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05-18-11, 04:37 PM #1
No disrespect, but who is correct?
Hello Marines, Thank You for letting me join the site, and Your service.
I have a question for You all, I turn 17 on June 13th, and I just took the ASVAB at my school a couple weeks ago, because I was told that it will count for two years. I am not sure who told me this, but I'm almost positive my recruiter told me this two weeks ago when I met with him. Now he tells me that i have to take it again because it doesn't count until I'm 17... Meaning you have to be 17 for the ASVAB to count? He clearly means that even though I got an AFQT of 78, I still have to retake it when I turn 17... Can any Marines clear up my confusion?
Thank You Marines, I will hopefully join You all shortly.
05-18-11, 04:44 PM #2
05-18-11, 05:15 PM #3
Without embarassing your recruiter, ask his boss about a high school lookup if he can explain it to you. You are good to go.
05-18-11, 05:29 PM #4
I would take it as an opportunity to study up and get a higher score.
05-18-11, 05:37 PM #5
05-18-11, 05:46 PM #6
phone is The Great Swami, knows all, sees all, tells all.
05-18-11, 05:52 PM #7
05-18-11, 09:39 PM #8
05-23-11, 12:59 AM #9
Chances are with a 78, his GT/EL/MM/CL scores will more than meet the minimum requirements for any MOS he chooses to pursue... <--- currently assigned to recruiting duty... If it was an applicant I was working with, I actually would discourage him from taking it again for the risk of LOWERING his score.
05-23-11, 10:27 AM #10
Just like stated before, once you turn 17 your Recruiter can request a High School Test Pull and the scores you have will be good to go.
With a AFQT of 78 I would highly discourage retaking the test, but the chances are in your favor to score higher if you do. From my experiences, the individuals who take the paper test in school tend to score a bit higher on the computer based test at MEPS. This could be what your Recruiter is thinking for you. However with the current score you have the opprotunities are endless for you. Your score qualifies you for many different jobs as well as the NROTC Scholarship. Speak with your Recruiter as well as his boss and find out all about these programs and set the plan for you to get down to MEPS and take the next steps in your enlistment process.
05-23-11, 02:36 PM #11
05-25-11, 03:37 PM #12
My recruiter is still telling me that my scores did not count because I took the test when I was 16, which was five weeks ago.
05-25-11, 03:52 PM #13
There's always other recruiting stations. Tell em you changed your mind, ****can your paperwork and go to another RSS.
On a side note, the entire time I was in it was always said that the test doesn't count till 17 no matter how many times you take it.
05-25-11, 04:45 PM #14
05-25-11, 04:59 PM #15
Maybe this might help you some......
When can I take the ASVAB? Can I take it over again if necessary?
You can take the ASVAB as early as your sophomore year in high school. If you take the ASVAB as a sophomore your score will not be used for joining the military. If need be, you may retake the ASVAB after 30 days, and again 30 days later.
CAN I USE MY STUDENT ASVAB RESULTS FOR PROCESSING AT MEPS?
If you are 17 years of age, or older, you may process at the MEPS using Student ASVAB scores from a test you took in high school when you were 16 years old, provided you were a junior or senior when you took the test and the test has not expired (2 years from the date of test).
Sophomore tests are invalid for enlistment purposes regardless of age on the date of the test.
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