I’m hoping to begin the unlicensed apprentice program at the Paul Hall school of Seamanship in Maryland next year in September but first I have some questions about the admissions process and the school in general.
First, when would be a good time to apply? I was thinking about early next year as the woman at the admissions office told me that applications are review every 1 to 2 weeks.
How long do the math and reading test take at the SIU halls?
How long does it take to get the TWIC and the MMC? Is it something I can do in a few hours or does it take more time than that?
If you could recommend one of the other maritime academies, which one would it be and why? I already have a bachelors degree and am going to be 30 this year. One reason I chose Paul Hall is that I don’t have to spend another 3-4 years of my life and thousands of dollars in a classroom. If I had known of this when I was 18, I would have gone this route but at my age I don’t want to if I can help it. I have no experience working on ships but have wanted to do something like this for a while?