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Gracie Dean
04-12-2009, 01:18 PM
just curious for those of you that took it, do you remember your score?

daughter took it and scored an 88. She is graduating HS a full year early so technically this would be her Jr year, but she is doing Jr/Sr at the same time.

crazycoffey
04-12-2009, 01:26 PM
That's cool, she must be smart to grad early. you should be proud...

;)

RedDread
04-12-2009, 01:29 PM
99 for me

88 will get you almost any job in the military though. Make sure if she does decide to do it to choose an MOS that makes the most of her abilities.

wild1
04-12-2009, 01:34 PM
don't remember the number, but i was in the highest category or class or whatever it's called. basically it amounted to a lot of phone calls. heh.

sometimes i wish i would have given it a shot and gotten college for free, but everything turned out well either way.

Gracie Dean
04-12-2009, 01:35 PM
That's cool, she must be smart to grad early. you should be proud...

;)

she is very smart.

I am very proud


I didn't know how an 88 was tho...it is all new to me. Never thought the military was anything I needed to know about since I had a girl... its all new to me.

crazycoffey
04-12-2009, 01:37 PM
she is very smart.

I am very proud


I didn't know how an 88 was tho...it is all new to me. Never thought the military was anything I needed to know about since I had a girl... its all new to me.


The GT score is what the military uses more for jobs, it has a formula, I don't know what, but I believe the ASVAB score is a main componet.

RedDread
04-12-2009, 01:42 PM
An 88 is very good, the other number to look at is the GT (General Technical Score) Many MOSs' (Military Occupational Specialties) rely on that number. The more technical MOSs' will have longer schools and may not have signing bonuses, but I guarantee that she will be happier in the long run with a job that is more advanced and challenging.

In other words, don't do what I did...

Baconeater
04-12-2009, 01:44 PM
I don't remember my score, but I did extremely well on it. Well enough that I could have entered any field I wanted to. Too bad I never enlisted and partied my ass off instead.

crazycoffey
04-12-2009, 01:45 PM
An 88 is very good, the other number to look at is the GT (General Technical Score) Many MOSs' (Military Occupational Specialties) rely on that number. The more technical MOSs' will have longer schools and may not have signing bonuses, but I guarantee that she will be happier in the long run with a job that is more advanced and challenging.

In other words, don't do what I did...


and what did you do? When I went back into the Reserves almost two years ago, after almost 6 years from when I got out the first time. there was a pretty nice signing bonus to come back as an MP.

That said, I still wish I would have gone for a computer IT job, training/experience, solid job security in the civilian world.....

Gracie Dean
04-12-2009, 01:45 PM
I don't remember my score, but I did extremely well on it. Well enough that I could have entered any field I wanted to. Too bad I never enlisted and partied my ass off instead.

She is majoring in Engineering in college but is leaning towards something medical for her training

Gravedigger
04-12-2009, 01:48 PM
I don't remember the score but my choice between MoS was legal and avionic technician, so I think it was good.

wild1
04-12-2009, 01:49 PM
She is majoring in Engineering in college but is leaning towards something medical for her training

well, tell her not to get married to the idea, almost everyone changes their major at least once. then many people change careers in the first 5 years after college anyway

Otter
04-12-2009, 01:51 PM
I went to MEPS but I honestly never seen my ASVAB scores or actually followed thru joining the military. They highlighted my name tag to be processed thru nuke school so I'm guessing it was pretty high.

I'm a technically sound moron.

Best of luck to your daughter. Those military peeps have my highest praise.

Gracie Dean
04-12-2009, 01:51 PM
well, tell her not to get married to the idea, almost everyone changes their major at least once. then many people change careers in the first 5 years after college anyway

I agree

the engineering thing just came up this year. Always before it was something in the medical field.

I think she will change her mind several times before it is all over...but that is okay she is only 17

Life is full of possibilities for her right now.

pr_capone
04-12-2009, 02:10 PM
I scored 86

Gracie Dean
04-12-2009, 02:13 PM
I really don't have anything to gauge her score off of so your scores help me get an idea.

