Testing Army Continuing Education System

Testing Services


Pikes Peak
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday: 0730 - 1130
Monday - Friday: 1215 - 1615
Phone 719-526-8072
Location Building 1117
Room 217

Army Personnel Testing


NOTE: All Army personnel testing requires a , and an appointment. Pre-printed forms are available in the testing center.

Soldier/Student looking at School Information

Alternate Flight Aptitude Selection Test (AFAST)

Taken to qualify for flight training

  • GT 110 or higher to test
  • May retest once after six months if passing score not reached after first attempt
Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT)

Taken to change ASVAB scores

  • Must take pre-GT and speak with a counselor
  • May retest after six months (two retests only)
Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB)

Taken to qualify for defense language training, and/or to establish a Soldier's ability to learn languages.

  • May retest once after six months if passing score not reached after first attempt
Defense Language Proficience Test (DLPT)

Verifies language ability (may be evaluated for college credit).

  • May retest after six months

DANTES and College Testing Center


Soldier/Student and a Counselor Working Together

NOTE: A test appointment card from an education counselor is required for the following tests:

High School General Education Development Exams (GED)

Consists of a battery of five parts: Writing Skills, Social Studies, Science, Reading Skills, and Mathematics.

  • GED by appointment (Military only)
  • Must take and pass pre-GED first
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) - Examinations

CLEP subject examinations are offered in various subject areas and are comparable to end of course examinations.

  • General and Subject examinations
  • Military Only with Pikes Peak Community College
American College Testing Assessment (ACT)

The ACT is an admissions requirement at many colleges.

  • ACT: speak with a counselor for additional details
  • Family members: Testing not available on-post. Register on line at:
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)

The SAT is an admissions requirement at many colleges.

  • SAT: speak with a counselor for additional details
  • Family members: Testing not available on-post. Register on-line at:
Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

The TABE determines the student's grade level in reading, language, and mathematics.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Admission requirement for graduate school entrance.

  • Speak with a counselor for more information
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

Admission requirement for graduate school entrance.

  • Speak with a counselor for more information.
Pre-GT Test

The pre-GT predicts what a Soldier might score on the GT portion of the AFCT.



Studying and Test Taking Tips


The following are suggestions on improving upon your current studying techniques:

Soldiers/Students Looking At Informaton

General Study Tips

  • Have all of your study material in front of you: lecture notes, course textbooks, study guides and any other relevant material.
  • Find a comfortable and quiet place to study with good lighting and little distractions (try avoiding your own bed, it is very tempting to just lie down and take a nap).
  • Start out by studying the most important information.
  • Learn the general concepts first; don't worry about learning the details until you have learned the main ideas.
  • Take notes and write down a summary of the important ideas as you read through your study material.
  • Take short breaks frequently, your memory retains the information that you study at the beginning and the end better than what you study in the middle.
  • Space out your studying, you will learn more by studying a little every day instead of waiting to cram at the last minute. By studying everyday, the material will stay in your long-term memory but if you try to study at the last moment, the material will only reside in your short-term memory that you will easily forget.
  • Make sure that you understand the material well, do not just read through the material and try to memorize everything.
  • If you choose to study in a group, only study with others who are serious about the test.
  • Have someone test you on the material to find out what your weak and strong areas are.