VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy College Program (NCP) announced Feb. 12, that the self-service Navy College Appointment Scheduler tool available via the NCP website has been enhanced and added to My Navy Portal (MNP).
According to Christy Minshew, Voluntary Education (VOLED) Appointment Scheduler program manager at the Navy College Virtual Education Center, the improved self-service scheduling tool includes several upgrades. The new version allows all Sailors to directly schedule academic counseling appointments with the Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC) and OCONUS Sailors can schedule counseling appointments at their respective Navy College Offices. Overseas Sailors can also schedule either an academic test (SAT and ACT) or a Defense Language test.
"The old NCP Rapid scheduler was more of a manual process, where the new NCP/MNP scheduler allows increased functionality by all Navy College counselors; they can now see and manipulate their schedules, including access to the system by overseas Navy College locations," said Minshew. "The scheduler also has improved tools that allow us to rapidly adjust and improve our products based on the demand signals from our Sailors."
Availability through the NCP website and MNP will maximize scheduler access for Sailors, a Common Access Card is required to get to the scheduler. The new MNP Scheduler allows Sailors to choose from three scheduling menus:
1) Education Counseling - General counseling, Tuition Assistance counseling or Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) counseling. Education counseling appointments are conducted via the telephone by staff in the Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC). Sailors stationed overseas may schedule an in-person appointment with a counselor in the OCONUS Navy College Office (NCO).
2) Foreign Language Testing - Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) and Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT). Language Testing for CONUS locations is administered by the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT). Language testing for OCONUS locations is administered by the Navy College Offices (NCOs).
3) Academic Testing - SAT and ACT administered by OCONUS NCOs.
Once an appointment is made, Sailors can return to MNP to view or modify their appointment by clicking on "View Appointments" on the Navy College Program Scheduler landing page.
Jean Powell, a Navy College Program educational specialist and Virtual Education Center counselor was one of the first staff members to interact with the new MNP scheduler.
"I am very impressed and really like the new scheduler, because it allows me to look ahead into future appointments and better plan the support and research I'll need to help our Sailors," said Powell.
To visit the new NCP scheduler, from the MNP home page (https://www.mnp.navy.mil/html/portal/logout.jsp), navigate to the scheduler or select it from the carousel at the bottom of the home page: Nav Path = Career & Life Events->Training, Education Qualifications->Appointment Scheduler or direct link: https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/training-education-qualifications/appointment-scheduler.
From the NCP website, the tool can be accessed via the Sailor Tab, Navy Education Counseling tab, by clicking on "VOLED Appointment Scheduler".
For more information regarding Navy College Program (NCP) opportunities, visit the website at www.navycollege.navy.mil/.
The site is available 24/7 for Sailors and commands to obtain Navy College Program updates and information and to submit electronic help requests. The Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC) is available 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST Monday - Friday by calling: (877) 838-1659/DSN 492-4684. OCONUS Sailors may contact their servicing Navy College Office (NCO) listed on the website at www.navycollege.navy.mil/contact.htm.
In addition to the NCP website and NCVEC, the NCP mobile app offers access to NCP planning tools, including required training. Sailors can download the app from the Apple or Google Play store at no cost. Search 'NCP App' in the stores.
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