College of Naval Command and Staff
All U.S. resident students in the College of Naval Warfare and the College of Naval Command and Staff will be examined and graded in the three trimester studies prescribed by the departments of Strategy and Policy, National Security Affairs, and Joint Military Operations. The final academic grade will be derived by equally weighting and averaging numerical results obtained in the three trimesters.
In the electives program, students will be graded on a High Pass/Pass/Fail basis. Each student must take one elective per trimester that will require an allocation of about 20 percent of his/her effort, with the balance being directed to the prescribed program. All prescribed, elective, and special program requirements must be satisfactorily completed prior to graduation.
International officers may voluntarily take all exams. The faculty evaluates their academic work and provides substantive, written feedback, but does not assign grades to these products. Additionally, the Field Studies Program is designed to give a balanced understanding of the United States culture and institutions as well as American political, social, and economic life. It also provides an increased awareness of the basic issues of internationally recognized human rights. International officers are also encouraged to participate in the electives program.