The NPS USW program is open to qualified US and international military officers and civil-service employees. To qualify for the NPS USW program, you must have a Bachelor’s degree and have completed sufficient calculus and calculus-based physics courses to earn an academic profile code (APC) of 323. You may apply at any time through our Admissions Office. Early application to the university is recommended so there is time to gather transcripts and for NPS to evaluate your records. If selected, students work through their detailer or personnel office on quota allotments and transfer dates. Students may begin the program in March or September.