MARINE CORPS UNIVERSITY
Welcome to Marine Corps University’s New Student Registration page. The following content and links provide information and forms for all military and civilian students who will be attending the resident officer professional military education programs given at Marine Corps University. These programs include the Marine Corps War College, School of Advanced Warfighting, Command and Staff College, and Expeditionary Warfare School.
** COVID-19 UPDATE **
All report and class start dates have changed for Academic Year 20-21. All inbound students from outside the National Capital Region will be required to complete a 14 day Restriction of Movement period immediately upon arriving in the local area. Please review the updated no later than report dates and reporting instructions provided below.
All students must request enrollment in their respective college or school via the links below. Enrollment begins on 1 January 2020, and must be completed by 1 July 2020. Enrollment will allow students access to online course material utilized during the academic year.
Marine Corps War College (MCWAR)
School of Advanced Warfighting (SAW)
Marine Corps Command and Staff College (CSC)
Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS)
All Sister Service and Inter-Agency students will be prompted to sign up for a New MarineNet Account. Click “Sign Up for a MarineNet Account” in order to create an account, and then follow the instructions for creating an account using a Common Access Card (CAC).
Once an account is established, return back to this page to complete enrollment via the links provided above. If you have any questions with creating your account, please contact the MarineNet Help Desk at 1 (888) 435-8762, and select option 2.
All students must review chapters one through three of the Marine Corps University Student Handbook.
Marine Corps University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the following master’s degrees:
Students enrolling in a master’s degree program must have earned a regionally or nationally accredited U.S. bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent. Students attending the Marine Corps War College and the School of Advanced Warfighting are required to submit official transcripts as evidence of your bachelor’s degree. Students attending the Command and Staff College who wish to apply for the optional Master of Military Studies (MMS) must also submit official transcripts. Transcript receipt due dates are listed below:
Command and Staff College students will be briefed on the optional MMS program and its requirements/deadlines during the first week of classes.
Official Transcript 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, this means a stamped transcript sent by mail in a sealed envelope. Some institutions have official electronic transcripts, which are accepted at by Marine Corps University. Transcripts that are hand carried by student, unofficial transcripts, “student” copies, faxed copies, and unsealed/open copies etc., are not accepted.
Request all official transcripts be mailed to:
President, Marine Corps University
2076 South Street
Quantico, VA 22134-5067
Or electronically to: MCU_Registrar@usmcu.edu
Note 1: Students who previously attended the School of Advanced Warfighting and/or the Command and Staff College, and students who submitted transcripts in their School of Advanced Warfighting application are NOT required to submit them again as long as they remain on file with the Marine Corps University Registrar. You may contact the Registrar at MCU_Registrar@usmcu.edu to confirm.
Note 2: Students who have NOT earned a qualifying degree from an accredited U.S. institution must have their academic credentials evaluated for equivalency. Please contact the Registrar for guidance and assistance.
All students must check out with their current command Security Manager prior to executing transfer to Marine Corps University. A “debrief” and an “out-process” action is required to be completed by your current Security Manger via the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS). Students should ensure their security clearance will not expire prior to the end of the academic year (June 2021).
Marine Corps University’s Security Manager is responsible for providing personnel security guidance, education, and training support to all students. The Security Manager serves as the primary advisor in all matters regarding the eligibility of personnel to access classified information.
The dates listed below apply to all U.S. military and inter-agency students. All local students are expected to report in to Marine Corps University by 1600 on the “Report No Later Than Dates” established below.
School of Advanced Warfighting
07 Jul: Sister Service Report No Later Than Date (PCS/Non-Local Students)
08 Jul: Marine Corps Report No Later Than Date (PCS/Non-Local Students)
21 Jul: Sister Service Report No Later Than Date (PCA/Local NCR Students)
22 Jul: Marine Corps Report No Later Than Date (PCA/Local NCR Students)
23 Jul: Student Orientation & Onboarding
03 Aug: Classes Convene
Marine Corps War College
05 Aug: Sister Service Report No Later Than Date (PCS/Non-Local Students)
06 Aug: Marine Corps Report No Later Than Date (PCS/Non-Local Students)
20 Aug: Sister Service Report No Later Than Date (PCA/Local NCR Students)
21 Aug: Marine Corps Report No Later Than Date (PCA/Local NCR Students)
24 Aug: Student Orientation & Onboarding
01 Sep: Classes Convene
Command and Staff College
06 Aug: Sister Service Report No Later Than Date (PCS/Non-Local Students)
10 Aug: Marine Corps Report No Later Than Date (PCS/Non-Local Students)
21 Aug: Sister Service Report No Later Than Date (PCA/Local NCR Students)
24 Aug: Marine Corps Report No Later Than Date (PCA/Local NCR Students)
26 Aug: Student Orientation & Onboarding
01 Sep: Classes Convene
Expeditionary Warfare School
Note 1: All International Military Students will be required to report to Marine Corps University between 27 – 29 July 2020 in order to complete a 14 day Restriction of Movement, and then will attend a two week foreign student orientation program from 17 – 28 August 2020.
Note 2: Marine Corps University will be closed from the 2nd – 5th of July in observance of the 4th of July holiday period.
