Are you a veteran or veteran dependent? Please visit our Military Affairs Resource Center page.
Craven Community College is a flexible, affordable, accredited, and military friendly institution. Our education programs are designed to work with your military career and life. Our approach is practical, yet it also has the scholarly rigor you need. Craven Community College’s programs will integrated into your life, not take over your life.
Craven Community College offers class sessions several different ways:
- Traditional 16 week classes (Fall and Spring)
- Accelerated 8 week classes (two eight week terms per semester) – Accelerated sessions are the same classes offered on New Bern and Havelock campuses during the 16 week semester.
- Online classes (16 and 8 week)
- Saturday classes (Saturday sections are offered in 8 and 16 weeks format)
- Classes during lunch time are 11:40-12:55 conducted at the Jerry W. Marvel Training Building (Bldg. 4335) on MCAS Cherry Point.
Schedules are available on Craven’s website approximately six weeks prior to the beginning of each semester.
CLEP / DANTES / Pearson Vue
Craven Community College and Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Education Program have partnered together and opened a National Testing Center aboard MCAS Cherry Point Air Station which offers convenient and cost effective testing services to military personnel, family members, students and civilians associated with the base.
The National Testing Center (NTC) is now able to provide online testing and in most cases the test results are received immediately and scores are transferred to the school of their choice free of charge. The NTC offers College Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing, DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs), and Pearson Vue professional certification exams.
The CLEP and DANTES standardized exams are offered to allow colleges and universities to award credit and/or to exempt a student from general education requirements in a variety of subjects by testing them on their current knowledge of the subject.
CLEP General & Subject Examinations: There are 34 tests that measure college level achievement in five main areas: English Composition, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Science, and Social Sciences and History. Colleges may award 3 to 12 semester hours of college credit for successful completion. For more information about CLEP visit College Board.
Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs): The DSSTs cover both college level subject matter and vocational/technical matter. Tests are available in 37 subject areas. Colleges may award you up to 3 semester hours of college credit for each test successfully passed. For more information about Dantes visit Get College Credit.
Pearson Vue: These electronic certification and licensure testing delivers prompt test results for its growing list of IT certifications. The Pearson Vue advanced computer-based testing system administers exams for leading IT certification programs such as Cisco, CompTIA, Citrix, Novell and many more. For test availability and online registration visit Pearson Vue.
CLEP and DSSTs exams are free, one time, to active duty and active reserve members. Retirees, DoD civilian employees, family members, and civilians attending on-base schools may test for a nominal fee.
Passing CLEP and DANTES scores in English, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities, and Mathematics can equal credit for classes offered in these areas at Craven.
For a listing of CLEP, DANTES and other standardized exams, view Credit by Examination.
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) began in the early 1970’s to help expand and improve post-secondary educational opportunities for military personnel and veterans.
SOC has guided the civilian academic community in responding to the particular education concerns of military personnel, while at the same time, helping the Military Services understand the resources, limits, and requirements of American higher education.
Many active duty military are eligible for Military Tuition Assistance. For more information regarding tuition assistance benefits, contact your Education Center Counselor.
Craven Community College accepts tuition assistance as a form of payment. Active duty military based in North Carolina qualify for the In-State tuition rate. Tuition assistance covers 100% of the tuition and fees. Active duty military members are exempt from paying most student fees with the exception of the technology fee, the lab and distance education fee (if applicable). All other fees are exempt for Active Duty Military Personnel.
Select Craven Community College – Tuition and Fees to view the current technology fee.
For information about using the Post-9/11 GI Bill while on active duty, view the Post-9/11 GI bill information on our website.
In-State and Out-of-State Tuition Rates
Active duty military based in North Carolina and their family members are eligible for the in-state tuition rate. Active duty military and their dependents continue paying in-state tuition if they transfer to another duty station as long as there is no break in their enrollment with Craven and they provide a copy of their orders before checking out of their current duty station. Students who are not legal residents of North Carolina and who do not qualify for the in-state rates, must pay the out-of-state tuition rate.
All Students, regardless of residency status, pay the technology fee, lab fee, and distance education fee. Tuition Assistance pays for only tuition costs. It is the student’s responsibility to pay for fees.
Select Craven Community College – Tuition and Fees to view the In-State and Out-of State Tuition Rates and the current technology fee(s).
Craven Community College office aboard
MCAS Cherry Point, NC
Training & Education Building #4335, Room 109
MCAS Cherry Point, NC 28533
Coordinator, Military Affairs Resource Center