Exploring the benefits of ASVAB

Students can take the ASVAB test on Dec. 4 from 7:30-11:30 a.m. in the school library.


Students took the ASVAB test on Dec. 4 from 7:30-11:30 a.m. in the school library. “There are a few different reasons you can take the test,” administrator Brittany Krippner said. “The biggest one is for its military entrance exam.” Students can receive their scores and talk with military representatives from around the globe.

As high schoolers who are currently navigating the unending list of possible college and career opportunities, it may seem hectic to realize that we will be entering a new stage of life with demanding responsibility. On December 4th, CHS hosted the ASVAB testing event in the school library from 7:30-11:30 a.m. This test advocated to students who were interested in military routes after high school and to those who wanted to learn more about deciding college majors and other potential career paths.

I want to have a career in the military in the future, so it’s a good way to get started and know my strengths and skills

— Wilson said

,” Wilson said. “I hope to get a good score and better my chances of getting an ROTC scholarship.” 

One of the biggest reasons people take ASVAB is because it serves as a military entrance exam. People who are interested in any military route after high school can take this test and talk with military representatives about their scores and discuss future opportunities in the Navy, Airforce, etc. As for Junior Tobey Wilson, an aspiring marine, he explains how taking the ASVAB test will help him explore the process of enlisting in the armed forces.

ASVAB is a very thorough, 4 hour exam which mainly tests your ability to think and how that can prepare you for future careers. The majority of tested material consists of basic math, science, mechanic problems, paragraph comprehension, and critical thinking. 

“With these tests, they are basically testing how well you can think on your feet and how creative can you be,” administrator Brittany Krippner said.

Upon arriving to the test, students are highly advised to bring water, snacks, and a number 2 pencil. However, it is equally important to arrive on time because the test will start without students as test-writers encourage that at least 4 hours are given to complete the exam.

“I think it was a good testing environment,” junior Sydney Tavares said. “Some sections gave us plenty of time to finish while other sections seemed a little rushed.”

After the test, there will be a post interpretation event around early January or February once all of the results are posted. This event will host numerous military reps from around the country who will be willing to discuss opportunities in the Army, Navy, Air Force, etc. ASVAB scores are crucial to initiating the enlisting process and finding which branch in the military may be the most suitable fit.

“I took the test because I plan on going into the Navy after I finish schooling,” Tavares said. “I wanted to see what would best suit me.”