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Academic Skills Program

(Military) Academic Skills Program

The Camp Pendleton Base Education Center and Palomar College have teamed up to provide this 30-day TAD educational program! The program is open to all active duty enlisted personnel, dependents, and civilians who are interested in improving their English and Math skills.  Classes are limited to approximately 30 students per session and are held at the Base Education Center (BEC), Bldg 1331, Monday thru Friday, 0730 – 1600 for four weeks.  Once students finish the course, they should see an improvement in their basic skills in English and Math and should be more competitive in today’s military and civilian job markets. The Academic Skills Program is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for all active duty military students who want to use tuition assistance for the first time but have a GT score of 99 or below and failed to achieve a grade 10.2 on the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE). This non-credit class is open to the public, but priority is given to Active Duty Service Members.

Application Process

Step 1: Fill out the Academic Skills Program Acknowledgement Letter. Be sure to provide all of the requested information at the top of the form. Your initials and signature indicate you have read and agree to the terms of the program. Once you have completed the form, have your commanding officer sign it. Active Duty personnel must also take the TABE exam with the BEC. The test is conducted at 1300 every Wednesday. Contact the BEC at (760) 725-6660 for more information if needed.

Step 2: Bring the signed acknowledgement letter to the BEC (Bldg 1331 Rm 101) for review. Once the BEC has verified the completion of the TABE exam, the letter will be stamped. The BEC will then keep your original Acknowledgement Letter and a copy will be given to you for your records.

STEP 3:  Apply for admission to Palomar College at After approximately 24 hours, you will receive a Student ID Number  via email.

Step 4: Have a BEC Staff Member add your name to the ASP Roster located in Building 1331, Room 101.

Step 5: Have your command create your TAD orders. You will submit your TAD orders to the BEC on the first day of class.

You will be contacted the Monday prior to your selected course start date with confirmation that you’ve been Accepted and Enrolled.  All Service Members are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Upcoming Course Dates 2019:

1-19: January 7th – February 1st

2-19: February 19th – March 15th

3-19: April 1st – April 26th

4-19: May 28th – June 21st

5-19: July 8th – August 2nd

6-19: August 12th – September 6th

7-19: September 16th – October 11th

8-19: October 21st – November 15th