• Examinations

What examinations should you take to reach your professional goal?

DANTES sponsors a wide range of examination programs to assist service members like you in meeting their educational goals.

DANTES Examination Wizard

In order to determine the next steps in your professional advancement, choose the desired goal below that best fits you.

I'd like to get a 4-year degree and I have my high school diploma

Many colleges require that students submit test results as part of the admission application process. Both the ACT and the SAT are nationally administered standardized tests that help colleges evaluate candidates. All schools accept either test interchangeably. As you begin to think about college and creating the best application package possible, your admissions plan should begin with the question, "Which test should I take?"

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  • ACT
  • SAT
  1. ACT Assessment Test (ACT)

    The ACT Assessment test is an admissions requirement at some colleges. The instrument consists of a battery of four academic tests that measure academic development in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science Reasoning. The Assessment provides scores on the four tests, a composite score, and seven sub scores which provide more detailed information concerning an individual's academic development.

  2. Is the ACT funded by DANTES?

    Yes, DANTES funds one administration at a DANTES Test Center for eligible military services members. ACTs taken at a National Test Center are not funded or reimbursed by DANTES.

  3. How much does the ACT cost?

    All fees are nonrefundable unless otherwise noted. Reimbursements are unavailable at this time. Visit the ACT website for the most up to date pricing.

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  4. When can I take the ACT?

    Please visit the ACT website for the most recent exam dates.

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  5. Where can I take the ACT?

    Eligible service members qualify for free testing at DANTES test centers.

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  1. SAT Assessment Test (SAT)

    The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math— subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. You can take the general SAT, or the SAT Subject, which many colleges use for admission, for course placement, and to advise students about course selection.

  2. Is the SAT funded by DANTES?

    Yes, DANTES funds one administration at a DANTES Test Center for eligible military services members.

  3. How much does the SAT cost?

    All fees are nonrefundable unless otherwise noted. Reimbursements are unavailable at this time. Visit the SAT website for the most up to date pricing.

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  4. When can I take the SAT?

    The SAT is offered seven times each year in the U.S. and six times internationally. It is offered in October, November, December, January, March (U.S. only; SAT only), May and June. For upcoming test dates, please visit the SAT website.

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  5. Where can I take the SAT?

    Eligible service members qualify for free testing at DANTES test centers.

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I would like to get a graduate degree

If you are applying to graduate or business school, you will be required to take a standard examination. Few students understand the benefits of standardized testing, but they help admissions officials determine who is capable of withstanding the rigors of graduate school. Different schools have different admission requirements, so you’ll need to see which test is right for you.

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  • GRE
  • GMAT
  1. Graduate Records Examination (GRE)

    The GRE is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States. Created and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) in 1949, the exam aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study.

  2. Is the GRE funded by DANTES?

    Yes, reimbursement is authorized for eligible military personnel. DANTES funds only one administration each of the GRE General (CBT) and GRE Subject (paper-based) exams per lifetime for eligible Service members. GRE Subject exams taken at a National Test Center are not reimbursable. DANTES reimburses eligible military examinees only for the test fee after the administration of the test. Military examinees must seek reimbursement within 90 days from the test date.

  3. How much does the GRE cost?

    Please visit the GRE website for the most up to date pricing.

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  4. When can I take the GRE?

    Please visit the GRE website to find upcoming test dates.

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  5. Where can I take the GRE?

    The GRE is not available at DANTES test centers. Please visit the GRE website to find a test center near you.

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  1. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

    The GMAT is a computer adaptive test (CAT) which assesses a person's analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in standard written English in preparation for being admitted into a graduate management program, such as an MBA.

  2. Is the GMAT funded by DANTES?

    Yes, reimbursement is authorized for eligible military personnel. DANTES funds only one administration of the GMAT exam per lifetime of eligible Service member. DANTES reimburses eligible military examinees the GMAT test fee through the Defense Financial Accounting Service (DFAS) into their military pay bank account. Coast Guard personnel are reimbursed via a U.S. Treasury check. Military examinees are responsible for scheduling the GMAT and paying the test fee, and must seek reimbursement within 90 days from the test date.

