Education Center

The Education Center provides services for active duty service members, family members, veterans, and DoD civilians on board MCBH Kaneohe Bay. We are here to assist you as you start or complete your journey towards a college degree or certificate program.


MCB Hawaii CLEP/DSST “credit-by-exam” testing is on WEDNESDAYS.

  • Start time: 0800
  • End time: seated NLT 1530
  • Location: National Testing Center
  • Bldg: 219

Description: Developed by the College Board (the people behind AP & SAT), CLEP has been the most widely trusted credit-by-exam program for over 40 years, accepted by 2,900 colleges & universities and administered in over 1,800 test centers. DSST exams, recommended for credit by the American Council on Education, cover an extensive list of subject-level exams offered in diverse disciplines via both upper and lower-level baccalaureate credit courses. These exams help students save time and money while accelerating graduation completion. FREE prep materials available at Education Center (Bldg 220) and Base Library (Bldg 219).

— CLEP registration:

— DSST registration: no pre-registration required; just walk in to take exam

— NTC info:


New Postsecondary Complaint System (PECS)
Who should submit a complaint?  If you or your family member receives active duty military Tuition Assistance or is a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Scholarship recipient, and are experiencing problems with your school, you are encouraged to submit feedback at the PECS site.

MCScholarshipMarine Corps Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Available
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has opened its scholarship application for the 2015-2016 academic year. All eligible children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen should apply!  For more info go to


COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) helps Marine Corps Service members find information on certifications and licenses related to their jobs. Use COOL to get background information on credentialing and find detailed information on:

  • Credentials related to a Marine Corps Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)
  • Credential requirements and potential gaps between Marine Corps training and civilian workforce credentialing requirements
  • Resources available to fill gaps between military training and civilian credentialing requirements
  • How to get a COOL funded voucher to pay for credential exam and maintenance fees


Contact the Education Center at 257-2158 for more information!


See this pdf for great ways to stretch your TA dollars.

Click here for FAFSA information.

Special Programs

Leadership Scholar Program
The Leadership Scholar Program (LSP) assists honorably discharging Marines with their education after active duty. It fast-tracks acceptance of qualified Marines to institutions of higher learning. See this LSP brochure and watch the video below for more information. You can also visit the LSP YouTube Channel here.



Academic and professional success requires a strong foundation in key skill areas. MASP is a basic academic skills curriculum that improves knowledge in reading comprehension, communication, writing and mathematics. Per MCO 1560.25, the target population for MASP is Marines with General Technical (GT) ASVAB scores of 99 and below. It also serves as an excellent college-PREP program. (Family members may participate on a space-available basis.) As such, it is best described as an intense “academic boot camp.” Any interested Marine should call the Education Center at 257-2158 or visit us in Bldg 220.

FY 2017 MASP information and enrollment form

2014 GED Exam Guidelines

Registering for the GED Test on computer DANTES



Learn English as a Second Language (ESL). See this ESL class PDF for additional info.
ESL Sign-up Form



Map for Bldg 219 classrooms at Kaneohe Bay

Map for Bldg 220 classrooms at Kaneohe Bay

Directions from Front Gate to Bldg 220

Directions from both front & back gates to Education Center Bldg

MAP: Camp H.M. Smith Education Center (Wing 2C)


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