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    John A. Lejeune Education Center

      Bldg 825 Stone St.
        Camp Lejeune

      Monday - Thursday: 7:30AM - 6:00PM
         Friday: 7:30AM - 5:00PM (Expect a response within 48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays)

    Phone  910.451.3091
    Phone  910.450.9081
    Apprenticeship  910.451.0064
    DSN  751.3091 or 750.9081

    MCAS New River Education Center

      Bldg AS-212 Bancroft St.
        MCAS New River

      Monday - Friday: 7:30AM - 5:00PM (Expect a response within 48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays)

    Phone  910.449.6233
    Phone  910.449.5397
    DSN  752.6233 or 752.5397
    Apprenticeship  910.449.5397

    Education Counselors at Education Assistance can assist personnel in starting or completing their journey towards their college degree. Questions about our core services should be directed to the education center staff. We look forward to assisting our customers with these and any other educational needs.

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    Testing Center

     John A. Lejeune Education Center
        Bldg 825 Stone Street
        Camp Lejeune

      Monday - Thursday: 7:00AM - 4:00PM
         Friday: 7:00AM - 1:30PM

    Military Testing

    Military classification tests are available to all active duty and reserve personnel for all military branches of service. Personnel are required to submit the appropriate paperwork to the John A. Lejeune Education Center - Testing Department – Room 120. Click on the links provided to download the mandated exam authorizations forms. Appropriate Command signatures are required.

    Testing Center

     John A. Lejeune Education Center
        Bldg 825 Stone Street
        Camp Lejeune

      Monday - Thursday: 7:00AM - 4:00PM
         Friday: 7:00AM - 1:30PM

    *Rush scoring does not exist for ACT/SAT or AFCT tests. Allow nine weeks for SAT scores and four weeks for ACT scores.

    Testing Restriction

    Testing services are restricted to authorized base personnel only – active/reserve military, military spouses and retirees, DoD and NAF personnel, and individuals attending on base classes. Download testing fliers for complete exam information, registration, fees, dates & times, etc.

    Paper-Based Proctor Services

    Limited paper-based proctoring services are available. Authorization required. Contact 910.451.9289 to schedule a sit-down appointment with the Testing Officer to complete all necessary proctor request forms, and review facility policies and procedures.

    Computer-based Proctor Services

    Personnel needing computer-based proctoring services are required to seek alternate proctoring sites. Students are responsible for paying all applicable fees, if they apply. Students may click here for a list of local schools offering this service, or seek their own arrangements elsewhere.

    WebTA Steps

    Instruction Sheet - Read before starting

    The information on this page is ONLY for deployed personnel and Marines stationed at non-Marine Corps Installations east of the Mississippi. If you are physically at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River, please contact the Education Centers directly for instructions.

    To be eligible to use the webTA system, please complete Step One (Higher Education Preparation Course) and then email our office so your webTA profile can be updated. You should upload your HEP Certificate to your webTA profile. You must also send us an email ( with the following information:

    • Rank and Full Name
    • Last 4 of SSN
    • Unit
    • Location (City, State, Country)
    • Summary of what has been completed

    Step One - Higher Education Prep Course

    The HEP Course is a mandatory online course for all first-time TA users to be eligible for military tuition assistance (this is replacing the College 101 Orientation per MarAdmin 093/16). TA Applicants must provide a copy of the completion certificate to the Education Center or upload a digital copy of the certificate to their webTA portal. The course is hosted online at JKO. Please click HEP above to open the instruction sheet for the course.

    Step Two - College Information Session

    TThe HEP class was created by the DoD, so each military base is required to pass on service-specific guidelines to prospective tuition assistance users. A voluntary, but highly encouraged, information session is offered to all active duty personnel. The Info Session covers Camp Lejeune-New River TA policies and procedures, reviews current Marine Corps policies, and provides a review on completing the webTA application.

    Prospective TA users need to contact the Education Center to have a link to the Information Session sent via email.

    Step Three - Assessment Testing

    Prospective TA users have three options to complete the necessary assessment requirement for the Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River education offices.

    • Show proof of prior college with grades of C or better in college-level math and English or
    • Show proof of your GT score. If your score is 99 or above, the assessment test is waived per regulation or
    • Complete the Peterson's Online Assessment. Please choose the Blue, OASC test option. If you complete the pre-test with a score of 80% in both English and math, you are done. Just upload a copy of your test scores to the webTA portal. If you do not score 80% on the pre-test, you will be required to go through the lessons the site selects and then complete a post-test. Your post-test score must be an average of 80% in each section of the test

    Step Four - Apply for Military TA

    Use the student webTA portal to apply for tuition assistance and obtain command approval. A webTa user's guide is available if you would like a screen-by-screen set of instructions.

    Final Step - Documents to Upload

    Statement of Fees. Document that shows the term start and end dates, course information, and course cost. This is required every time TA is requested.

    Degree Plan/Curriculum. A complete list of all the courses required for your degree Please click the link for instructions on how to upload this documentation. The instruction sheet will also provide an overview of the webTA application process.

    What Education Center Should You Use?

    East Coast/East of the Mississippi
    MCB Camp Lejeune, NC

    West Coast/West of the Mississippi
    MCB Camp Pendleton, CA
    MCAS Miramar, CA

    Deployments to Okinawa (UDP)
    MCB Camp Butler, Okinawa
    MCAS Miramar, CA
    I&I Duty Personnel
    MARFORRES New Orleans
    West of the Mississippi
    MCRD San Diego, CA
    East of the Mississippi
    MCRD Parris Island, SC

    Colleges and Universities Aboard Base

    Coastal Carolina Community College

    Coastal Carolina Community College
    Camp Lejeune - 910.451.2391/0171
    MCAS New River - 910-449-6926/5369

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    Campbell University

    Camp Lejeune - 910.451.3097
    MCAS New River - 910.449.6600

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    University of North Carolina Wilmington

    University of North Carolina Wilmington
    Camp Lejeune - 910.451.5266
    CCCC Office - 910.455.2310
    MCAS New River - 910.449.4440
    Testing - 910.962.8378

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    Coastal Carolina Community College

    Boston University
    Camp Lejeune - 910.451.5574
    MCAS New River - 910.449.6459


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    Southern Illinois University
    Camp Lejeune - 910.451.5575
    MCAS New River - 910.449.6250


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    Webster University

    Webster University
    Camp Lejeune - 910.451.0951
    CCCC Office - 910.455.2310
    MCAS New River - 910.449.4677

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