ASVAB SCORES

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What happens when you are 1 point off on the asvab. Will you be able to join?

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desireecooper (not verified)
I took an ASVAB in 12th grade

Hi i took the ASVAB in the 12th grade and i forgot the score can the pull the score up and do i have to take the ASVAB again ?

MSG Glenn
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Re: ASVAB

The ASVAB is good for two years.

kirk.nanok (not verified)
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how long ago was that??? meaning the 12th grade

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@Romeus - Re:ASVAB

Just like any other test there's a minimum required score to achieve a passing grade. Evidentally you didn't get that minimum score. You did study, right?

Did you take the test at MEPS? That's the only one that counts. If you took it at your Recruiter's office that's just a practice test then & doesn't count. Your Recruiter, as busy as he is, might just have blown you off if you failed his practice test.

Most people have found that they score better on the MEPS test for record than on any practice test. Don't be complacent,though. Get the best grade possible. Your choice of MOSs depends on which score you get. Have your Recruiter explain that to you because the ASVAB is a series of tests & it's a combination of several of those tests that determine which MOSs you qualify for.

Ask your Recruiter if you can retest sometime in the near future & meanwhile study & take practice tests. Those can be found by googling "ASVAB" & there are several study guides available like "ASVAB For Dummies". Your public library might even have some that you can borrow for a few weeks.

chrisarsenal21 (not verified)
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i got a 31 on my asvab i know its very low but i was wondering if i could join the army with that score?

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Qualified to Enlist

A 31 on the the ASVAB gets you in the Army.

Didn't your Recruiter tell you that? Didn't they say anything at MEPS? If you didn't take the ASVAB at MEPS it means absolutely nothing. That's the only one that you take that's official, goes in your record & qualifies you for various MOSs. If your Recruiter gave you the test that's only to tell him about where you stand so he knows what he has to work with. If you took the test from an online source or from an ASVAB study guide it should tell you that you need to study a lot before you take the real one at MEPS. The higher your score is the more choices of MOSs you'll have.

B.Carter (not verified)
B.Carter

So after i take a practice test and pass i take a real test at a different location

MSG Glenn
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ASVAB

You'll take the real test at MEPS, the same place where you'll get your physical exam, choose your MOS, sign your contract & get sworn in.

dat1kid (not verified)
not yet

I haven't took my asvab test but I have the ASVAB BASICS book. When I take the test I want to score as I as I can I have been studying for about a month now so does anyone have any tips on how to score high

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Re:ASVAB

That's good start. Go to other sources for some different practice tests. "ASVAB For Dummies" is one of them. You can also find practice tests online by Googling "ASVAB". Try your public library. They may have some study guides available there.

Gotta give you credit in trying to better yourself with a higher score. You must realize that the higher your score is the more MOS choices you'll have.

GFerrara (not verified)
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I have yet to contact my Recruiter about this question... Its been on my mind all night. I made the mistake in HS to drop out, but i did get my GED. I take my physical next week and already took the ASVAB at MEPS and scored a 69.

What would be the chances with that score to get enlisted WITHOUT having to get 15 college credit?

Of course if i dont get recruited with GED i will take a full course in Jan.

MSG Glenn
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Your ASVAB score doesn't have

Your ASVAB score doesn't have anything to do with being allowed to enlist without a H.S. diploma or GED+15.

I'm very interested in your situation. Most (all) Recruiters that I've heard about won't even schedule any MEPS appointments for those with just a GED. As a matter of fact they usually just tell the person to come back when they have those 15 college credits & won't go any further with them. Is it possible the Army has dropped that policy? Is this a Regular Army enlistment or a National Guard enlistment that you're going for? That could make all the difference in the world.

GFerrara (not verified)
It is for full active

It is for full active enlistment. The recruiter was very pleased when he heard that i have a clean criminal background and that i don't use drugs. He said there is a very small percent of people who get recruited with JUST a GED. Between Colorado and four other states, there is usually only around 10-15 slots for GED only. But since i have a clean background, scored pretty well on the ASVAB and will be taking my physical, he said it would put me up at the front being i am completely ready.

MSG Glenn
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I've heard of that program

I've heard of that program but it such a small part of Army Recruiting & probably lasts only until those states meet their recruiting mission. Good for you that you fell into it.

Your ASVAB score is good so there should be no worries there.

Have you done any research in which MOS you'd like?

Stay in touch & good luck.

