Fort Bliss

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.

Advising Services

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:

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
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Advising Office
915-238-6399 or 915-218-4021

Testing Center

Advising Hours

8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Testing Center Address

Bldg 614, Room 11
Fort Bliss, TX 79916
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Testing Hours

8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m.

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