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Al Dhafra

Al Dhafra offers comprehensive services for prospective and current students at UMGC Europe.

 
 
Al Dhafra Education Center
Building 2754
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Sun
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tues
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thurs
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Advising

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 contact us to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

UMGC Academic Advising

Hours: Mon-Fri, 0800-1700 CET
DSN: 318-484-6661
Civilian:
Email: advisingdownrange-europe@umgc.edu

Your Advisor(s)

Anna M. Rivera, MAEd

Academic Advisor

Computer Labs

UMGC does not provide a computer lab at this location, however computer access is available through the Morale Center, which is located in the rear of the LRC (Learning Resource Center), Building 30. Check with the Morale Center for specifics on computer time limits.

Directions and Parking

The UMGC office can be found in the rear of Shooter's recreational facility, Building 9.

Get Directions to Al Dhafra

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 include College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), Pearson VUE, and Excelsior College exams. If you are interested in earning credit or certifications through testing services, contact us or schedule an appointment for a featured exam below.

Location

  • Education Center: Al Dhafra Education Center
  • Building: 2754

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 0800-2000
Closed U.S. holidays

Contact Information

Available Tests and Testing Hours

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.

CLEP

CLEP Testing Schedule

DAY HOURS
Sunday 1300
Monday 1300
Tuesday 1300
Wednesday 0830, 1300
Friday 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 by calling or emailing your local NTC or through the NTC reservation system.
  3. For Camp Arifjan testers: schedule an appointment through the reservation system (Bookings).

DSST

DSST Testing Schedule

DAY HOURS
Sunday 1300
Monday 1300
Tuesday 1300
Wednesday 8,301,300
Friday 1300

How to Register

Schedule an appointment by calling or emailing your local NTC or 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

DAY HOURS
Sunday - Saturday By appointment only, please contact us

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

DAY HOURS
Sunday - Saturday (Part 2), By appointment only, please contact us

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.

Contact Us

Our helpful admissions advisors can help you choose an academic program to fit your career goals, estimate your transfer credits, and develop a plan for your education costs that fits your budget. If you're a current UMGC student, please visit the Help Center.

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