Adult Education Programs

High School Diplomas
College-level Examination Program
Adult Education Opportunities Abroad
Federal Employees and Family Members Education Discounts
More Information about State Colleges and Universities

 

High School Diplomas

The General Educational Development (GED) testing program was developed to give U.S. and Canadian citizens who have not graduated from high school the opportunity to demonstrate the level of achievement normally acquired through the completion of a traditional U.S./Canadian high school course of study. The five GED comprehensive examinations cover writing, social studies, science, interpreting literature and arts, and math.

To locate a testing center, visit the American Council on Education (ACE) website. It provides a mechanism to search locations in foreign countries using an advanced search.

Civilians who want to take the test at a U.S. military base, or if there is not a center close by, contact:

Manager of International Testing or Director
Data and Scoring Services GED International Testing Service
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 10, Washington, D.C. 20036-1163
Phone: (202) 939-9490 / Fax: (202) 833-4730

College-Level Examination Program

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) serves high school students, enrolled college students, international students, and adults returning to college. It is designed to for students to receive college credit for knowledge learned outside the classroom. The heart of CLEP is a series of examinations rewarding students for what they know, whether they learned it in school, on the job, through reading, by observation, or in the course of life experiences.

Adult Education Opportunities Abroad

For information on courses offered by universities and colleges abroad or other education options available at post, contact the Community Liaison Office (CLO) Coordinator or the Human Resources Officer at the embassy or consulate.

  • Professional Development Fellowship (PDF) Program - Open to spouses and partners of direct-hire U.S. government employees from all agencies serving overseas under Chief of Mission authority, the Professional Development Fellowship (PDF) program supports EFMs in their efforts to maintain, enhance, and/or develop their professional skills while overseas.
  • FinAid.org - Maintains information on residency requirements by state.

Federal Employees and Family Members Education Discounts

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has entered into several agreements providing federal employees and their families with reduced tuition rates. Please note that eligibility requirements and rates vary by program; visit the university websites for details.

More Information About State Colleges and Universities

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Adult Education
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