Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE)
Self-Paced via Mail
Upper Iowa University’s NCPACE-Self-Paced via Mail program provides a means for you to continue your education while at sea or on deployment when internet service is not available.
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The NCPACE-Self-Paced via Mail courses allow students to download all of the required course materials before losing internet availability (minus exams which are sent to your proctor). Students can work through and later submit as postal service or email service becomes available.
Student will have 6 months to complete the course and submit all assignments for grading either via mail or email. The initial assignment (unit 1) is due within the first 60 days or the student will be administratively withdrawn. Student who receives an administrative withdraw for non-submission will incur a $99 fee but may request a waiver with documentation from Command of extenuative circumstance caused by military duty. Self-Paced course extensions (four additional months) are available upon request for an additional fee of $99 but may request a waiver with documentation from Command of extenuative circumstance caused by military duty.
The course materials a student receives at the beginning of the course will explain what exams are required, when to request the exams and what material will be covered. For the NCPACE-Self-Paced Via Mail option, a student will need to make arrangements to complete examinations under the supervision of a qualified proctor.
For the paper-based option requiring a proctor, a student must bring a photo I.D. to the exam.
Approved exam proctors are:
- Military education officers or test control officers; guidance counselors
- Military supervisor a minimum of two levels of supervision above student – Proctor should not be a UIU student.
- Full-time school or public librarians
- Testing centers at an accredited community college/college/university
- Embassy officials
- Company education directors, directors of training and development or human resource directors (student must be employed by the company).
- Professional testing centers
- UIU Center staff
- Probation officers
- Case managers
Textbooks and Course Materials
Students will be required to print or download to their personal computer or storage device a course packet, syllabus, and instructional materials from an email, and purchase any relevant textbooks. During times that internet service is available, a servicemember can send completed work via email or simply mail completed assignments. Textbooks may be purchased through the UIU Bookstore or other commercial sources using the ISBN numbers provided on the syllabus.
All of the major coursework for the following programs are available through NCPACE- Self-Paced via Mail program:
Associate Degree Programs:
- Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
- Associate of Arts in General Business
- Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts
- Associate of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor’s Degree Programs:
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – General Emphasis
- Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology
- Bachelor of Science in Social Science- General Emphasis
A student may view the courses and session start dates on the Self-Paced via Mail site. The NCPACE-Self Paced point of contact, Brandy Branstetter, can answer any questions you may have about about getting started in this program.
email: [email protected]
Additional Information about NCPACE is available through Navy College.
Students who wish to take select courses for the purpose of transferring them back to their home school are able to do this in a non-degree seeking student status. Please follow the steps below:
- Visit the NCPACE section of MyNavy Education portal to view NCPACE eligibility, NCPACE program requirements, and catalog for course availability and description.
- No transcripts are required to be a non-degree seeking student, however please visit with your home school to be certain your UIU courses will transfer.
- Apply for NCPACE tuition funding from the MyNavy Education Portal.
- Complete registration by submitting your approved NCPACE DL voucher authorized by the Navy College Program to [email protected] or to your assigned academic advisor.
- Download course materials from the email sent to your UIU email student email account before losing internet connectivity and order textbooks from the UIU Bookstore or other commercial sources using ISBN numbers provided on syllabus.
Transferring Admissions and Residency Requirements
Students may transfer up to 78 lower-division semester credits and an additional 12 upper-division semester ACE-evaluated military credits. This allows students to transfer a maximum of 90 semester credits toward the 120 semester credits required for graduation. For students pursuing a Associates level degree, up to 45 transfer credit hours may be applied towards the degree. Students may also submit credits earned from College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DSST, Excelsior College and/or ACT-PEP examinations.
To graduate with an Associate of Arts degree students must complete a minimum of 15 semester credits from Upper Iowa University and complete 12 of the last 15 semester credits required for graduation from Upper Iowa University.
To graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree students must complete a minimum of 30 semester credits from Upper Iowa University and complete 24 of the last 30 semester credits required for graduation from Upper Iowa University.
For information on how to get your UIU transcript please visit the
Transcript Request Page.