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MCCS Personal & Professional Readiness: Home: Education Center

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We're located in Building 220 at the intersection of 4th and G Streets and are open from 0730-1630 M-F. We can assist with Tuition Assistance (TA), GI Bill, testing, career and education counseling, financial aid, and study resources. Our services are available to DoD service members, veterans, civilian personnel, and their spouses and children. You can read more about our services below and on our webpage.


Programs & Services

Did you know that you get $4500 each fiscal year,
separate from your GI Bill,
for college classes, certificate programs, and vocational training?

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To begin using Tuition Assistance (TA), carefully follow this checklist:

  • College 101 - A required one-hour class that explains all of your USMC education benefits and provides step-by-step guidance on using the online WebTA system. 
    • Held face-to-face in the Education Center every Wednesday from 1130-1230. No preregistration needed.
    • Held virtually via WebEx every Thursday from 1130-1230. Register online at EventBrite.
  • General Technical (GT) Score - Your ASVAB GT score must be 100 or above. If you don't have the required GT score there are several other ways you can qualify:
    • Do you have prior college credit? Bring us your transcripts and we may be able to waive the GT score requirement for you.
    • You can take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and if you score a 10.2 or higher you'll be eligible for TA. Come by the Education Center or visit our website for the registration form. There are free TABE study guides available at the Base Library (Bldg. 219). 
  • Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) Personal Readiness Seminar (PRS) Survival Skills Course - Go to JKO and complete this training (course number: J30 P-US1395).
    • After completion upload your certificate of completion to your WebTA account and contact us to let us know you've uploaded it.
  • Update Your Contact Info - Once you've completed the above items, access your WebTA account and update your contact info. If your account says "Ineligible", please contact us. We can fix that over the phone.
  • Upload Your Degree Program - Once your school has given you a copy of your degree program (the list of courses you need to take to earn your degree), upload that document to your WebTA account, then contact us and let us know you uploaded it.

Below are some resources to help you choose the best college for you,
but you can also schedule an appointment with one of our Education and Career Specialists
for personalized one-on-one help.

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College Navigator
A Department of Education site that can help you search for colleges based on program, location, and online vs. face-to-face delivery formats.

TA Decide
Another college search tool specifically for schools that accept Tuition Assistance.


MCBH Anchor Institutions

Our "Anchor Institutions" have offices located right here in the Education Center and often offer face-to-face classes on-site as well as online classes.


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Other Oʻahu Schools

These schools are either local institutions or schools that have offices on other military installations on island.

American Military University Brigham Young University, Hawaiʻi Central Michigan University
Central Texas College Chaminade University of Honolulu Coastline Community College
Columbia College Excelsior College Honolulu Community College
Kapiʻolani Community College Leeward Community College Thomas Edison State University
Universal Technical Institute University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa University of Hawaiʻi West Oʻahu
University of Maryland Global Campus Windward Community College WyoTech


*Inclusion of these institutions on this site does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense of the linked websites, or the information, products or services contained therein. 




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Personal and professional testing through the Education Center and the Testing Center.

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Education Center Tests
Please refer to the 2021 Examination Schedule for upcoming test dates on MCBH. 

  • DLAB/DLPT - The Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB). The Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT
  • OPI - The Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)
  • AFCT - The Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT) is the ASVAB test for Active Duty members. Please submit the registration form to reserve a seat for this exam.
  • TABE - The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) tests your English and Math skills. We use this test primarily for Marines who do not have the required minimum GT score of 100 to qualify for Tuition Assistance. Rather than take the AFCT (ASVAB) you can take the TABE and if you score at least a 10.2 we waive the GT score requirement for TA qualification.


Testing Center Tests
The National Testing Center at MCBH is located in Building 219.
Alternate Testing Centers are located at Schofield Barracks, Tripler Army Medical Center, and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
Please contact for available test dates and times at each location.

***The MCBH National Testing Center is temporarily closed. Please contact the email above for alternate locations.***




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  • Other search sites
  • Pat Tillman Scholarship




Onward to Opportunity

Schools that discount tuition for spouses

Contact Us






MCBH Education Center
Building 220

Phone: (808) 257-2158
DSN: 457-2158

Hours: 0730-1630 M-F