I plan on applying for next year’s OCS summer course. I have contacted an OSO and he’s been helpful.
I have a 3.2 GPA, I haven’t done a PFT (not sure when to do that yet) and I am a part of various organizations on my campus in which I have been involved with leadership.
I want to make sure that I will get accepted and want to know that my application will not raise questions.
What do I need to do to get a yes for my USMC OCS application?
- Start running PFTs immediately. Just test yourself (with strict pullup form) if your OSO does not offer them weekly.
Work to develop yourself more as a leader and get some leadership roles on your resume.
- Keep building that relationship with your OSO like your career depends on it.
Don’t get any tattoos or in any legal trouble.
Network with Marines and research the Marine Corps as much as possible.
Start contacting possible recommendation-writers well ahead of time.