Upgrade/Renewal At The Same Time

So I have enough time to upgrade to 2nd Mate Unlimited and also up for renewal end of the year. How do I process with USCG? Do I have to do it separately? Like upgrade and then renewal?

Renewal for my MMC I mean. 5 years is up at the end of the year. Just took my BT and Fire fighting Revalidation class.

Just select upgrade and renewal on the application.

Check both boxes on the application.

No, that will just cost you more money for no reason.