The Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) is designed to help provide enlisted Marines who have shown previous superior academics the opportunity to become Marine Corps Officers. The program is open and available to all active duty Marines and Marines in the Active Reserve (AR) program but must be able to meet the eligibility requirements. Marines who will have successfully completed the program will receive a Baccalaureate Degree and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
Requirements for eligibility and entrance into the MECEP are as followed:
- Corporal or above in rank.
- Be between the ages of 20 and 26.
- Rank in the top %50 of high school or a GED score of 75.
- Sat score of 1000 or ACT score of 45
- AFQT of 74.
Selection is based on an individual's previous academic record, as well as potential seen from candidate for commissioned service as demonstrated by previous records.