Education Offline...At Your Pace

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Education Offline...At Your Pace courses are open to all active duty, their family members, and Veterans.

Apply for Education Offline Courses

Coastline's Extended Learning Division, Programs for Military & Corporate Students, has consolidated its NCPACE-DL, Coast Guard Afloat, and PocketEd programs to enable all of its students to continue their education when Internet connectivity, location, and/or security does not permit consistent access to online courses.

Funding sources for TA vary by service branch.

Course Delivery

Education Offline courses do not require Internet connectivity during any part of the course. All assignments are paper-based. Students follow the assignment schedule in the syllabus throughout the 12-week, self-paced class.

Proctored Exams

All Education Offline courses require a proctor whose function is to ensure the integrity of the exam process. Students will be required to identify a test proctor, either the command Educational Services Officer or command designated representative, along with the proctor's contact information. Please note that current Coastline students cannot be proctors for other Coastline students.

Textbooks and Course Materials

Once TA has been approved and prior to course start date, students are required to purchase a course packet and textbook, which must be purchased through MBS (Education Offline). Each course packet includes a handbook and media containing the course content. When ordering the packet, select either a CD-ROM or SD Card. You do not need to order both. Visit the Education Offline course materials page for more information. 

Available Courses

Each Education Offline course has a designated instructor who students may contact when they have questions about course content or assignments.

Get Started and Enroll

Students must complete the steps to register for an Education Offline course and are encouraged to plan ahead. It is recommended that students start the enrollment process 3 weeks before they plan to start their course(s). NOTE TO ALL SAILORS: Please secure Command authorization for NCPACE-DL TA at least 3 to 6 weeks prior to class start date to ensure the timely delivery of course materials.

Dropping a Course

A student assumes full responsibility for completing each course in which he or she has registered. If a course drop/withdrawal is necessary, the student is responsible for contacting their proctor to complete the Education Offline Course Drop Form. The form can be found in the course and proctor packets.

Note to all sailors:

Education Offline...At Your Pace qualifies for NCPACE-DL Tuition Assistance, which is only available to:

Official Education Plan

Coastline requires all students to have an Official Education Plan upon completion of 6 units/credits at Coastline or 9 semester hours paid by Government-issued Tuition Assistance. The Official Education Plan guarantees a solid path to your Coastline degree. It reflects how your military and college credit applies towards your degree and displays your remaining requirements.

To request your Official Education Plan:

After completing these steps, an OEP and DegreeWorks program audit will be emailed to you in four to six weeks.


Associate Degrees and Certificates are not automatically awarded upon completion of requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to submit the online Graduation Application during the graduation filing period for the semester in which they are enrolled in their final course(s).