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Testing & Examination Programs
 
Always ensure that your chosen institution of higher learning will grant credit for the examination(s) you plan to take.

ACT/SAT PREPARATION

FREE ACT/SAT PREP COURSE FOR ALL NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS AND DEPENDENTS:

After receiving tens of thousands of letters of thanks from Service Members world-wide, a group of NFL, NFL Europe, AFL, and CFL football players have announced that they are extending and enhancing their sponsorship of $200 SAT/ACT training to all military families. This sponsorship allows any Military person (Active, National Guard, Reserve, or retired) to request as many programs as they need for the students in their lives. The Department of Defense has created a secure website to confirm a person's military status before directing the user to the software order site. Instructions for ordering the software are available at:

http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/portal/page/itc/MHF/MHF_DETAIL_0?current_id=20.20.100.30.0.0.0.0.0

Programs ship to domestic addresses and addresses. The sponsorship covers the regular purchase price of $199 and the family pays only the shipping and handling of $9.95.

COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PLACEMENT (CLEP) EXAMINATION PROGRAM

The American Council on Education (ACE) recommends 3-6 semester hours of credit for most CLEP exams, depending on the examination. The test is free to all military personnel and their spouses, and federal civilian employees. CLEP Subject Examinations measure knowledge of basic concepts, principles, relationships, and applications involved in various subject areas. Exams may be taken at any time.

CLEP can help you:

  • Earn college credit at over 3,000 colleges and universities
     
  • Enter college with up to two years of credit by suc­cess­fully passing the CLEP General Examinations (CLEP General Examinations consist of five tests in English Composition; Social Science and History; Natural Sciences; Humanities; College Mathematics)
     
  • Save time and money toward your college degree; Bypass introductory classes in subject areas you already know.

Eligibility Requirements: Army National Guard soldiers and their spouses are eligible to take CLEP examinations immediately upon enlistment (including prior to attending Basic Training). CLEP subject examinations available at the Mississippi National Guard Education Office:

  • CLEP General NATURAL SCIENCES
  • CLEP General HUMANITIES
  • CLEP General SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HISTORY
  • CLEP General COLLEGE MATHEMATICS
  • CLEP General ENGLISH COMPOSITION
     
  • CLEP Subject INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY
  • CLEP Subject INFORMATION SYS & COMP APPL
  • CLEP Subject INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY
  • CLEP Subject FRESHMAN COLLEGE COMPOSITION
  • CLEP Subject PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
  • CLEP Subject HISTORY OF U.S. II
  • CLEP Subject HISTORY OF U.S. I
  • CLEP Subject ANALYZING & INTERPRETING LIT

DANTES SUBJECT STANDARDIZED TESTING (DSST) PROGRAM

DSST is an extensive series of examinations in college level and technical subjects comparable to the final or end-of-course exam in specific undergraduate courses. ACE recommends 3-6 semester hours of credit depending on the exam. Tests are available in college and technical subjects. The test is free to all military personnel and their spouses, and federal civilian employees. Tests are developed in multiple choice format and are administered without time limits.

  • DSST FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE ALGEBRA
  • DSST PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICS
  • DSST ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD
  • DSST WESTERN EUROPE SINCE 1945
  • DSST INTRODUCTION TO MODERN MIDDLE
  • DSST HUMAN CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY
  • DSST A HISTORY OF THE VIETNAM WAR
  • DSST ETHICS IN AMERICA
  • DSST THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION
  • DSST FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
  • DSST LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • DSST GENERAL ANTHROPOLOGY
  • DSST SUBSTANCE ABUSE
  • DSST INTRODUCTION TO WORLD RELIGION
  • DSST INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT
  • DSST CRIMINAL JUSTICE DSST ASTRONOMY
  • DSST HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH
  • DSST ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANITY
  • DSST PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE I
  • DSST PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
  • DSST PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE
  • DSST HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • DSST ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
  • DSST PRINCIPLES OF SUPERVISION
  • DSST INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING
  • DSST INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
  • DSST MONEY AND BANKING
  • DSST PERSONAL FINANCE
  • DSST MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  • DSST FUNDAMENTALS OF COUNSELING
  • DSST BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
  • DSST PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
  • DSST TECHNICAL WRITING

EXCELSIOR COLLEGE EXAMINATION (ECE) PROGRAM

Formerly known as ACT/PEP, this program is delivered at DANTES Test Centers and meets specific degree requirements of Excelsior College degrees. Examinations are accepted for college credit at over 900 colleges and universities and are available at no cost to the soldier, federal civilian employees. Servicemembers may satisfy degree requirements and electives through proficiency exams in business, liberal arts, education, and nursing, all recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE), Center for Adult Learning and Educational Credentials, for the award of college-level credit. Excelsior College Examinations in nursing are the only nursing exams approved by ACE.

  • ECE FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING
  • ECE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • ECE MATERNAL & CHILD NURSING-ASSOCIATE
  • ECE MATERNAL & CHILD NURSING-BACCALAUREATE
  • ECE NURSING CONCEPTS 4
  • ECE NURSING CONCEPTS 6
  • ECE NURSING CONCEPTS: FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
  • ECE PSYCHOLOGY OF ADULTHOOD & AGING
  • ECE PSYCHIATRIC/MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
  • ECE ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
  • ECE WORLD CONFLICTS SINCE 1900
  • ECE CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE UNITED STATES
  • ECE MATERNITY NURSING
  • ECE LITERACY INSTRUCTION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

GED TESTING PROGRAM

GRADUATE MANAGEMENT ADMISSIONS TEST (GMAT)

GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE)

ROSETTA STONE FOREIGN LANGUAGE COURSES

* FREE TO MILITARY PERSONNEL

Skillsoft, an Army E-Learning Program, is an international producer and distributor of interactive server based training solutions. The company offers thousands of hours of programming covering application development, system administration, office systems, business skills, interpersonal skills, environmental, safety and health topics, etc. The system also hosts the Rosetta Stone Foreign Language Technologies. The link below provides instructions on how to register and a listing of courses available.

https://www.atrrs.army.mil/channels/elearning/SmartForce/sfCatalog.pdf

Tests and examinations may be administered in the Education Services & Incentives Office in Jackson, MS.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to test on one of the above programs, please contact the Education Services & Incentives Help Desk at 1-866-403-1289 or email the Help Desk at msedu@ng.army.mil. Be sure to include a primary and alternate time you are available to test along with pertinent contact information.

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