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Returning from Leave of Absence

International StudentsStudents may be granted a leave of absence for financial or personal reasons not related to academic or disciplinary issues.

A leave of absence for a specific period of time -- not to exceed one year -- will be granted by the Registrar upon the endorsement of the Vice President of Enrollment Management, Dean of Student Services, or the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Students who wish to return to Maine Maritime from a Leave of Absence must submit  Request to Return Leave of Absence and notify the Admissions Office in a timely manner.

Students may return to MMA at the start of the fall semester, the spring semester, annual training cruise, cadet shipping, or co-operative.


A Request to Return Leave of Absence must be completed by the following dates:

  • Fall semester - July 1
  • Spring semester - October 15
  • Training cruise - March 1

If an LOA expires (extends beyond one year), you must apply for readmission through the Office of Admissions. Be aware that this situation may impact your academic class standing and graduation requirements. Contact the Director of Admissions for further details.


MMA will try to meet the returning students course selection requests. However, pre-registration by currently enrolled students may result in desired courses being at capacity. Maine Maritime Academy can not guarantee on-campus housing.

  • NOTE: All students must submit an updated physical examination as a criterion for readmission. Depending on how long you have been out of school, you may be required to have additional immunizations. Should you have additional questions regarding your immunizations, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You must satisfy all physical and immunization requirements prior to registration.

A $100 non-refundable deposit is required of all returning students to reserve their position in the class. Failure to notify the Director of Admissions by the appropriate date may result in loss of place.

Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inquire about your educational and career goals and how Maine Maritime can help you achieve them.

(800)464-6565 Maine

(800)227-8465 Out of Maine
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