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Trish Randall works with military students.
Trish Randall works with students in the Education Center.

Center for Extended Learning

Minot Air Force Base

MSU offers general education courses on the Minot Air Force Base to help members of the United States Air Force earn their Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) degree. Classes at Minot Air Force Base are open to the general public as well as military students and their dependents. Consider these convenient scheduling options in 8-week and 16-week sessions:

  • Face to face courses on base with flexible schedules. Check with the base office for more information about specially arranged squadron classes.
  • Online courses
  • Online degree programs
  • Courses on the Minot State University campus (only 10 miles from the base)

Tuition Assistance is available for all active duty military members. Visit the Minot AFB Education Center personnel in the Francis X. Deignan Building (156 Missile Avenue) for tuition assistance information. If you or your dependents are planning to use GI Bill Educational Benefits, please contact Andy Heitkamp, Veterans Center Director, to ensure the process is completed in a timely and efficient manner. He can be contacted at (701) 858-4002.

The general education courses for the degrees below are offered on the Minot AFB. The core components of each degree are offered via MSU Online or on the MSU campus:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in General Studies
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Business Information Technology

Registration for CLEP/DSST Testing at Minot AFB

(Air Force personnel only)

CLEP Exams: Registering for a CLEP exam is a two-step process. After registering below for a time to take the CLEP exam, registration also needs to be completed through CLEP. Create an account at and purchase the exam you would like to take. At the completion of the registration procedure, you will be given a ticket ID number. This number must be brought to the test center on the day of your exam or you will be unable to test. Please review these step by step instructions for assistance in completing the registration.

DSST Exams: Scheduling below is the only step needed for a DSST exam.

Testing is only available on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings. Scheduling is available up to two weeks in advance, so at times no appointments will be available. Please check back on Mondays and Tuesdays as that is when we see a number of last minute cancellations.

Unable to attend your previously scheduled testing appointment?

Please be courteous and cancel the appointment so someone else can fill your spot. Appointments can be canceled using the link in your confirmation email or by calling Jennifer at 701-858-3990.