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


Scholarship Awarded
Wayland Baptist University (WBU) announced the recipients of two scholarships. The scholarships honor the late MCBH Education Services Officer Loretta Cornett-Huff for her 20 years of service and dedication to the educational success of Marines and their family members. The scholarship recipients were recognized in a small ceremony at the Education Center on Tuesday 21 January, 2014. The WBU students Sgt Michael A. Joseph and MSgt Marion Eggers each received an award of $1000.00.

The National Test Centers is converting from computer based to Internet based CLEP exams. Anyone taking a CLEP exam at the National Testing Center (NTC) on base (Building 219, classroom 5) must pre-register for the exam. See the attached brochure with instructions on creating a CLEP account and how to register for the exam. The NTC on MCBH Kaneohe Bay is open for testing 0800-1530 every Thursday, call 808-544-9313 with questions. Remember information on CLEP test preparation is available at the Education Center and Base library for free! Please contact the Education Center 808-257-2158 if you have any questions.


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 2016 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 MARFORPAC Building Location

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


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