Lajes Field

Explore hybrid courses, advising, and student services at the Lajes Field location at UMGC Europe.

University of Maryland Global Campus Europe offers classes and full services at Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal.

Contact Information

  • DSN: 314-535-4187
  • Civilian: +35-1295-574-187
  • Fax: DSN 314-535-3249, CIV +35-1295-57-3249
  • Email:


  • Base: Lajes Field
  • Education Center: Lajes Education Center
  • Building: T-112, Room 202D

Hours of Operation

Monday-Tuesday, 1100-1500
Wednesday-Thursday, 1100-1700
Closed U.S. holidays

*Not available during NTC testing times

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, 0800-1700
DSN: 314-535-4187
Civilian: +35-1295-574-187

Social Work Advising

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

Your Advisor(s)

Katja Alexis

Katja Alexis, BA

Academic Advisor

Computer Labs

The UMGC-sponsored computer lab has two computers available for student use. Each computer provides access to the Internet, as well as a word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Please check with the local program coordinator for availability of the computer lab.

Directions and Parking

The UMGC office is located in the Lajes Education Center in Building T-112, Room 202D.

To find our location from the airport, please exit from the airport and make an immediate left turn turn at the traffic circle (third exit in the traffic circle). Follow the road and you will see a sign for Posto Um. Turn left at the sign. Drive straight until the next traffic circle and take a left in the circle (third exit in the traffic circle). This road will lead you to the main gate of Lajes Air Field.

After passing through the main gate, please continue driving straight until you arrive at an intersection with a road going up on the right. At that intersection, make a right turn and you will immediately begin ascending a steep hill. Follow the road to the top of the hill as it curves. After the top of the hill, make the second left. Take the next left into the parking lot of T-112. Drive around the building and park in the back parking lot. Enter the building through the rear entrance.

Get Directions to Lajes Field

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: Lajes Education Center
  • Building: T-100, Room 114

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday, 1100-1700
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 1100


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 1100

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

Wednesday 1100

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.


Proctored Exams

Proctored Exams Testing Schedule

Contact your NTC to check scheduling availability

How to Register

Contact your local NTC coordinator.