The average PLC/OCC candidate?

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  1. Curious3

    Curious3 Member

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    What does the average candidate accepted for the Marine Corps PLC/OCC program application look like? What is the average GPA,ACT/SAT/ASVAB scores,PFT, Number of recommendations,etc?

    Thank you and if you could, please provide sources .
     
  2. MiddyB

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    There is no average description. Every applicant is unique. Things they usually have in common as far as high school goes: fairly intelligent, athletes, active in ECAs. Same pretty much goes for college. They don't expect a varsity athlete with four ECAs, but maybe some intramurals and a club or two. I couldn't tell you what the average college GPA is but they recommend an A/B average so roughly 3.5 GPA. They keep in mind difficulty of classes and credit hours. There's consideration to everything. Again, with standardized tests I don't know of an official average but typically they like SAT to be > or = 1200(Math+CR) or ACT equivalent. Not sure they consider ASVAB but they might. As far as the PFT goes, as an Officer you are expected to be an example to your men(and women) and that means physically too. In PLC they will push the importance of a perfect PFT. To get selected they recommend around 275-285. You'll have a minimum number of recommendations needed. I've heard of some get selected with just that and I've also heard of a candidate have over 50.

    These are all stats that are competitive for selection to go to summer training. Anyone can contract as long as they meet the minimum requirements.

    I would be glad to answer any questions concerning the PLC Program but the best source is your OSO or NCOs in the office.


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    A handsome, well-conditioned male model who makes females swoon. He is always on time due to the reliability of his large Seiko diver's watch. He is also known as a heavy drinking, foul mouthed brawler who never misses an opportunity to teach lesser men the penalty for disrespecting God, country or Corps.

    (Sorry – I couldn’t help myself!)

    I agree with MiddyB: "best source is your OSO or NCOs in the office"
     
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    kellen0176 AROTC MSIV

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    I was selected to PLC with an Aviation contract with somewhere around a 3.3 GPA, Sport Management major, 282 PFT score, club softball, intramural sports, a couple of part-time jobs and as a member of a couple of other on-campus clubs. I am a female as well and supposedly that helped because they needed female aviation officers. Whether or not that's true, I don't know, but you know how rumors are.
     
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    I was selected a while back, but got medically dropped after an injury.

    Engineering major, top 30 school 3.7 GPA. ~285 APFT. 1510/1600 SATs.

    Part time jobs, sports, volunteer work, club leadership positions.
     
  7. GoNavyBeatEveryone

    GoNavyBeatEveryone New Member

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    Selected. 3.0 GPA in Computer Science in a school listed as "highly competitive" by Barron's index. 262 PFT. College rugby, student government, completed mini OCS. 3rd selection board. Source: me, who is shipping to PLC-Juniors on Sunday.
     
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    Danimal223 AROTC c/o 2019 hopeful

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    I know you're already at OCS but we're you a ground contract select?
     
  9. GoNavyBeatEveryone

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    Yes, I am ground. I hope to be either Infantry/Light Armored Recon, Intel, Tanks or Artillery!
     
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