Veterans

DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) exams are recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). The tests cover upper and lower-level baccalaureate credit courses. These exams help students save time and money while accelerating graduation completion. View the 34 different DSST tests available at http://getcollegecredit.com/assets/pdf/DSST_Exam_List.pdf.

Active-Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Services:

EXAM FEE REIMBURSMENTS for Members of the U.S. Armed Services:

DANTES reimburses test fees for the GMATGRE GeneralGRE Subjectand Praxis Series; these sponsored exams are not available in a paper-based format at DANTES Test Sites and do not include a military registration process. (Note: GRE examinations are not administered at Eastern Kentucky University.)

Effective March 1, 2016, ALL exam reimbursement requests must be submitted through the Electronic Reimbursement Form. paper-based editions of the DANTES Exams Reimbursement Form are obsolete and no longer accepted. Paper-based reimbursement packages received via mail will be returned to the member with instructions on how to complete the Electronic Reimbursement Form online.

The DANTES Exams Reimbursement Center is accessible by Service members only. The following are required to complete your reimbursement processing:

  • A valid Uniformed Services CAC.
  • Your score report is required for upload.
  • Your payment receipt is required for upload

- See more at: http://www.dantes.doded.mil/examinations/funding-and-reimbursement-eligibility/reimbursement-eligibility.html#sthash.SqzU8Ocz.dpuf

Veterans of the U.S. Armed Services:

CLEP Exam Fees for Veterans: Veterans must pay all CLEP fees in advance when registering with My Account. Veterans may claim reimbursement for CLEP exam and administration fees under provisions of the Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2004, which enhances the education benefits of the Montgomery GI Bill. For more information about who is eligible for the CLEP benefit and how veterans can submit a claim, please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at:

www.gibill.va.gov/resources/education_resources/programs/national_testing_program.html

 CLEP (College Level Examination Program)

CLEP exams test mastery of college-level material acquired in a variety of ways — through general academic instructions, significant independent study or extracurricular work. CLEP exam takers include adults just entering or returning to school, military Service members and traditional college students.

CLEP exam fees are funded by Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). Examinations and optional essays are provided at no charge for all eligible military personnel and eligible civilian employees of the military (with proper ID). Effective December 11, 2010, DANTES-funded military candidates may not repeat a previously funded examination of the same title; however, they may personally fund a retest after waiting the requisite period of time. See more at: http://www.dantes.doded.mil/examinations/earn-college-credit/clep.html#sthash.eTS4SZJV.dpuf

 General Educational Development (GED)

A high school diploma remains the primary ticket to many entry-level jobs, and is also a prerequisite for promotions, occupational training and postsecondary education. In an ideal society, everyone would graduate from high school. Although that is not a reality today, GED Testing Service offers the only nationally recognized opportunity to earn a high school-equivalency credential. The computer-based 2014 GED® Test is available at Official GED® Test Centers and authorized Pearson VUE National Test Centers worldwide.

The GED® test has been used since 1942 to assess knowledge typically developed in a four-year high school education program. The 2014 GED® test consists of four (4) tests designed to measure high school level of military personnel who are not high school graduates.

- See more at: http://www.dantes.doded.mil/examinations/high-school-equivalency/ged.html#sthash.sUgCNZTz.dpuf

Retired Military Personnel

Note: Retired service members are not eligible for DANTES-funded CLEP testing; however, they may be eligible for reimbursement of CLEP exam and administration fees. See Fees for Veterans in the Registration and Scheduling section of eLearning.

Identification Requirements for DANTES-Funded Military Candidates

All eligible military personnel and eligible civilian employees of the United States military MUST present a current military photo identification card in order to receives DANTES funding.

  • The military ID (Uniformed Services Geneva Conventions Common Access Card) must indicate that the candidate is an active member of the "Armed Forces of the United States."

    Note: Retired service members are not eligible for DANTES-funded CLEP testing; however, they may be eligible for reimbursement of CLEP exam and administration fees. See Fees for Veterans in the Registration and Scheduling section of eLearning.

     
  • Authorized Reserve component spouses are also eligible for DANTES-funded CLEP testing. Their ID will indicate "United States Uniformed Services" on the card.

     
  • Eligible civilian employees listed in the next section on Eligibility for DANTES-Funded CLEP Examinations will need to present their Uniformed Services Geneva Conventions Common Access Card.

     
  • Questions regarding a service member's military ID or the ID of a civilian employee of the military should be referred to DANTES at (850) 452-1111.

 Please note that this page is currently being researched and updated and is in progress, as of 5-April-2017.

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