Fort Carson Education Center
The Fort Carson Education Center offers the full range of Army Continuing Education Services (ACES), to include counseling, Basic Skills Education Program (BSEP), DANTES Education Testing, Army Personnel Testing and a computer lab/MLF. In addition, our five on-post schools offer several postsecondary programs. The Fort Carson Education Center provides information on a variety of education topics and programs such as Tuition Assistance, Credentialing Assistance, ArmyIgnitED website assistance, Montgomery and Post 9/11 GI Bill guidance.
Location: 1675 Long St., building 1117
Hours: Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; first and third Thursday of each month opens at 10:30 a.m. Counseling is available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; first and third Thursday of each month opens at 10:30 a.m. All other areas such as BSEP, computer lab (MLF), testing and the colleges will operate as usual unless otherwise posted on the Fort Carson Education Center Facebook page.
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All briefs are in the education center, 1675 Long Street, Building 1117
Tuition Assistance (TA): Mondays from 10-11 a.m. and Wednesdays from 2-3 p.m. Each Soldier is required to attend this briefing before speaking with a counselor.
Credentialing Assistance (CA): Briefs are done online at Army COOL - Costs and Funding - Army Credentialing Assistance (osd.mil)
BSEP Brief: Every Tuesday from 2-3 p.m.
Coming Soon: College 101 brief. Not sure where to begin when looking for a college to attend? Come to this brief to help learn more about the college process and what to look for in a university.
DSST/CLEP: Earn college credits for what you already know and save time and money. In most cases, CLEP/DSST tests are free for Soldiers. The Fort Carson National Testing Center is operated by Pikes Peak State College. Testing for CLEP/DSST exams is available by appointment only at Testing Center | Pikes Peak State College.
Military Testing: Email here to get updated forms or schedule one of the following tests: AFCT* - SIFT* - DLPT* - DLAB* - OPI* - ECL* - BMST - TABE - MAB II.
*All APTs require a DA Form 4187 signed by a captain/chief warrant officer 3 or above.
Basic Skill Education Program (BSEP)
Basic Skill Education Program (BSEP)
BSEP is a program to help with reading and math skills to improve your GT score on the AFCT. It is mostly self-paced with instructors to answer questions and help students. A full-time option and a part-time option are available, both options are three weeks long. The full-time option is Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The part-time option is Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon or 1-4 p.m. After each course, there is a one-week study hall that is open to everyone. Please see the education office for more information and class dates. New classes start every month. You must attend a brief prior to enrolling in the course. Briefs are every Tuesday at 2 p.m. No registration required to attend the brief, but you will need to enroll in a BSEP course and get your commander’s approval.
E-mail the testing center to schedule an AFCT test.
The computer lab is available on a first-come, first-served basis Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Soldiers may use the computer lab to complete Army training, civilian courses or check emails. Members can print up to 5 pages a day. There is no time limit on computer use.
There are five academic institutions that hold classes in the Fort Carson Education Center. Terms are 6-10 weeks in length. Soldiers and Family members can save money by attending classes on Fort Carson. On-post colleges understand Army Tuition Assistance and ArmyIgnitED procedures and provide one-stop services. Service members and dependents can walk in and speak with an advisor.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available at FAFSA Application | Federal Student Aid. If you need assistance with the application process, contact the TRiO representative at 719-526-6818 or email email@example.com.