The NCP has partnerships with colleges through the SOCNAV program and the Navy Distance Learn (DL) Partnership program. SOCNAV consists of a network of accredited colleges offering specific associate and bachelors degrees to Navy members worldwide through resident courses or distance learning. SOCNAV colleges agree to accept each other's credits for transfer. The "home" college issues an official evaluation of all prior learning on a SOCNAV Agreement. This agreement serves as the student's long range degree plan. DL Partner schools offer rating relevant degrees via distance learning. These partnership schools provide associate and bachelor degree programs relevant to each rating, and make maximum use of military professional training and experience to fulfill degree requirements. The program also provides opportunities to take courses through distance learning so that Sailors anywhere will be able to pursue a degree.