Officer Candidates School

Use the following resources, provided by OSS Jersey City, New Jersey in order to prepare for the academic rigors of OCS and the fleet.


Leadership constitutes 50% of your grade at OCS. You are evaluated on your ability to be confident under pressure. The following events make up a large part of your leadership grade at OCS:

Physical Fitness

Physical Fitness covers the next 25% of your grade at OCS. You are expected to achieve a high level of physical fitness as an officer of Marines. The following graded events make up your physical fitness grade:


Academics is the final 25% portion of your grade at OCS. This covers all of the knowledge exams that you will take during your time at OCS. The following exams make up your academic grade: