Visiting your installation's adult education center can help you achieve your education goals. Adult education centers have experienced staff members trained to understand the unique challenges of being a military spouse. Staff members can help you find answers to your education questions and can often help you streamline your application process to take courses offered through accredited colleges and universities.
Career and education counselors can assist you in developing realistic short- and long-term education goals, help you develop a plan and assist you in taking the steps to achieve your goals.
Research national, state, local, university and military spouse scholarships that may help you finance your educational goals. Additional resources may include grants, loans, federal work-study programs student employment.
Most adult education centers also serve as a National Testing Center offering exams, which may include the following:
- College Level Examination Program, or CLEP
- General examinations
- DANTES Subject Standardized Tests, or DSST
- Pearson Virtual University Enterprises, or Pearson VUE
- Professional licensures and certifications examinations
- General Education Development, or GED, tests
Various testing agencies may also have approved your adult education center to proctor examinations and provide official results.
You can visit MilitaryINSTALLATIONS to locate your installation's adult education center. Select 'Program or service’ and choose ‘Adult Education Centers' from the list of programs and services, enter your installation or ZIP code and select ‘Search’ to find a point of contact near you. If you need additional information regarding education opportunities, you can visit the Education, Training and Licensing lifecycle stage of MySECO or speak with a SECO career coach by calling Military OneSource at 800-342-9647. For further guidance, use the Live Chat feature on the MySECO website.