Fort Sam Houston Education Center

2408 N. New Braunfels Ave. (Bldg. 2248)
Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234
Phone: 210-221-1738 DSN: 471-1738

Parking is located in the rear of the building off Hancock Rd. (Between Stanley Rd. & Wilson Way)
We are located next to the Provost Marshal.  Across the street from Main Post Chapel off of Wilson Way and Hancock.

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday :  0730 - 1600
Counselors are available from 0800-1545
Thursday: 1130 -1600 
(Closed for training on Thursday Mornings, 0730-1130)
Saturday - Sunday:  Closed

(YES! We are open during lunch)
COMPUTER LAB OPEN 0800 - 1545 
Army Education Objectives for Soldier Career Development
(see AR 621-5)

(All Soldiers must be in Uniform to In and Out Process the Education Center)
We can:
Assist with the VIA tool
Assist with your Course Planner
Assist with using your Goarmyed Account
General educational needs  
List of Colleges in local area
Financial Aid Information



GoArmyEd account information

Assist with goal setting and career paths

Assist in selecting a college

Assist in selecting a degree plan

Education Benefits

Transcript evaluation memorandums

Test authorizations and schedules

Education Briefings:
In-Processing Brief
Mondays and Fridays 0900
and Fridays 1300 New Users Briefing
Every Wednesday at 0900 at the Education Center, Bldg 2248

GI Bill and Post 9-11 GI Bill Briefings
(Required per 10 USC 1142 and AR 621-5 for ETS/Retirement)  

Every Tuesday at 0900 or Thursday at 1400 at the Education Center, Bldg 2248       

"Attention Separating or Retiring Soldiers":  Attendance is "Mandatory" for Post 9/11 GI Bill briefing within 180 days of out-processing for separation or retirement.  Per: AR 621-5, para 7-2 (p) and U.S. law  (10 USC 1142).  You will only be able to clear after attending one of the Post 9/11 GI Bill briefings (held on Tues at 0900 or Thurs at 1400 with other times available by request).  You must bring your Working Copy DD-214, a copy of your orders and out-processing paperwork.  All attendance for Separating and/or Retiring Soldiers is documented in the GoArmyEd portal under your personal account. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Note: The briefings are first-come-first-served with limited seating.  Spouses and Dependents are welcome to attend on a space-available basis.  Soldiers are eligible to attend the briefing more than once and are encouraged to attend again when changes occur to the benefits offered.
Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs at for more information on your GI Bill benefits.
Higher Education Track 
We offer one class each month!
See a Guidance Counselor if you are interested in a referral.

Phone: 210-221-1738
AR 621-5 requires all ARMY personnel to see an Educational Counselor for a Testing Referral Form prior to testing, regardless of the location they choose for testing. ALL personnel must be in Uniform on the Day of Testing for APT exams (DLPT included).  Walk Ins are NOT permitted due to advance registration requirements.
CLEP and DSST Testing is located at the National Test Center located in BLDG 4011A.  Please contact us for more information; Please see a counseler first; scheduling is done online and Soldiers must have Test Referral Forms from the Ft Sam Army Education Center for eligibility.  A fee may be required for proctored exams.

Army Personnel Testing (APT)
In order to schedule, you must meet with a counselor first for test referral.  You must present required forms: Signed and Approved DA 4187 from company commander and a copy of ERB/ORB as required by HQ ACES and APT.

Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB)

Alternate Flight Aptitude Selection Test (AFAST)

Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT)
(see list, below)

Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFCT)

Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)

GT Predictor Test


Non-APT Testing

Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)


Testing Procedures:
1. All testing requires preapproval through an Army Ed Center Counselor per AR 621-5. Once approved the Counselor will schedule your exam. 
2. All APT testing (see list, above) requires a DA Form 4187 Testing Request/Commander's Approval.  Uniform is required on day of testing.   Walk-Ins are not permitted due to advance registration requirements with DMDC.
3. Proctored Exams are available at the National Test Center by appointment only.  Contact us for more information.
4. Testing services are NOT available on a walk-in basis.  You MUST have a testing appointment scheduled in advance.  Dates for each type of exam are scheduled monthly and not available at all times. 
DLPT Tests are 6 hours and administered in two 3-hour blocks.  0800 (Listening) and 1200 (Reading) with a one hour break in between the two sections; consult a Counselor or the Test Control Officer for the test schedule and the next available date.  Students may only take one exam per test session.




***Schedules may change due to special circumstances, please verify time/date with Representatives***


Advisor Name

Phone Number



Alamo Colleges





210 486 7224 



Monday – Friday
 9:00a - 3:45pm





* Wayland Baptist University

(Rm. 202)









Monday – Friday

9:00a – 3:45pm
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00p



* Webster University













9:00a – 3:45pm
And By Appointment


















































































*On post colleges