The majority of applicants applying to a DL certificate program are required to submit official transcripts from the institution(s) where you completed undergraduate courses.
If you are a USN Officer, you must submit transcripts from ALL undergraduate and graduate schools
All applicants must submit official transcripts from ALL attended undergraduate and graduate schools.
If you are a USA and USAF officer or a Federal Civilian applying to the School of International Graudate studies, you must also submit official GRE scores taken within the past 5 years. NPS's GRE code is 4831.
Beyond your official transcripts, please go here for additional PhD admissions requirements.
Applications will not be reviewed by the department until ALL materials have been received.
No. You may periodically check on the status of your transcripts by logging back into your application. There will be a 'Y' listed next to all transcripts received.
If you have submitted additional application materials and would like to know if our office has received them, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The APC (Academic Profile Code) is an academic index used to assess your ability to succeed at the Naval Postgraduate School.
The first digit accounts for your overall GPA based upon all schools attended; the second digit factors in any college level math or above courses; and the third digit reflects how well you may be able to succeed in a technical program. It takes into account any calculus-based physics courses, and, for engineering majors, your engineering courses.
- Much like golf, the lower the score the better.
- Only graded coursework taken at regionally accredited institutions will be used in the APC calculation.
- For USN officers, each digit of the APC can be waived. For further information on how to do this, consult your detailer after your APC has been calculated.
Navy officers should consult their detailers if the minimum APC has not been met for a particular program. All APC waiver requests will be handled by your detailer through the Graduate Education Placement Officer, PERS 440B.
While the Admissions Office does work with the Graduate Education Placement Officer on waiver requests, ultimately it is your detailer who must advocate for any waivers
Transcripts must be sent directly to NPS from the school(s) attended. Our office will accept both traditional paper transcripts as well as securely transmitted digital transcripts directly from the academic institute.
Our mailing address is as follows:
Naval Postgraduate School
Admissions Office (Official Transcripts)
589 Dyer Road, Root Hall-100
Monterey, CA 93943-5100
Your school may submit secured electronic transcripts to email@example.com.
Official traditional paper transcripts have the institution's seal and the Registrar's signature. They are usually printed on security transcript paper and may have a raised seal embossed on the paper. Institutes that participate in a secure digital transcript program may also send their transcripts as portable document format files to the Admissions Office.
Unofficial transcripts do not have the characteristics of an official transcript. Copied, faxed, and e-mail scanned transcripts from the applicant fall into this category.
If you attended an international school we require an equivalency report.
You will need to forward a sealed official transcript to one of the agencies below to be evaluated. It MUST include the following information: Courses, Semester Units, Grades, Subtotal, Total Semester Units, and Overall Grade Point Average.
World Education Services Inc.
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
Ph #: (212) 966-6311
Fax #: (212) 739-6120
International Education Research Foundation Inc
P.O BOX 66940
LOS ANGELES, CA 90066
Ph#: (310) 390-6276
Fax#: (310) 397-7686
The agency will then provide NPS with an equivalency report detailing your course work from your undergraduate degree.
If your school sent your transcript via USPS, please allow 14 business days for it to arrive at our office. It may take an additional 2-3 business days for us to apply it to your application.
If your school sent your transcript via email, please allow our office 5 business days to process it and apply it to your application.
Please consult this page for eligibility requirements and specific information before submitting an online application.
If you are applying for a scholarship, these are handled outside of our office. You will need to go here for eligibility and particular information regarding the specific scholarship
In order to attend NPS as a Masters or Certificate student, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Applicants should possess sufficient preparatory background coursework to enable comprehension and classroom interaction with fellow students and instructors. Key indicators of a student’s potential for academic success includes not only previous academic endeavors, but may also include recent GRE scores.
Admission requirements vary by program; however, the general standard is:
- A minimum grade point average of 2.2 on a 4.0 system, of which 75 semester hours/112 quarter hours must be letter-graded.
- For those programs requiring the GRE, test scores are evaluated by the applicable department.
NPS offers a vast array of master's degree programs in areas such as business, engineering, information science, defense analysis and national security affairs. NPS also offers doctoral and certificate programs. Please review the Academic Catalog for a listing of our programs, as well as program descriptions.
Navy Officers need to consult your detailer for available annual quotas. Members in all other services should reach back to their specific service for available programs. Admissions does not control or know the requirements for each service.
Though NPS does not have traditional Admissions Counselors, the Education Technicians can provide counseling in most situations.
The best method of requesting information is via email. Provide as much pertinent information as possible. This will allow Admissions to provide you with a complete, comprehensive answer.
Admissions personnel can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRE scores are required for anyone applying to a doctoral program.
Army and USAF officers or Federal Civilians applying for a program from the School of International Graduate Studies (curriculums 681 through 693), will be required to submit a GRE.
Please use Institutional Code 4831 to have your scores sent automatically to NPS.
Certain programs offer a refresher quarter for students who need to strengthen their math or science requirements. If you are instructed to attend a refresher quarter, that quarter will immediately preceed the normal start of the program. For instance, if a program normally begins in the fall, you will be required to report for the refresher quarter in the summer. Please refer to our academic catalog for specific start dates of various programs.
Refresher quarters are NOT offered for programs falling under the School of International Graduate Studies and the School of Business.