I am sure if I took it, they would laugh at me. I am not technical or math literate.

I am not even sure what types of questions there are on it.

jiveturkey
04-12-2009, 02:16 PM
98 - I could have gone the nuke route but didn't want to risk being stuck on a sub. I took the Avoinics route and got to spend my days (and nights) on the flight deck. Much more exciting.

Otter
04-12-2009, 02:35 PM
Not to hijack your thread noswad but how would one go about finding out their ASVAB score?

I was woken up at 4am with 3 other guys in a motel room the size of my garage, eye tests, ear tests, blood taken, pee on this followed up by a duck walk and a turn your head on cough...I have no idea what the hell they had on me by the time it was done.

Gracie Dean
04-12-2009, 02:36 PM
Not to hijack your thread noswad but how would one go about finding out their ASVAB score?

I was woken up at 4am with 3 other guys in a motel room the size of my garage, eye tests, ear tests, blood taken followed up by a duck walk...I have no idea what the hell they had on me by the time it was done.

she took it through school so she got a paper on it, the recruiter also got her results

Lonewolf Ed
04-12-2009, 02:40 PM
I got a 94, but I was too much of a pussy to enlist anywhere. The Army recruiter whom I dealt with taking the test, he wanted to make a Ranger out of me.

Otter
04-12-2009, 02:45 PM
she took it through school so she got a paper on it, the recruiter also got her results

Ah, I got a shakey guy in a uniform who claimed it was too much coffee that morning who didn't help my perception of what was to come. For whatever it's worth one of my nieces just joined the Air Force.

Smart girl with a good head on her shoulders and she has nothing but good things to say - outside of basic but I don't think anyone likes that too much. Air Force may be a good thing to look into.

Again, tell her to 'give 'em hell'.

Baby Lee
04-12-2009, 02:55 PM
She is majoring in Engineering in college but is leaning towards something medical for her training

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RedNeckRaider
04-12-2009, 03:02 PM
I got a 94, but I was too much of a pussy to enlist anywhere. The Army recruiter whom I dealt with taking the test, he wanted to make a Ranger out of me.

The recruiter said that ROFL

Discuss Thrower
04-12-2009, 03:09 PM
For what it's worth, my ASVAB warranted a visit from a Navy recruiter trying to get me join up so I could get college paid for, though that would be wholly unnecessary. This was last year, a whole two years after I took the ASVAB.

stevieray
04-12-2009, 03:17 PM
For what it's worth, my ASVAB warranted a visit from a Navy recruiter trying to get me join up so I could get college paid for, though that would be wholly unnecessary. This was last year, a whole two years after I took the ASVAB.


This happened to me also..I scored mid nineties on AFQT, and got approached by the AF and Navy.

Ironically, I joined the Army but went to AIT at Lowry AFB, Denver, Co...

My Dad served and was all for it, my Mom wanted me to go to college, even offered KCAI...when I got out, I went to the Denver Fed Center to apply for a job as an illustrator (my MOS), and they turned me down becuase they were loking for someone with a degree.

Fire Me Boy!
04-12-2009, 03:17 PM
I specifically TRIED to do poorly. I spent a good portion of the test time breaking pencils tips and having to sharpen them.

Gracie Dean
04-12-2009, 03:25 PM
I specifically TRIED to do poorly. I spent a good portion of the test time breaking pencils tips and having to sharpen them.

why

Kyle DeLexus
04-12-2009, 03:30 PM
I can't remember my score but it was tops in my class and had me getting calls by recruiters as well. Toughest decision I've had to make in life was if I should take them up on their offer or just go to school. I opted for school and would have graduated a year and a half early, but I've had troubles getting into classes I need. I'll now graduate right in 4 years and will be 22 when I head out for my internship.

"Bob" Dobbs
04-12-2009, 03:39 PM
This happened to me also..I scored mid nineties on AFQT, and got approached by the AF and Navy.

Ironically, I joined the Army but went to AIT at Lowry AFB, Denver, Co...

