How difficult is it to become an officer in the Marine Corps, if you are enlisted with a four year degree?
If someone decides to enlist with a degree first before going the officer route, how difficult is it to be accepted into the Enlisted Commissioning Program in the Marine Corps?
- JasonLv 75 months agoFavorite Answer
It's hard AF but they accept people every year. Your competition is the rest of the enlisted Marine Corps that has a degree. They take around 15 a year. For 2018, there were 183,501 Marines, roughly 77% of which are enlisted. About 2% of the enlisted force has a bachelor's degree or above. So that's about 2,826 potential applicants for 15 slots.
How do you figure you stack up against those other applicants? Beyond having the degree, what's your GPA? What's your leadership background? Leadership experience is HUGE to Marine Corps officer selection. How are your fitness scores? How are your performance reports, etc.? Your whole person is considered in the process, so consider how you stack up against the rest of the USMC enlisted force as a person. Are you a leader other Marines want to follow? That's really the question that concerns the selection board. Your package is proving to them that you're that Marine.
- 5 months ago
Possible Yes, difficult probably I don't know how many applied but only 15 were selected for ECP next year
- MrsjvbLv 75 months ago
if you have a degree in hand you are INELIGIBLE for ECP. you would have to apply to OCS.
- jeeper_peeper321Lv 75 months ago
if you have a 4 year degree, you can never be in the enlisted commissioning program.
you would have to apply for OCS using the degree you already have.
the enlisted commissioning programs are there for enlisted marines to go earn a degree and be commissioned.