Classes and Services
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) holds undergraduate classes on Fort Bliss, just outside of El Paso, Texas. This site is an open military installation. Please call 915-478-3418 or 915-579-5745 to confirm base access information and classroom location.
UMUC is pleased to offer hybrid courses in the following curriculum areas:
Take U.S. Route 54 (Patriot Freeway) to exit 23 for Cassidy Road and follow the signs to Fort Bliss. From the main Biggs gate, take the 601 spur to Sergeant Major Boulevard and proceed on base. Go 4.3 miles (past the intersection of Sergeant Major and Old Ironsides), and take the third right onto Iron Horse. Then take a left to the education parking lot. The UMUC office is located in Building A-406 on Fort Bliss East. Call 915-238-6399 or 915-218-4021 for more information.
Our friendly, knowledgeable advisors are available for walk-in sessions during all standard hours at UMUC's Ft. Bliss office to help you find the right academic program to meet your career goals, estimate your transfer credits and your time to a degree, explore payment options (including financial aid, scholarships, and education benefits), apply, and register for classes. Scheduled appointments are available during all standard hours. We recommend scheduling an appointment if possible, but please do not hesitate to stop by at any time we are open. Call us today at 915-238-6399 or 915-218-4021 to set up an appointment.
Security and Access
If you do not have a military ID, call for information on base entry.
National Testing Center
UMUC's National Testing Center is open Monday through Friday, with tests beginning at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 2 p.m.
This location offers the following types of testing services for members of the military and the civilian community with base access:
- Placement testing for writing and math courses on a walk-in basis.
- College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) on a walk-in basis.
- DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) on a walk-in basis. Note: The public speaking exam is available by appointment only. Please call to schedule an appointment.
- Pearson VUE, including Excelsior College Examinations (formerly Regents College or ACT/PEP), by appointment only. Schedule an appointment at pearsonvue.com/military.
- Proctored exams for students transferring from UMUC Europe or UMUC Asia.
Due to recent conditions of heightened security, civilian students taking UMUC classes on military bases may be required to complete a waiver in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act permitting UMUC to provide personal information (such as Social Security Number, address, and telephone number) to the military administration. You may find the FERPA waiver form online.
A-406 Thunder Horse Road
Fort Bliss, TX 79916
915-238-6399 or 915-218-4021
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Testing Center Address
Bldg 614, Room 11
Fort Bliss, TX 79916
8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m.
Attention Veterans, Active-Duty Servicemembers, and Military Family Members
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