Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS)

Army National Guard: Drilling

Benefit Fact Sheet


Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS) facilitates the professional development of Regular Army Officers by providing them the opportunity to participate in a fully funded graduate degree program. The Advanced Civil Schooling fully funded graduate program provides Army officers the best academic education in the timeliest and most cost effective manner so that they may advance their careers into positions that require graduate degrees and better meet the needs of the Army.

Army National Guard Soldiers on drilling status are not eligible for Advanced Civil Schooling. Advanced Civil Schooling is intended to facilitate the education of Officers in the Regular Army and Officers on Voluntary Indefinite status for assignment to positions that require graduate degrees.


Additional Information

For more information, (these pages will direct you to enter a CAC or DS Logon and password):

HRC Officer Advanced Education Programs:

HRC Advanced Civil Schooling Programs General Information:

AR 621-1:

Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS):

Document Review Date: 31 August 2020