All Non-Local Students Executing a PCS from outside the NCR:
Per the Commanding General, Marine Corps University, all inbound students executing a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) from outside the National Capital Region (NCR) will undergo a 14 day Restriction of Movement (ROM) immediately upon arriving in the local area.
**Prior to establishing off base lodging, please be advised, each student is directed to utilize government quarters at the Crossroads Inn of Quantico. If government quarters are not available, you must obtain a Certificate of Non-Availability (CNA) from the Crossroads Inn to justify reimbursement of commercial lodging expenses.
Once inbound students have arrived in the local area, they will be required to complete a virtual check-in by submitting an email to email@example.com with the following information: Grade, First M. Last Name, DoD ID Number, and Phone Number. The student service personnel will respond back to this email, and provide a reporting endorsement. The reporting endorsement will reflect the date and time in which the email was received, and will direct the 14 day ROM period at their residence or other appropriate domicile to be completed starting the next calendar day.
In the event housing has not been established prior to the ROM period, students will be authorized per diem (lodging, meals, and incidental expenses) for the time they are in isolation or quarantine. This entitlement and period will not affect the student’s entitlement to the 10 days of Temporary Lodging Expense in conjunction with the PCS move. Students are encouraged to maintain all lodging receipts as reimbursement of these expenses will be captured during with the PCS travel claim settlement.
This 14 day R.O.M must be completed prior to the approval of any Permissive Temporary Additional Duty (PTAD) for house hunting. Due to the delayed start of the academic year, all PTAD is required to be taken prior to the start of the school year. Students are encouraged to factor in the 14 days of R.O.M and 10 days of PTAD when determining the day in which they will report into the university.
Following the R.O.M period, all students will report in to the Student Service Office, Room 1182 of Warner Center in order to complete the New Join Check-In process. The Student Service office will be open Monday through Friday from 0800 – 1600. MCBQ IPAC will be providing remote check-in services at Warner Center for all Marines from the 10th - 25th of August.
Warner Center Address: 2044 Broadway Street, Quantico, VA 22134
Local Marine Students Executing a PCA from inside the NCR:
All Marines will report in to the Installation Personnel Administration Center (IPAC) located on the 2nd deck of Building 2006 to conduct the New Join Check-In Process. After completing the IPAC check-in, students will be directed to report to the Student Service Office, Room 1182 of Warner Center to complete the university check-in process.
MCBQ IPAC Address: 2006 Hawkins Avenue, Quantico, VA 22134
Local Sister Service & Inter-Agency Students:
All Sister Service and Inter-Agency students will report in and complete the New Join Check-In process with the Student Service Office at Marine Corps University's Warner Center in Room 1182. The Student Service office is open from 0800 to 1600, Monday through Friday.
Uniform: All Marines are required to report in wearing the Service “A” uniform, and Sister Service students are to report in wearing the equivalent uniform for their service. A cloth mask covering the nose and mouth is required for entrance to all facilities on MCB Quantico.
Military students may report in earlier than the ‘No Later Than Dates’ listed above. Students who report in early will be authorized to submit annual leave and permissive TAD requests once the check-in process and R.O.M period has been completed.
International Military Students are scheduled to arrive in CONUS from the 27 – 29 July 2020 in order to complete a 14 day Restriction of Movement, and then will attend a two week foreign student orientation program from 17 – 28 August 2020. Escorts will meet these students at the airport and help orient them to Quantico by assisting them with the initial requirements of settling their families and preparing for the academic year.
Note: Students who report early, and not in a liberty/leave status, will be required to provide support as needed for the in-processing of International Military Students.
Each International Military Student will be assigned a U.S. military student to serve as their 'IMS' sponsor during the academic year. Volunteers are preferred. A sponsor's primary role is to assist the IMS with settling their family at Quantico, understanding the administrative and academic requirements, and to be aware of needs that may require referral to the appropriate supporting activities. Interested students should complete and submit the applicable school sponsor form provided below.
CSC Student Sponsor Form EWS Student Sponsor Form
If you have any questions, please contact the Regional IMS Officer at MCU_IMSO@usmcu.edu.
Welcome MCU AY20-21 students,
The Marine Corps University (MCU) Information Technology (IT) Helpdesk (HD) would like to welcome you aboard. We hope your stay here will be productive and educational.
To maintain access to the MCU EDU network, you will need to fill out a System Authorization Access Request (SAAR), the DD Form 2875. Prior to this, you will need to complete your Cyber Awareness training. Please review the quick guide “Instructions on how to fill out an EDU SAAR” which will take you step by step on the proper procedures. Do not concern yourself with Part II (Supervisors) and Part III (Security Manager) portions of the SAAR. MCU IT HD already has on file a letter from your leadership, which will cover these portions.
It is your responsibility to fulfill this requirement by 30 days after first day of classes, if you do not send in a complete SAAR package by that time your account access will be disabled.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at:
MCU IT HD
Questions with regard to the administrative join process and reporting in to Marine Corps University should be directed to the Student Services office. The Student Service office is open from 0800 to 1630 Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. The Student Service office is located in Room 1182 of Warner Hall, 2044 Broadway Street, Quantico, VA 22134.
Student Services OMB: MCU_STUDENT_SERVICES@usmcu.edu