Maritime / Industry Related Students - Admission Procedures



All students, who must be sponsored by a company, military, or government agency, are afforded access to courses offered at the Calhoon MEBA Engineering School once course eligibility standards have been met. All submitted course applications are time and date stamped in the order received and processed in that order after MEBA student applications have been processed. Should a company, military, or government agency sponsor the minimum number of students required for a course, a special class will be conducted.



Advanced payment is required to reserve space in CMES courses. Full payment (payable to CMES) must be made prior to the start of the course by check, money order, government agency authorization, government purchase order, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard) unless alternative arrangements have been made in advance.



Full refund requests (less a $30.00 processing fee per course registrant) will be honored if received in writing at least fifteen (15) days prior to the scheduled course start date. Refunds will not be honored after the refund deadline and "no shows" are subject to the full registration fees. The full course fee may be applied as a credit toward another course scheduled within one year.

CMES reserves the right to cancel courses as necessary. Please note that CMES may cancel a course if the minimum number of students is not achieved. If CMES cancels a course, course fees will be refunded in full.



If the course you applied for is not full and all eligibility requirements have been met, you will be registered for that course.  If the course is full, you will be placed on a standby waiting list for that course.

After your course application has been processed, you (or your company representative) will receive by mail a Student Schedule. Please note the following concerning the Student Schedule:

  • The Student Schedule will indicate one of 3 statuses for each course listed: (1) Registered, (2) Standby, or (3) Dropped.
  • The Student Schedule is a complete record of your submitted course applications for the calendar year: (1) completed and upcoming course registrations; (2) courses for which you have been placed on Standby status; and (3) courses which you have been previously registered into or placed on Standby status for which you have subsequently dropped (cancelled) are all listed collectively.
  • You will receive an updated Student Schedule if: (1) your status on any course application changes from Standby to Registered; or (2) you have previously submitted a course application(s) in a given calendar year, and a subsequent course application(s) is/are submitted.
  • You are considered enrolled in any class for which you have a Registered status unless the Registrar's office receives notification to the contrary -- no confirmation of attendance is necessary for a Registered class.  If you are unable to attend an upcoming class for which you are registered, you must contact the Registrar no less than 2 weeks prior to the start date of the class.

CMES will not accept any course applications by telephone.  All course applications must be submitted by one of the following methods:

  • By personal delivery
  • By regular U.S. mail
  • By Fax to our admissions office at (410) 822-7220
  • By email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  This method requires an electronic copy of your completed application to be attached as a PDF file.

A separate written application must be submitted for each desired course. Please fill out the application completely. Missing information will delay registration for the desired course.   All submitted application forms must be signed by the company representative.



To enable CMES to maximize the utilization of our resources and fulfill the training needs of all students, it is very important that you notify us as soon as you know you will be unable to attend a class for which you are registered.  To cancel your enrollment in a course please contact the school by email, phone, fax, or mail.  You, your company representative, or another designated person can notify the school. To authenticate your cancellation, we will need to know the course(s) being cancelled.



We process thousands of applications during a single year. Our aim is always to provide the most efficient service possible to our students. Your adherence to our established registration policies contributes to our efficiency and is greatly appreciated.

Many students call the school to learn that a particular course is full and therefore do not forward an application. Please file an application for any course you desire to take. We cannot register you without an application. Any course that is two or more months away will almost always have cancellations. Nearly all classes contain 25-50% of people who were originally on a standby list.



  • Room and board will be furnished to Maritime/Industry Related students while they are attending a course. Current pricing is available upon request.
  • There is no room fee for a student's spouse or registered guest while staying in the same room with the student. However, there is a charge per day if an additional room is required.
  • Arrival time for a course is no earlier than noon Sunday before the course.
  • Departure time after a course is no later than 1500 on the day of course graduation. If an additional day is required, a per day rate will be charged to the student.
  • Meal tickets are required for spouses, guests, and children, and are available for purchase in the school store, located in the Administration Building.



Neither credit for completion of any course nor any allowances will be given to a student until all loaned materials are returned and any monies owed the school have been paid in full.

Loaned materials include:

  • books and equipment used in the course
  • materials borrowed from the school library
  • overdue equipment loaned to complete correspondence courses

Monies owed include but are not limited to:

  • tuition
  • room and board
  • examination fees
  • bookstore purchases
  • boat damage assessment
  • boat fuel
  • drug test fees