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 free of charge 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.

    The (ASVAB) will be administered throughout the county on various dates. This test is a good tool for students to use to see where their strengths and weakness lay as they look at careers for their future. Please see the schedule below:

    Monday, November 4, 9:00 am at Heritage (Student Holiday)

    Monday, December 2, 8:00 am at John Champe 

    Wednesday, December 4, 1:00 pm at Rock Ridge

    Tuesday, January 28, 9:30 am at Woodgrove (Snow Date:  February 4)

    Tuesday, March 3, 8:30 am at Loudoun Valley (Student Holiday)

    Tuesday, March 3, 9:00 am, at Heritage (Student Holiday)

    Wednesday, April 1, 8:00 am at John Champe

    To sign up students need to:

    1. Long in to LCPSgo
    2. Click on the ASVAB button
    3. Read and scroll down page to next and click on
    4. Fill in ASVAB Registration Form and Submit

    The ASVAB Career Exploration Program can help young adults identify and explore potentially satisfying occupations and develop effective strategies to realize career goals.

    The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is one of the most widely used, multiple-aptitude tests in the world, developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. More than half of all high schools nationwide administer the ASVAB test to students in grades 10, 11 and 12 (sophomores cannot use their scores for enlistment eligibility).

    The ASVAB consists of the following eight individual tests:

    -General Science

    -Arithmetic Reasoning

    -Word Knowledge

    -Paragraph Comprehension

    -Mathematics Knowledge

    -Electronics Information

    -Auto and Shop Information

    -Mechanical Comprehension


    Students are provided with scores on each of these individual tests and three Career Exploration Score composites: Verbal Skills, Math Skills and Science and Technical Skills. The battery takes approximately three hours to complete, and test results are returned to schools in a few weeks.


    The Military uses students’ ASVAB scores to identify the occupations that best suit their abilities. Junior, senior and posts-secondary school students can use their ASVAB scores for enlistment for up to two years after taking the test.

    Please visit the ASVAB website for more information and sample questions.