Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

What is the ASVAB?

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple choice test, administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command, used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces. It is often offered to American high school students when they are in the 10th, 11th and 12th grade, though anyone eligible for enlistment may take it.

Although the test is administered by the military, it is not (and never has been) a requirement that a test-taker with a qualifying score enlist in the armed forces.


When students take the ASVAB, they get free access to the ASVAB Career Exploration Program Students may use this to explore career fields based on their interests and aptitude. Many students who have no interest in the military use this tool for college and career planning.

Students will also receive their military entrance score. They may use this if they choose to enlist in a branch of the military. If a student plans to enlist in the military, they MUST have an ASVAB score.


Henley will take all juniors (who do not opt out) and seniors (who sign up) to Kingsley Field on Thursday, December 6th to complete the ASVAB.

If you are a junior and would like to opt out of taking this test, please see your counselor.

If you are a senior and would like to sign up to take the ASVAB again, please see your counselor.

We will leave at 8:30 am and will return to school by 3:18 pm. The Air Force will provide lunch and a short tour of Kingsley Field after the ASVAB.


Leave Henley at 8:30

Begin ASVAB by 9:00 - 3.5 hour test

End ASVAB testing at 12:30

Lunch/Tour 12:30-3:00

Leave the base by 3:00 (or before)

Return to the school by 3:18 pm

Official ASVAB Website

On this website: What to expect when you take the ASVAB, Understanding ASVAB scores, Where to take the ASVAB, Preparing for the ASVAB, The CAT-ASVAB, Sample questions, FAQs, and the ASVAB Fact Sheet.

ASVAB Career Exploration Program

ASVAB CEP empowers students nationwide to discover their strengths and interests then map out post-secondary plans that work. Start exploring. It's free!

  • Aptitude Test
  • Interest Self-Assessment
  • Career Exploration Tools

How to study?

March2Success provides an online study program to help students prepare for standardized tests, improve school work and review materials. We also provide tools for educators and parents to track and encourage their students.
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