Please Note: Students interested in the master’s degree through the Graduate Degree Program must complete all coursework through the Fleet Seminar Program, credit from the online program cannot be transferred.
Students must submit an online application for the no-cost program. Once submitted, the program manager will review the application and determine if the student meets the eligibility requirements. An email will be sent to the student with an acceptance or rejection. If accepted, the student is automatically added to the waitlist.
Apply to the Online Program
All Students: Waitlist Priority
- Students that partially completed the program through either online, CD-ROM, Fleet Seminar Program, or NWC-at-NPS
- Unrestricted line Navy officers
- Active Navy officers
- All other new, incoming students
- Students who have disenrolled twice from online programs after September 1, 2019
Please Note: Active Navy Officers in the waitlist as of September 2019, may wait until June 2020 before they are offered, by email, a spot in the program. As of September 2019, the waitlist includes 1,281 students.
The U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Online Program offers online electives for students in the Graduate Degree Program (GDP). All elective work, including these NWC online electives, must be approved by the GDP Manager. Once approved, students may register for an online elective.
Please Note: Due to high demand, GDP students are given priority for online programs. It is very rare for students not enrolled in GDP to take NWC online electives.
Course Disenrollment and Re-enrollment
Withdrawals may be either voluntary or involuntary. Students are encouraged to withdraw voluntarily when the constraints of time and circumstance prevent course completion.
Requests for disenrollment can be sent to the Online Program manager and the professor. Voluntary or involuntary disenrollment at any time throughout the program is “with prejudice.”
Students who have voluntarily or involuntarily disenrolled from any prior online program session will only receive one additional attempt to successfully complete the program. A second voluntary or involuntary disenrollment will result in the student being placed at the bottom of the waitlist for enrollment in a future program.
For students desiring to withdraw, please email your professor firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note: No credit will be awarded for a partially completed Block.
Credit for Coursework
Students who have successfully completed entire blocks of the program will retain credit for that work.
Students will be considered for re-enrollment on a case-by-case basis and can submit a request by email to the program manager stating the reasons for the re-enrollment and previous disenrollment(s).
For students desiring to re-enroll, please email your reasoning to email@example.com.
Please Note: This program has no time limits on rejoining and retaining credit; significant changes to the curriculum may result in the student retaking a previously completed block.