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NSW Applicants

NSW Application Process Update
Do NOT submit the application to SalesForce

- Applications should be submitted VIA DOD Safe to You must also send the Pass Phrase in an unencrypted email to If you fail to do this, your package will not be considered for conversion.
- All requests for NSW Conversion will be acknowledged with a confirmation email within 1 week of submission. If you do not receive this notification, we did not receive it. 
- You do not need to request a conversion quota in CWAY. If you are selected for training, we will get you an ACV Quota.  
- By Direction is NOT accepted for the Commanding Officer's Recommendation.
- All applicants require endorsement from NSWAC Exhibit 1 and PST (including NAVET and OSVET).
- Contact your rating ECM to communicate your intentions prior to submitting your request for conversion. Especially if you are within your orders window or approaching your EAOS. 
- NSW is not accepting RC to AC conversion requests.
- Applicants may apply up to 9 months prior to PRD and 6 months prior to SEAOS. If an applicant is under orders, they may NOT submit a request for conversion, regardless of gaining command approval. Orders will be executed, and the member may apply the first quarter after checking in with their new command.
- No applications should be submitted if the command cannot support releasing the sailor within six months of the date the 1306 is signed. 

- Applicants who have attended other special programs and dropped are no longer required to wait 24 months from program drop to submit for entry into NSW. The 24-month wait still applies to applicants who have dropped from an NSW program. Applicants may submit 1 quarter early. 


NSW is now accepting packages from Fleet/NAVET/OSVET applicants within the following year groups (YG):
SEAL- 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
SWCC- 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

SO/SB Conversion Application Period Timelines
Applications submitted outside of submission window will be returned without action unless otherwise authorized. 

FY24 Application Windows dates:
Q1 November 3 - 17
Q2 February 23 - March 8
Q3 May 3-17
Q4 AUG 9-23

*Applicants will be notified of package receipt within 1 week of receipt and their conversion opportunity status.  Notification of selection is usually given 4-6 weeks after the application window close dates deadline.
*Conversion POC listed below, do not call the ECM (actual) for status updates unless you have exhausted all other means.  
NSW Conversion Application Period Sequence of Events
Application Period
 1.    Submit package via DOD SAFE to NLT deadline.
2.    Packages are assessed for completeness IAW MILPERSMAN 1220-300 for SEAL applicants or MILPERSMAN 1220-400​ for SWCC applicants.
3.    Incomplete packages or those outside ​of NSW community needs will be returned without action.
 Conversion Authorization Period 4.    NSW ECM will determine the most qualified candidates for conversion based on the whole person concept and NSW community needs. 
Post-Conversion Authorization Period​
 5.    The NSW ECM will notify the respective ECM's of the applicants' who are given a conversion authorization, and they will decide to release/not release to NSW.
6.    Applicants’ medical requirements are verified.
7.    Conversion authorization results are emailed to the applicant and their command (approximately 4-6 weeks after submission deadlines).
8.    Orders are written by PERS-401 based on available class dates and applicant's PRD.​

Please read our FAQs.docx to learn more about the conversion application/authorization process, eligibility requirements, and other important information you need to know. ​
SEAL/SWCC Conversion POC 
SO (SEAL) / SB (SWCC) BUPERS-32 Technical Advisors
Phone: 901-874-3604
Phone: 901-874-4669
Need to schedule a PST or interview?
Contact the NSW Assessment Team at​
East Coast- 1-757-763-3005
West Coast- 1-619-537-5902

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