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    John A. Lejeune Education Center

      Bldg 825 Stone St., Camp Lejeune

      Monday - Friday: 7:30AM - 4:30PM (Expect a response within 48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays)

    Phone -  910-451-3091/910-450-9081
    DSN -  751.3091

    MCAS New River Education Center

      Bldg AS-212 Bancroft St., MCAS New River

      Monday - Friday: 8AM - 4:30PM (Expect a response within 48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays)

    Phone -  910-449-5421/910-449-6623
    DSN - 752.6233

    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 Portal

    WebTA Steps

    Step One - Higher Education Prep Course

    Per MarAdmin 093/16, the Higher Education Prep Course (HEP) replaces the previous College 101 Orientation. The HEP is DoD mandated online training for all first-time TA users. When the training is complete, upload a copy of the certificate to your webTA account using the instruction flyer in Step 5.

    Per DoD regulation, all first-time Tuition Assistance applicants must complete the Higher Education Preparation Course hosted on JKO in order to be eligible for military tuition assistance. This course includes choosing a career goal, determining an educational path to completing that goal, factors to consider when choosing an institute of higher education, and tuition assistance and other forms of funding. The expected outcome is to create a personal education folder, which can be beneficial when meeting with an education counselor.

    Action Item: Go to and select HEP US001 from the course catalog. Once you complete the course, save a copy of your certificate and upload it into your webTA portal

    Step Two - Assessment Test

    There are five options to meeting this requirement.

    • If a Marines GT score is 100 or above, the assessment requirement is waived. Our office can view a Marine’s GT score through the webTA portal, so no paperwork has to be submitted for the waiver.
    • If a Marine has proof of prior college with grades of C or better in college-level math and English courses, provide a copy of your transcript.
    • Complete the miniTABE test (with a grade of 10.2 or higher in both math and English) at the Coastal Carolina Community College’s Learning Lab in the Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River Education Centers. Please verify the lab hours and staffing before coming in to take the test.
    • Complete a pre-test assessment test (with a grade of 80% or higher in math and English) on the Peterson’s Academic Skills Training website under the OASC section. All participants must register to use the site. (
    • Elect to not complete an assessment and be limited to one course at a time until successful completion of twelve (12) semester hours.

    Action Item: Upload the documentation into your webTA portal that correlates to one of the five options listed above.

    Step Three - Notify the Education Office of Progress

    Action Item: To ensure your webTA portal is updated and clear for TA submission, please send an email to to let us know you have uploaded the necessary TA eligibility documentation. If you have issues uploading the documentation, please attach it to your email. Include your Name, EDIPI number, and a brief note summarizing what you have completed in the body of the email.

    Step Four - Review webTA Instruction Flyer

    Review the webTA Instruction Sheet for details of the entire process. You will be required to upload the two documents below.

    Degree Plan/Curriculum. This is a complete list of all the courses required for a degree. This document is required the first time military TA is used; it must be updated once an official evaluation is completed by the college/university.

    Statement of Fees. This is a Camp Lejeune-New River requirement. This documentation should show the term start and end dates, course information, and course cost. Our office uses this documentation to verify that everything on your request is correct before we authorize the funding for your TA.

    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
    Camp Lejeune - 910.451.2391
    MCAS New River - 910-449-6926/5369

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    University of North Carolina Wilmington
    Camp Lejeune - 910.451.5266
    CCCC Office - 910.938.6736
    MCAS New River - 910.449.4440
    Testing - 910.962.8378

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    MCAS New River - 910.449.6250

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    Webster University
    Camp Lejeune - 910.467.0422
    MCAS New River - 910.467.0423

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    Embry Riddle
    Camp Lejeune - 910.451.0174
    Microsoft Systems Academy - 910.451.7253

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