EJCortez (not verified)
my situation

I am unfortunately a high school drop out
I recently decided to enlist so with some advice I picked up an ASVAB book an again because of advice was told that having no diploma or GED no one would accept me except the Army National Guard so I talked to my friends recruiter took the ASVAB an scored an 80 I guess my question is the Guard my only option I mean I'm being offered entrance at E4 thanks in advance

EJCortez (not verified)
Oh yea an I have 48 college

Oh yea an I have 48 college credits

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College Credits

Eveidentally you didn't read some of the posts on this site carefully. The requirement for enlistment in the Army is a H.S. diploma OR a GED with at least 15 level 100 college credits from an accredited college. As a matter of fact with 15 college credits a GED isn't even necessary. I'm surprised your friend's Recruiter didn't tell you that.

Do you have a bachelor degree with your 48 credits? That's the only way you can enter as an E-4. With an associates you can get E-3.

EJCortez (not verified)
Actually no my college credit

Actually no my college credit is from a accredited college but I received them thru my union I am a journeyman carpenter an that's how my friends recruiter says he is getting me in as E4... An yes I have read the post just seek clarification on certain things such as the options I have to enlist given my situation such as my ASVAB score and is my only option the guard

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Is your friend's Recruiter

Is your friend's Recruiter also yours? You have me a little confused there. If not have you seen a Recruiter of your own?

If you have to go into the Army Guard then you'll have to see a Guard Recruiter. The Guard uses different Recruiters than the Regular Army or Army Reserve. I'd get your information from those that have access to the most up to date policies & those are the Recruiters.

The college credits that you need, & you only need 15 level 100 credits, can be in any subject even Underwater Basket Weaving 101 if they offered it at your college.

You could be going in under the Civilian Aquired Skills Program (CAS)& that's maybe what you "friend's Recruiter" is referring to as well as going in as an E-4. I really don't know enough about that to offer any advice. I suggest that you make it very clear to him that you want to be in the Active Duty Army & also ask him to start the recruiting process for you. I imagine that the Active Army has a lot more Carpenter slots than the National Guard but who knows? Your local Guard unit might have a need for someone holding MOS 21W. Most Guard units are Combat Arms but many are seperate brigades which means they have their own support personnel.

GFerrara (not verified)
Great News

Fully recruited and did my physical and passed.

MSG Glenn
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Good Job!

Congratualtions! Now you can start on your journey to become a Soldier. Have you chosen an MOS yet? Were you told when you ship? My guess would be in about 6 months depending on availability of BCT & AIT slots.

Do daily PT & try to be able to pass the APFT before you leave for BCT. That'll make it much easier for you. Your Recruiter should have some DEP PT for you plus do lots on your own. He'll be monitoring your progress & you'll know where your're at so you can work harder.

kdaly257 (not verified)
Your ASVAB score

Let's Say i made a 27 on my asvab score is the any wavers to get into the army

Roadkill
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With an ASVAB of 27...

You are probably safest just staying home and playing with fingerpaints with a score that low. If you really want to join, do more studying.

MSG Glenn
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Nope. You need a minimum of

Nope. You need a minimum of 31 to enlist. You DID study for it, didn't you? If you took the ASVAB that a Recruiter gave you then that doesn't count. You MIGHT just squeak by on the real one at MEPS. Most have said that they scored a few points higher on the test at MEPS. That's the only one that counts. If you took the practice test at the Recruiter's then he might not be willing to work with you any further with a score that low. Meanwhile study your ass off. ASVAB study guides & practice tests can be found by googling "ASVAB".

Remember that the ASVAB score determines on which MOS you qualify for.

If you're unwilling to put some effort into studying then do as Roadkill suggested. The Army is no place for you.

Tarenmbc (not verified)
Asvab Score

I scored a 67 on my asvab. I want to take some kind of test before i actually talk to my recruiter about my job, I want to take a kind of personality test to see what i would most enjoy doing before I find out what I can do.

Any Help?

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Personality Test?

I've never heard of that before especially when choosing an Army MOS. The again I say "why not?" I really don't think it'll do too much good, though. Jobs in the Army can very pretty much from one unit to another. Take your average administration job - if there's no office work for you to do on deployment you'll be doing patrols, gate guard duty, convoy duty or whatever the unit needs you to do. That's just an example. My advice is always Combat Arms: Infantry, Artillery, Armor but then again that's what my son & I did so I can relate to that. Those MOSs have the greatest promotion potential. Your best bet is to look at the Army's MOS list & see what interests you bearing in mind those are just generic job descriptions.

If you take the shortest enlistment you can get (2 years + training time) & don't like your MOS you can always reenlist with a diferent MOS. If you choose a longer enlistment sometimes you can reclassify to a different MOS sometime during your enlistment time. It would have to be an MOS where there's a need for Soldiers & the MOS you hold at that time needs to be one where there's a not a great need for Soldiers, though.