My Dad served and was all for it, my Mom wanted me to go to college, even offered KCAI...when I got out, I went to the Denver Fed Center to apply for a job as an illustrator (my MOS), and they turned me down becuase they were loking for someone with a degree.When were you at Lowry? I was Army as well & I did AIT there in 1985 as an 84F.

Fire Me Boy!
04-12-2009, 03:41 PM
why

Because not only did I have ZERO interest in joining the military, I didn't want them to call me.

I knew if I did poorly, they wouldn't call me. I was right.

And the scores have (or at least had) no impact on my grades in HS or scholarships to college. There was just nothing in it for me.

Lonewolf Ed
04-12-2009, 04:07 PM
The recruiter said that ROFL

I think he meant Army Ranger... :)

BigMeatballDave
04-12-2009, 04:10 PM
No clue. Its been 21 yrs since I took mine...

htismaqe
04-12-2009, 04:15 PM
Because not only did I have ZERO interest in joining the military, I didn't want them to call me.

I knew if I did poorly, they wouldn't call me. I was right.

And the scores have (or at least had) no impact on my grades in HS or scholarships to college. There was just nothing in it for me.

You did it the smart way.

I aced it and they never fucking stopped calling.

Kyle DeLexus
04-12-2009, 04:27 PM
You did it the smart way.

I aced it and they never ****ing stopped calling.

That's about how it is for me. It probably didn't help that I was interested in the military at the time.

Dayze
04-12-2009, 04:27 PM
90; elected the Intelligence Specialist MOS over Fire Control Technician and Cryptologist (Language).

Ari Chi3fs
04-12-2009, 05:14 PM
I got a 97, I believe.

But I took the DLAB, the Defense Language Aptitude Battery test, and got the highest score ever taken at MEPS in KC, at least until 1991.

I was a Russian linguist in the Army.

Buehler445
04-12-2009, 05:21 PM
I have no freaking clue, but it was pretty high.

I wouldnt have been accepted into any branch due to my asthma, so I didn't try.

Virtua Chief
04-12-2009, 05:22 PM
93 in 2002

joesomebody
04-12-2009, 05:42 PM
98 in High school 2000
96 when it counted at MEPS in 2001.

Something about the rigors and stress of MEPS brought my score down I think. It didn't mean squat though, as the MOS I got stuck with only required a score in the 50s (NEVER EVER LET A RECRUITER CONVINCE YOU TO GO IN AS OPEN GENERAL INSTEAD OF NAILING DOWN A GUARANTEED JOB BEFORE BASIC). Realistically anything above a 70 will qualify you for just about ANY job in the military. They have other tests, like linquistic and what not for the jobs that require more than your above average high school student ASVAB scores.

"Bob" Dobbs
04-12-2009, 07:22 PM
Huh. If we're all so damn smart, then why are we Chiefs fans?

Baconeater
04-12-2009, 07:25 PM
Huh. If we're all so damn smart, then why are we Chiefs fans?
You can be intelligent and still be a dumbass, I'm living proof of that.

Jenson71
04-12-2009, 07:29 PM
Huh. If we're all so damn smart, then why are we Chiefs fans?

masochists

Kyle DeLexus
04-12-2009, 07:29 PM
Huh. If we're all so damn smart, then why are we Chiefs fans?

Thats a good question.

Gracie Dean
04-12-2009, 07:33 PM
Huh. If we're all so damn smart, then why are we Chiefs fans?

because we have a dream

"Bob" Dobbs
04-12-2009, 07:37 PM
because we have a dreamIt all makes sense now! The bogeyman was CARL!

R&GHomer
04-12-2009, 07:50 PM
I want to say it was 93, it's been a while. My tech school was over 9 months, which may not seem like much, but you're in class from 8-5 M-f.

The scary part was if you got below 98% on an end of week exam, they put you back a week. Do it again and it's all over. Had a buddy get dropped two weeks before graduation, man I felt sorry for that guy. Still do

Frazod
04-12-2009, 07:51 PM
I got an 87. My best friend took his at the same time, he got an 88. Never lets me forget it, either. :grr: