EDUCATION SERVICES
Our mission is to help active duty members and their families successfully achieve their academic goals. Some services available include processing of Tuition Assistance (TA), printing academic transcripts, Apprenticeship & Certification Program information, Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) testing, and academic advisement.

DoD VOLUNTARY EDUCATION PORTAL FOR ALL SERVICES
The Voluntary Education Program advocates lifelong learning for the Department of Defense community by providing policy, program guidance, and resource oversight. In addition you’ll find information on military Tuition Assistance, and Service Member Opportunity College (SOC), Troops To Teachers (TTT), etc.

http://apps.mhf.dod.mil/voled

COMPLETE THE REQUIRED COLLEGE 101 TRAINING

Higher Education Preparation Course (Online)

JOINT SERVICES TRANSCRIPT (JST)
JST System: https://jst.doded.mil/smart/signIn.do

 

SERVICE MEMBERS OPPORTUNITY COLLEGE MARINES (SOCMAR)
Degree programs for the Marine Corps. Earn a college degree while you’re in the Marine Corps.
http://www.soc.aascu.org/socmar/

UNITED SERVICES MILITARY APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM (USMAP)
https://usmap.cnet.navy.mil/

LEADERSHIP SCHOLAR PROGRAM (LSP)
http://www.leadershipscholarprogram.com

MARINE CORPS COOL (CREDENTIALING OPPORTUNITIES ON-LINE)
https://www.cool.navy.mil/usmc/

ONLINE ACADEMIC REVIEW
http://www.nelnetsolutions.com/DantesNet/

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS

Our on base college representatives are located in Bldg 111 (Lifelong Learning Center) across from the base gas station.

  • National University – Chermaine Harrell, Associate Regional Dean Military and Veteran Affairs, 619-563-7481
  • San Diego Community College – Jeanie Tyler, Director Off-Campus Program, 619-295-9974
  • Columbia College – Diana Schriefer, Director, 866-594-2330
  • Penn State University – Izzy Avila, Director, 619-889-2090
  • Contact the Life Long Learning Center concerning visiting colleges/universities, (619) 524-8158

SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

  • FAFSA Application – This FREE application is used to apply for
    federal, state and institutional grants, work-study and loans online at:
    http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

MILITARY TESTING SECTION INFORMATION
(Installation Personnel Administration Center (IPAC) provides Military Testing in Building 622 (DLAB, ARC or RCAT, EDPT, AFCT GCT, LPT for Marines)

FREE PRACTICE TESTS ONLINE
ASVAB: http://www.military.com/ASVAB

 

AFCT test is given to military personnel only and are scheduled by appointment on Fridays at 0800.

DEFENSE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST (DLPT) &
DEFENSE LANGUAGE APTITUDE BATTERY (DLAB) TEST

Tests are given to military personnel only and are scheduled by appointment.

Phone: (619) 524-6123
DSN: 524-6123
Fax: (619) 524-6110

Recruit Administration Branch
41001 Midway Ave
Bldg 622, Room 121
San Diego, CA 92140

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Lifelong Learning Center
Building 111 across from the gas station.

Hours
Monday – Friday
0730 – 1600

James Brooks
Education Services Officer
(619) 524-8158 or (619) 524-8280
james.brooks@usmc.mil

Annie Villalon
Education & Career Specialist
(619) 524-1275 or (619) 524-6865
annie.villalon@usmc.mil

MCRD Lifelong Learning Center Survey

DoD Postsecondary Education Complaint System (PECS)