Explore hybrid courses, advising, and student services at the UMGC Europe location at SHAPE in Belgium.

October 2020 - Due to the current coronavirus situation and the social distancing at the education center, our staff are seeing students by appointment only. If you cannot make it into the office, all of our usual services have moved to a remote virtual office. To schedule a test in the National Test Center, please contact

University of Maryland Global Campus Europe offers classes and full services at SHAPE, Belgium.

Contact Information

  • DSN: 314-597-7431
  • Civilian: +(0)32-65-75-7431
  • Fax: DSN 314-423-5552, CIV +32-(0)6544-5552
  • Email:


  • Base: SHAPE
  • Education Center: USAG BENELUX SHAPE Education Center
  • Building: 212, Room 119

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri, 0900-1630
Closed U.S. holidays

Additional Information

Upcoming On-Site Events

Thank you for your interest. We currently have no events in this location scheduled at this time. See the full list of upcoming webinars and events.


Emphasizing a personal approach to education, the UMGC academic advising staff is always available to assist you in developing a personalized plan of study. Request a Fast Plan and meet the advising team.

Contact us to set an appointment with your academic advisor.

UMGC Academic Advising

Hours: Mon-Fri 0800-1630
DSN: 314-423-5173
Civilian: +32-(0)65-44-5173

Social Work Advising

Hours: Mon-Fri, 0900-1600
Civilian: +49-(0)631-5600-1737


Your Advisor(s)

Krystina Burzdak

Krystina Burzdak, MEd

Academic Advisor

Kate Randolph, BA

Kate Randolph, BA

Academic Advisor

Computer Labs

The UMGC-sponsored computer lab has nine computers available for student use. Each computer provides access to the Internet, as well as a word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. The computer lab is accessible Mon-Fri, 0900-1700.

Directions and Parking

The UMGC office is located in the SHAPE Education Center, Building 212, Room 119.

To find our location driving from Germany, please take Autobahn 62 toward Trier. Watch for the road signs for Luxembourg and follow them. This will put you onto the German Federal Highway 51 toward Bitburg. Highway 51 becomes the A48 toward Luxembourg. As you near Luxembourg City merge onto the A-4/E411 toward Brussels. About halfway to Namur, the E25 Autobahn will split off into the A-4/E411 in the direction of Bastogne and Liege. Remain straight on the E411 Namur/Brussels until you come to the junction of the E411 with the E42. Exit onto the E42 west toward Charleroi/Mons/Paris. Remain on the E42 until you come to the SHAPE exit. Be careful at the end of the exit ramp and look completely to the left before turning. Continue straight on the road through the small village of Maisieres and up a hill. At the top of the hill you will see a fence on the left and then a gate -- that is the SHAPE base. Upon entering the front gate and passing through the inspection point, make the first left turn and remain driving straight on. At the end of this road, turn left. The building on the right side, Bldg 212, is the SHAPE Education Center. Parking is available in front of the building.

Get Directions to SHAPE

Testing Services

UMGC offers National Test Centers (NTC) featuring exams and certifications in a wide variety of subject areas, on-site support, easy scheduling, and the benefit of instant score results. Available exams vary by location and may include College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), Pearson VUE, and Excelsior College exams. See details below for tests offered at this site.


  • Education Center: SHAPE Education Center
  • Building: 212, Room 133

Hours of Operation

Tuesday through Thursday: 0900-1500

Closed U.S. holidays

Contact Information

Who is Eligible?

Examinations are available to DANTES-funded active duty military servicemembers and eligible civilian employees and, on a space available basis, to all other examinees who have a U.S. military ID card.

Please note: Eligible civilians will incur a fee for testing. Additionally, if you are active duty military or civilian and not currently enrolled with UMGC, you can have your online internet-based exams officially proctored for a $35 fee. You can pay for exam fees by credit or debit card.

Available Tests and Testing Hours


CLEP Testing Schedule

Wednesday 0900
Thursday 1300

How to Register

CLEP registration is a two-part process:

  1. Create an account, register for an exam, and receive a voucher registration ticket with CLEP College Board. Candidates must bring the corresponding CLEP registration ticket on the day of testing.

    Note: Active duty/reserve military members only will check a box that states they are eligible for DANTES-funded exams during the registration process.
    By selecting this and providing the necessary information, the exam total will be $0.00 when you confirm the order at the end of the registration process. If eligible DANTES-funded exam candidates do not select this box during the registration process, it will associate a fee with the exam.

  2. Schedule an appointment with your local NTC through the NTC reservation system.



DSST Testing Schedule

Wednesday 0900
Thursday 1300

How to Register

Schedule a testing time with your local NTC through the NTC reservation system. No pre-registration with DSST is required; an account can be created on the day of testing.


Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE Testing Schedule

Tuesday 0900

How to Register

  1. Go to Pearson VUE military communities.
  2. Select Schedule an exam at a military test center under military communities on the right-hand side.
  3. Select the exam you wish to take from the list of choices provided.
  4. Register and create an account.
  5. To schedule an exam with a DoD site, select the button MILITARY COMMUNITY looking for on-base test centers, please click here.
  6. In the State/Province box provided, select Armed Forces, Europe & Other from the drop-down menu, click search, and select your desired DoD location to schedule an exam.
  7. For information regarding your specific exam, please contact Pearson VUE directly.


Public Speaking

Public Speaking Testing Schedule

Wednesday By Appointment
Thursday By Appointment

How to Register

Schedule Part 1 testing time with your local NTC through the NTC reservation system. Schedule Part 2 at testing center upon successful completion of Part 1. 


Proctored Exams

Proctored Exams Testing Schedule

Contact your NTC to check scheduling availability

How to Register

Contact your local NTC coordinator.