Marine Officer Programs afford college students and graduates an opportunity to earn a Presidential Commission through a challenging leadership internship at Officer
Candidates School (OCS) in Quantico, Virginia. Undergraduate men and women
(freshmen, sophomores and juniors) enroll in the Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) while seniors and graduates enroll in the Officer Candidates Class (OCC). The PLC and OCC Programs are designed to screen and evaluate candidates for the leadership, physical, mental and moral attributes necessary for service as Marine Officers. This is a competitive program and applicants must first be selected by a board. Those who pass the selection process will be given the opportunity to prove themselves at OCS and earn the title Officer of Marines. Make no mistake, the process is tough, but for those who pass the test, there is no greater feeling of pride.