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Building Knowledge Everyday supports those that want to go in to the US Military by preparing aspiring recruits for the academic requirements that must be met before being admitted.  At Building Knowledge Everyday we feel it is our duty to our country to support military recruitment by providing academic guidance  for those whose dreams is to be admitted  in the branch of their choice and serve in our Armed Forces.

What are the Minimum  Academic Requirements to Join the Military? 

The Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery, or ASVAB test, is required of all people trying to enlist in the United States military service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps) or the United States Coast Guard. This multiple-choice test is divided into eight sub-tests to assess individual subject area strengths and weaknesses. Passing (being admitted to the branch of service) is determined by a combination of ASVAB score and if the future enlistee has graduated from high school or has a GED (General Educational Development series of tests). Enlistees must also pass the ASVAB with a certain scores for each sub-test to be eligible to obtain certain jobs within the service

What Is The Minimum ASVAB Score Needed For Each Branch?

Air Force
The United States Air Force accepts high school graduates. The minimum ASVAB score is 36. In actual practice, though, more than 70% of those accepted for enlistment score a 50 or higher.

The United States Army accepts both high school graduates and GED holders. The minimum ASVAB score is 31. Certain enlistment bonuses require a score of 50 or higher.

Coast Guard
The United States Coast Guard accepts high school graduates. The minimum score to enter the Coast Guard is 50. If the enlistee possesses certain desired skills, or scores very high on a subsection test where enlistees are needed by the Coast Guard, a waiver may be granted to accept a score as low as 36.


The United States Navy accepts both high school graduates and GED holders. As a general rule, the minimum ASVAB score is 35. Reserve enlistment programs require only a 31, but GED holders are required to score at least a 50.

Marine Corps

The United States Marine Corps accepts high school graduates; there are very few exceptions granted for GED holders or other high school equivalency certificates. The minimum ASVAB score is 32.

Why Is The ASVAB Score Important?

Each branch of the military, takes the score made on the ASVAB and uses it determine what jobs the recruit has the aptitude to perform well.

Please sign up today if you are interested in any assistance with  preparing academically for Military enlistment.

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