  3. How much does the GMAT cost?

    The cost of the test is $250. Additional fees and taxes may apply. Check the GMAT website for more accurate pricing.

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  4. When can I take the GMAT?

    The GMAT exam is available around the world throughout the year. Find a test center near you to schedule your exam.

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  5. Where can I take the GMAT?

    The GMAT is a computer-adaptive test (CAT) available exclusively through Pearson VUE and select college and university test centers. The GMAT is not available at DANTES test centers.

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I'd like to get a law degree

There is no single path that will prepare you for a legal education. However, there are core skills and values that will provide you with a solid foundation. The LSAT is an integral part of the law school admission process. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants.

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  • LSAT
  1. Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)

    The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day, standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers throughout the world. The test is an integral part of the law school admission process in the United States, Canada, and a growing number of other countries. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants.

  2. Is the LSAT funded by DANTES?

    The LSAT is not funded by DANTES.

  3. How much does the LSAT cost?

    Price varies based on test requirements. Please visit the LSAT website for more information on pricing.

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  4. When can I take the LSAT?

    Please visit the LSAT website for upcoming exam dates.

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  5. Where can I take the LSAT?

    Available only on a limited basis through DANTES Test Centers. Please look for the test center nearest you.

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I'd like to get a teaching degree

Perhaps you're wondering what type of career you can pursue that will be both meaningful and progressive. Teaching offers an opportunity for you to affect the world by informing, enlightening and guiding young minds. Teaching is also a career filled with growth potential. If you enjoy helping students grow in knowledge and understanding, then teaching may be right for you.

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  • PRAXIS
  1. PRAXIS

    A Praxis test is one of a series of American teacher certification exams written and administered by the Educational Testing Service.

  2. Is the PRAXIS funded by DANTES?

    DANTES funds only one administration of the Praxis I: PPST (complete or partial) and one Praxis II: Subject Assessment or Specialty Area test, including the PLT for eligible Service members per lifetime at DANTES military Test Centers. Praxis I and II not available at DANTES test centers.

  3. How much does the PRAXIS cost?

    Price varies based on test requirements. Please visit the PRAXIS website for more information on pricing.

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  4. When can I take the PRAXIS?

    You must visit each individual testing site for dates/times of examinations. Please visit the PRAXIS website to find the testing center nearest you.

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  5. Where can I take the PRAXIS?

    Praxis I and II are not available at DANTES test centers. Please visit the website to find the test center nearest you.

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I'd like to get a 4-year degree but do not have a high school diploma

Right now in the US, not enough people have the required skills or knowledge to fill available jobs. 4 million available jobs, in fact. The GED® test can help solve this economic need by opening the doors for millions of adult learners to college courses, apprenticeships and job training—the pathway adults need to gain skills and knowledge, fill these jobs, and care for their families.

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  • GED
  1. General Education Test (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.

  2. Is the GED funded by DANTES?

    Limited reimbursement or DANTES-sponsored voucher for eligible military personnel. DANTES funding by Reimbursement or Voucher is available until the new 2014 GED computer-based assessment is released; and the paper-based GED test is retired.

  3. How much does the GED cost?

    Limited reimbursement or DANTES-sponsored vouchers are available for eligible military personnel. Cost of the test varies by location. Please contact your local testing administrator for more details.

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  4. When can I take the GED?

    You must visit each individual testing site for dates/times of examinations. Please visit the GED website to find the testing center nearest you.

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  5. Where can I take the GED?

    The GED Test is not available at DANTES test centers. The Test Control Officer at your base Education Center can administer the GED Practice Test for free, assist with online registration and scheduling, and help you locate a GED testing center where you can take the GED test. It is also available at authorized Pearson VUE Testing Centers. Click to find one nearest to you.

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