U.S. Marine Corps PLC Program

Marine Corps OCS commissioning program

  • Cadets can enroll in Platoon Leaders Course (PLC) during their freshman or sophomore years at MMI.
  • Cadets will work with the local Officer Selection Officer (OSO) to apply for PLC.  If selected, cadets will attend two six-week summer training programs at the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School(OCS), located at Quantico, Virginia.
  • PLC summer class sizes are typically 250 to 300 students, broken into four to six platoons.
  • The platoons train in a demanding environment where they are continuously evaluated on their physical fitness, academics, and leadership to determine if they have what it takes to serve as company grade officers.
  • The Marine Corps provides travel costs, meals, textbooks, and lodging during the summer training sessions, and students are also paid for their time.
  • A PLC candidate who has completed at least one summer training session is eligible for a $350 monthly stipend for up to nine months of your school year.
  • In addition, participants earn up to $2,985 during the training.  Most colleges will grant academic credit for the summer training.  Upon completion of their four-year degree, applicants are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the USMC.
  • You are not obligated to serve in an active duty status until you accept your commission after college graduation.  There is a four year obligation for Ground contracts and eight years for Aviation contracts.
  • For more information about the Platoon Leaders Course click here.

Minimum requirements: 22 Composite ACT/ 1000 SAT (math and verbal) or AFQT score of 74

If you think you have what it takes to be one of us, and a leader of Marines, start here.