students must have an official photo ID at the start of class. Please see listing of approved ID types.
Average class size is 10 students, maximum class size is 15 students. Early registration is encouraged for the January and March classes which generally fill early.