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Welcome to Marine Corps University

The following pages and links provide information and forms for U.S. military and civilian students attending resident officer professional military education programs (Resident OPME) aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia at the University's Marine Corps War College, School of Advanced Warfighting, Command and Staff College, or Expeditionary Warfare School during Academic Year 2019-2020.

These pages will continue to be updated with information for Academic Year 2019-20 with schedule changes until classes begin. Please continue to check this site regularly.

Pre-Reporting Actions

The following actions must be accomplished prior to reporting to MCU in order to efficiently and effectively accomplish all administrative requirements prior to the beginning of classes.

1. Review Chapters One - Three of the MCU Student Handbook

2.To confirm your seat here at Marine Corps University, please follow steps below.


MARINES (Active or Reserve): 

Log onto MarineNet 

Request enrollment in your specific school using course codes below

School      Course code


SAW        MCUSAW7000

CSC         MCUCSC6000

EWS        MCUEWS5000


After you request enrollment to your MCU program in MarineNet, CAC authenticate or login to  

Click on the Moodle Dashboard link to create your Moodle account and sync it to your MarineNet account. 

You will use this account to complete pre-reporting actions and for accessing your courses online once you are at MCU.

If you have any questions about this enrollment process, please email the University registrar at

ALL SISTER SERVICE can create an account by simply CACing in to the system

CAC Log onto MarineNet

Click create new account using CAC

Once your account has been created following the remaining steps above. If you have any questions with creating your account, please contact the help desk at 1-888-435-8762 opt 3.


3.Apply for base housing (if desired)


General Housing Information and Application Instructions:

For Marine Corps University Students, family housing is administered by the Marine Corps Installations National Capitol Region – Marine Corps Base Quantico (MCINCR-MCBQ) in a Public Private Venture (PPV) with Lincoln Military Housing (LMH). 

Applications must be submitted to and approved by The Military Housing Office before any homes are assigned by Lincoln Military Housing. The Housing Office will not accept student applications prior to 0800 EST on 15 April 2019. Any application received prior to this will not be processed.

Further instruction with regard to family housing is provided on the enrollment page for each school, to include the housing application and all supporting documents. 


4. Ensure that your security clearance will not expire before the end of the academic year (June 2020).

5. Ensure that your current unit releases you in JPAS and drops you from DTS when you check-out and detach.

If not done, MCU cannot submit visit requests or process TAD orders as needed for curriculum related events.

6. Submit official undergraduate degree transcripts to the MCU Registrar (not applicable to EWS students).


MCU requires that all students entering its masters degree programs must have earned a regionally or nationally accredited U.S. bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent.

All MCWAR students, all SAW students, and any CSC student who intends to apply to the optional Master of Military Studies (MMS) degree program are required to submit official transcripts evidencing granting of bachelor’s degree. Transcripts of post graduate work are not desired and will not satisfy the requirement. (Note: MCWAR students who previously attended SAW and/or CSC, and SAW students who previously submitted official transcripts in their SAW application or as a former student in CSC, are NOT required to submit them again if they remain on file with the MCU Registrar. Contact the MCU Registrar at to confirm.)

Official transcripts defined. Official transcripts must come directly from the degree granting institution to the Marine Corps University Registrar in the manner prescribed by that granting institution as “official.” Normally, that means a stamped transcript sent by mail in a sealed envelope. Some institutions have official electronic transcripts. MCU does accept official electronic transcripts.

Request official transcripts be mailed to:

President, Marine Corps University
Attention: Registrar
2076 South Street
Quantico, VA 22134-5067

OR electronically, to:

Transcripts hand carried by student, unofficial transcripts, “student” copies, unsealed copies, opened copies, faxed copies, etc., are not acceptable.

Transcripts must be received before admission into the degree granting program.

Transcript receipt due dates:
MCWAR: before the first day of classes, 28 July 2019.
SAW: before the first day of classes, 6 July 2019.
CSC: before the MMS application deadline, date to be determined, normally in early September. (The optional MMS program, its requirements and deadlines, will be briefed to all CSC students during the first week of classes.)

Students who have not earned a qualifying degree from an accredited U.S. institution must have their academic credentials evaluated for equivalency. Click the "Foreign Credentials Evaluation" tab in the MCU New Student Documents and Links section for instructions.

AY19-20 Reporting and Orientation dates 

Date(s) Event
25 June SAW Report Date (all SAW students)
26 June  SAW Student check-in and orientation
1 July SAW classes start
4-5 July Independence Day Liberty (MCU Closed)
8-11 July International Military Student (IMS) Reporting Window
15-26 July MCU IMS Orientation Program
23 July CSC - Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard (Sister Service)/Civilian -Report No Later Than Date
25 - 29 July School Directors' IMS Orientation Programs
23 July ‚ÄčMCWAR USMC NLT report date
24 July CSC- USMC NLT report date
24 July CSC/EWS Sister Service/Civilian MCU Check-In
25 July CSC USMC Student check-in and orientation
25 July MCWAR classes convene and start
25 July President, MCU hosted IMS Welcome Family Picnic
29 July CSC Classes Convene and Start
29 July EWS USMC NLT report date
29 July EWS student check-in and orientation
30 July EWS Classes Start
2 Aug MCU Academic Year 2019-2020 Convocation Ceremony (MCWAR, SAW, CSC, EWS, CDET)

Service Specific Reporting, Joining, Check-in Instructions and Orientation Schedules



School Specific Webpages

Coming soon

Questions about reporting, administrative join, check-in and orientation should be directed to the Marine Corps University Student Services office at