All US civilian students attending the JPME Masters Program at Fort McNair are expected to complete all of the on-line and on-campus admissions requirements listed below as soon as possible.
Optional Campus Visit prior to In-processing(On-campus)
We strongly encourage civilian students attending our 10-month academic programs at Fort McNair to come to campus on one of the dates listed below. This is an opportunity for you to get assistance with any issues you have encountered with our pre-arrival requirements. Spending just an hour or two on campus will help ensure you are well-provisioned and ready to go on your first day. Dress code for the optional visit is casual attire. Pre-visits are not currently offered at our Norfolk campus.
IA Compliance (On-line)
All civilian students must register for a Joint Knowledge Online account, associate themselves with NDU as a student of their college/program, and complete all Information Assurance (IA) Compliance requirements for US Civilian JPME Masters (All Colleges).
Please thoroughly read NDU's IT Requirements page. At the scheduled Pre-briefings, you can test your login credentials and ensure that your computing devices can connect to NDU's wireless network while NDU Help Desk personnel are on location to troubleshoot any technical issues.
Security Clearances (On-line or On-campus)
CACs cannot be issued to any new student whose security clearance/background verification has not been passed to the NDU Security Office by their service/command/agency/organization security office. You should confirm that your clearance information has been received by the NDU Security Office before you make an appointment in RAPIDS. All security clearance information must be submitted to the NDU Security Office by 21 July 2018. Security Specialist POCs are Shereda Alexander, (202) 685-2131, Montez Winters, (202) 685-2134 and Larry Morales, (202) 685-2160.
Obtaining a Common Access Card (CAC) via RAPIDS (On-line and On-campus)
CAC processing is available to students PRIOR to the first day of school, once their security clearances have passed to NDU. The NDU Security Office is located in Marshall Hall, Building 62, Room 199A. You must check in at the Marshall Hall Guard Desk prior to proceeding to the NDU Security Office for your RAPIDS appointment. Two forms of valid government identification are required for RAPIDS appointments. The appointment takes approximately 20 minutes to complete, depending upon the reliability of the RAPIDS Station. We recommend that you call the NDU Security Office on the day of your appointment to verify the serviceability of the RAPIDS Station. Since the process can be time-consuming, we recommend that you allow enough time to receive your CAC before you leave your appointment.
NATO Awareness Briefings (On-line and On-campus )
All incoming NDU students are required to complete a NATO Awareness Briefing Certificate. The NATO Awareness Briefing is not a NATO Read-On. Students will complete and return Sections A and B of the NATO Awareness Briefing Certificate for NDU Students, according to the instructions listed at the bottom of the certificate. Students will turn in the completed certificate to the NDU Security Office during in-processing. Signing Section B of the Briefing Certificate indicates that the student has read and understands procedures for handling NATO Material. Each student will keep a copy of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) handout. Questions concerning NATO Awareness requirements can be addressed to NDU Security Specialists at email@example.com.
Health Forms (On-line or On-campus)
Fort McNair students should email or hand-deliver a copy of your immunization record to Mr. Don Myers in NDU's Health/Fitness Office.
All US civilian students must register for an NDU-sponsored Government Travel Card, and hold a US passport that expires AFTER June 15, 2019. These requirements can only be addressed on campus, during Pre-briefings or during In-processing.
While on campus during Pre-briefings, take the time to familiarize yourself with the resources available in the Library, and to speak with Library staff about additional learning opportunities throughout the academic year.
Academic Calendar (On-line)
See NDU's Student Calendar of Key Dates for important deadlines, holidays and events throughout AY19.
See IT Tutorials and Instruction Sheets for further guidance on O365 and JKO.