Leave of Absence

Students may be granted a leave of absence (LOA) 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 Commandant, Dean of Student Services, and the Academic Dean.

Requests to return from a Leave of Absence can be made through the Director of Admissions by completing the Application for Readmission.

Students may return to MMA at the start of the fall semester, the spring semester, annual training cruise, cadet shipping, or co-operative. The request to return must be completed by the following dates for consideration:

  • Fall semester – July 1
  • Spring semester – October 15
  • Training cruise/Cooperative – March 1

If an LOA expires (extends beyond one year), you must apply for readmission through the Office of Admissions. It is important to understand that if the LOA expires, former students will have a difficult time gaining readmission. Our stringent academic requirements, specialized training and enrollment limits cause scheduling issues that impact many areas, including the advancement of enrolled students who are successfully progressing through their program of study. Contact the Director of Admissions for further details.

Returning students must register with the Registrar’s office. In order to do so, they must be accepted, pay their deposit and have completed and submitted the re-enrollment form with required signatures to the Registrar’s office. The following dates apply:

  • Students returning for the Fall term can register between April 15th and August 15th. After August 15th a $100 Late Registration Fee will apply.
  • Students returning for the Spring term can register between December 1st and December 10th. After December 10th a $100 Late Registration Fee will apply.