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Advanced School Seminar Program

College of Distance Education and Training

The focus of the Advanced School Seminar Program (ASSP) is to increase the gunnery sergeant's ability to translate policy into action while positively influencing the command climate.

Students will also sharpen their communication and decision making skills while being immersed in the organizational planning process of the Marine Corps.


Eligibility and Enrollment

The Advanced School Seminar Program is available to gunnery sergeants and gunnery sergeant selects who have completed the Advanced Course DEP on MarineNet (EPME7000BA). ASSP (or the resident Advanced School course) is a PME requirement for promotion from gunnery sergeant to master sergeant or first sergeant. Read about the enrollment process.


MARADMIN 583/19, Academic Year 2020 Class Dates for the Enlisted College Distance Education and Training Weekend Seminar Programs

All students will be assigned an instructor and will attend the seminar at a specified location or asynchronously online. ASSP consists of a 15-week program, students meeting one night per week or one weekend per month. The following are ASSP course schedules for each schedule type. Schedules for individual seminars are provided by region.

Weekday and Online:

  1. AY20 ASSP Weekly Schedule


  1. AY20 ASSP Weekend Schedule
  2. AY20 Spring Cycle Weekend ECDEP Schedule
  3. AY20 Fall Cycle Weekend ECDEP Schedule

Completion Benefits

Higher Education

The American Council on Education (ACE) has not yet reviewed the ASSP curriculum for recommended college degree credits.


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Contact us for any information or guidance about CDET's seminar-based distance education programs for enlisted Marines.

Read about the Moodle learning management system or log into the CDET Moodle portal.

Several external resources are available to assist in your research or school work.

Transcripts can be obtained via MarineNet.

Remember that Regional Culture and Language Familiarization (RCLF) is a requirement for PME completion.