Branches and Types of Service
The Post 9/11 GI Bill is open to members of the U.S. Military who serve at least 3 years on Active Duty. Under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, you can earn full tuition to the college of your choice for up to 36 months, plus a monthly housing allowance and a books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000 per year. The Army offers training in more than 150 different career paths. As an active duty Soldier, you will have access to all of them. Choose from jobs in art, science, intelligence, combat, aviation, engineering, law and more. The Army is the only Branch that lets YOU choose your job and puts that job in your contract. There is no limit to what you can achieve.
The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.
What to Expect
- ASVAB testing for applicants is conducted at Military Entrance Processing Stations, known as MEPS. If you do not live near a MEPS, the ASVAB can be administered at a satellite location called a Military Entrance Test (MET) site.
- You'll need to bring valid identification to be admitted into the ASVAB testing room. Don't be late- you'll be turned away and required to reschedule if you are. Your recruiter may give you a ride to and from the session, but he/she is not permitted in the testing room.
- The ASVAB is administered by computer at the MEPS while a paper-and-pencil version is given at most MET sites.
The ASVAB Testing Program does not endorse any particular method of test preparation beyond recommending that examinees take a solid core of courses in mathematics, English, and science in high school and/or college. Such academic preparation will help with performance on the Arithmetic Reasoning, Mathematics Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Word Knowledge, and General Science subtests. Taking technical courses will also help with performance on the Auto Information, Shop Information, Electronics Information, and Mechanical Comprehension subtests.