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 Counseling And Testing 

Counseling  Services

Counseling Hours
Monday-Wednesday, Friday: 0730-1600
Thursday: 1300-1600


At the Fort Irwin Education center all community members are welcome. We offer Information and Services for:

  • Guidance Counseling for College and Career
  • Interest Inventories
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships
  • Commissioning Programs

Tuition Assistance 

  • Create an account @
  • TA pays up to $250 per semester hour, up to $4500 per fiscal year
  • You may be able to access your GI Bill for “Top Up”—ask a counselor for details
  • Don’t wait until the last minute—get your TA ready well in advance of classes

Post 911 GI Bill

How much will I receive?

Based on your length of active duty service, you are entitled to a percentage of the following:

  • Cost of tuition and fees, not to exceed the most expensive in-state undergraduate tuition at a public institution of higher education (paid to school).
  • Monthly housing allowance* equal ot the basic allowance for housing payable to a military E-5 with dependents, in the same zip code as your school (paid to you).
  • Yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1000 per year (paid to you).
  • A one-time payment of $500 paid to certain individuals relocating from highly rural areas.

*Note: The housing allowance and books and supplies stipend are not payable to individuals on active duty. The housing allowance is not payable to those pursuing training at half time or less or to individuals enrolled in distance learning.

Basic Skills Education Program


  • GT Improvement
  • Brush up for College English & Math

NO COST, 3 Week Course offered monthly, 09:00 to 17:00 Monday- Friday.

Get form from Receptionist

Needs commander approval

Family/Community members welcome on space available basis


Testing Services

Military and DANTES Testing Sections
Building 1020 the corner of 3rd Street and F Avenue

Commercial Phone: 760-380-4442
  Fax: 760-380-3993
Testing E-Mail:




Available Tests: 

  •        AFCT – This exam is given only to military personnel and requires a DA Form 4187 signed by the commander.    Download: Sample Form 4187 - AFCT 
    Exception:  Soldiers who have attended the BSEP Class are not required to submit
    a DA Form 4187 for approval if they are administered the AFCT at the end of the class; however, they must still meet all the eligibility requirements.
  •        SIFT (formerly known as AFAST) – It is required that soldiers review the SIFT memorandum before signing up.  This exam is given only to military personnel and requires a DA Form 4187 signed by the commander.  
    Download: SIFT Memorandum           Download: Sample Form 4187 - SIFT  
  •         DLPT – This exam is given only to military personnel and requires a DA Form 4187 signed by the commander.  Soldiers must wait 180 days before a retest is permitted.   Download: Sample Form 4187 - DLPT
  •        DLAB – This exam is given only to military personnel and requires a DA Form 4187 signed by the commander.  Soldiers must obtain a score of 95 or higher to pass (effective 01 Oct 06).    Download: Sample Form 4187 - DLAB 
  •        Pre-GT – This exam is given only to military personnel.  No DA Form 4187 is required.  Soldiers must schedule an appointment prior to testing.
  •        TABE – Tests of ADULT Basic Education.   No DA Form 4187 is required.  
  •         Proctored Exams – This includes military course exams and college correspondence exams.  Participants must have their exams/exam login information mailed directly to post testing and attempt to test within two weeks of its arrival.  No one will have access to their exam before/after testing.  It will be the examiner’s responsibility to return the exam for grading.  Participants must inquire of their school as to when to expect their exam at this facility and provide this information to the Test Administrator.  
  •        ACT - This exam is only available to military personnel at this facility.  *Use of a regular or scientific calculator is permitted.  Retest participants must pay the current test fees prior to retesting.
  •        GRE - Military personnel must resgister at the website:  May obtain a reimbursement form at the Education Center after testing. (This exam is given at National Test Centers).    
  •        GMAT - Military personnel must see register at the website: obtain a reimbursement form at the Education Center after testing. (This exam is given at National Testing Centers).    
  •        GED Military Personnel may take this test at any Pearson VUE testing center located at Barstow Community College (760-252-2411). Reimbursement form is available at the Education Center after testing.                        
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