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Tests & Events

The following are events, DANTES sponsored test, and other tests conducted or administered at the Education and Career Services. Please call the Education and Career Services at (703) 614-9104 to schedule an appointment to attend or take these tests.


October 2017

Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT)

Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 • 8:30–11:30 am • Bldg. 29, Rm. 204.
This test consists of questions in nine different areas: General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Numerical Operations, Auto and Shop Information, Mathematical Knowledge, Mechanical Comprehension, and Electronic Information.

College 101 / Tuition Assistance (TA) Orientation

Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25 • 1:30–2:30 pm • Bldg. 29, Rm. 204.
This orientation is intended to provide advisement to Marines regarding college terminology and their educational responsibilities, as well as financial obligations when using TA.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)/
Dantes Subject Standardized Test (DSST)

Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25 • 9–11 am & 1–3 pm • Bldg. 29, Rm. 204.
CLEP/DSSTs are computer-based and used to grant exemption from and credit for specific college courses. Both are free to active duty/reserve personnel; for civilians each CLEP test cost $80 + $20 administrative fee and each DSST cost $80 + $20 administrative fee. Interested persons MUST call 703-525-7275 to schedule.

Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB)

Mondays, October 2, 16, 23, 30 • 8:30 – 10:30 am • Bldg. 29, Rm. 204.
This test is used to test general ability of a service-member to learn a foreign language.

Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT)

Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • 8:30 am – 2:30 pm • Bldg. 29, Rm. 204.
This test is designed as a standard test for determining listening and reading proficiency in a foreign language.

Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

Wednesdays, October 18, 25 • 8:30–11 am • Bldg. 29, Rm. 204.
This test is a standard test designed to measure basic language, reading, and mathematic levels of proficiency. It is used to determine eligibility for participation in TA Program.



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