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Marine Corps OCS commissioning program
- Cadets can enroll in Platoon Leaders Course (PLC) during their freshman or sophomore years at MMI.
- Cadets will work with the local Officer Selection Officer (OSO) to apply for PLC. If selected, cadets will attend two six-week summer training programs at the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School(OCS), located at Quantico, Virginia.
- PLC summer class sizes are typically 250 to 300 students, broken into four to six platoons.
- The platoons train in a demanding environment where they are continuously evaluated on their physical fitness, academics, and leadership to determine if they have what it takes to serve as company grade officers.
- The Marine Corps provides travel costs, meals, textbooks, and lodging during the summer training sessions, and students are also paid for their time.
- A PLC candidate who has completed at least one summer training session is eligible for a $350 monthly stipend for up to nine months of your school year.
- In addition, participants earn up to $2,985 during the training. Most colleges will grant academic credit for the summer training. Upon completion of their four-year degree, applicants are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the USMC.
- You are not obligated to serve in an active duty status until you accept your commission after college graduation. There is a four year obligation for Ground contracts and eight years for Aviation contracts.
- For more information about the Platoon Leaders Course click here.
Minimum requirements: 22 Composite ACT/ 1000 SAT (math and verbal) or AFQT score of 74
If you think you have what it takes to be one of us, and a leader of Marines, start here.