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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 with those holding a GT score of 99 or less -- guaranteed admission.

Application Process

Step 1: Fill out the Academic Skills Program Acknowledgement Letter. Be sure to provide all 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 as well. 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.

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.

STEP 3: Bring the signed and stamped acknowledgment letter to Palomar College (Bldg 1331 Rm 110) or email Adelma Phillips at A copy will be given to you for your records. Apply for admission to Palomar College at At the end of the application, you will receive a Student ID Number and create a password for your account.

Step 4: Have a Palomar College Staff Member add your name to the ASP Roster located in the Palomar College Office. (If emailing your acknowledgment letter, please include your Palomar Student ID# so your name can be added to the roster.)

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 approximately a week prior to your selected course start date with confirmation that you've been Accepted and Enrolled. Service members with a GT score of 99 or below are given priority enrollment; all other 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