Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP)
Congratulations on your application or selection to the MECEP! Please consider attending Texas A&M University (TAMU) and participating in one of the premier officer training programs in the country. Our program offers the following benefits:
Of note, MECEP students are not in the Corps of Cadets, nor do they have to participate in Corps of Cadets activities. Texas A&M University does require the SAT I or ACT with writing component for freshman application. MECEP Marine transfer applicants may enhance their application with a competitive score on the SAT I or ACT with writing component.
World Class Education
Texas A&M University has a reputation for producing leaders in all walks of life. A diploma from Texas A&M says that you have what it takes to excel and will open doors for you long after you’ve left the Marine Corps. Texas A&M Facts & Stats.
Great Education Value
Texas A&M is a state-supported university, offering a prestigious education at an affordable price. Average tuition for a full time student is about $8,000 per year. That’s right, per year. Many universities cost more per semester! Furthermore, all military personnel stationed in Texas qualify for in-state tuition. The GI Bill-Active Duty completely covers all tuition and fees for Texas A&M University. Many scholarships and grants are available to help offset other costs.
Information about educational costs is available here: Cost of Attending.
Low Cost of Living
Texas is one of the most affordable states in which to live. There is no state income tax and sales taxes are very low. Housing is extremely affordable. Your dollar just goes further here. BAH Calculator (77841): http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/bahCalc.cfm.
Premier Professional Development Program
The history and size of our program afford great opportunities for you to prepare yourself as an Officer of Marines. With an average of sixty Marines and Midshipmen pursuing Marine commissions, four Marines on staff, and a wealth of training resources such as obstacle and land navigation courses, an indoor pistol range and other assets, we are able to conduct focused, relevant training to prepare you for the rigors of OCS, TBS, and beyond. The large number of Marines in the MECEP at TAMU ensures that you do not get lost in the crowd and fosters the camaraderie and esprit that drew most of us to the Marine Corps in the first place. TAMU graduates enjoy a reputation of professional excellence within the Marine Corps that parallels the recognition their civilian counterparts enjoy in agriculture, business, engineering, and science.
Spouse Education and Employment Opportunities
Due to its constant growth and the abundant employment opportunities of Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas was recently recognized as having the lowest unemployment rate in the nation! The low cost of living and tuition ensures that spouses have the opportunity for educational advancement.
Understanding that your primary goals are a quality education and commission, we want you to focus on your degree and earn the highest grades possible, yet still maintain an enjoyable family or social life. You may be asked to teach BST-type classes occasionally, and there are one or two weekend events per semester, but your schedule will not be filled with unnecessary activities.
Bryan-College Station has the best of both worlds: small town and big city. With approximately 120,000 residents, the area offers a small town atmosphere, yet it is big enough to provide access to plenty of entertainment, restaurants, and recreational opportunities. If the big city appeals more, College Station is centrally located (within a three hour drive of each) between three of the ten largest cities in the nation: Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Local Communities.
Texas A&M University Admission Applications and Deadlines
New Student Survey
The new student survey is for MECEPs that are interested in attending Texas A&M. The staff uses it to help determine an appropriate sponsor depending on your interests and family situation. It is also used to better accommodate you upon your arrival in Aggieland. Please take a moment to fill one out and email it to email@example.com.
Military Admissions Counselor
Ms. Karen Cambronero