Pass the ASVAB

ASVAB Requirements for the Coast Guard

The Coast Guard requires that all recruits pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test. The current minimum score to qualify is 45.

Training School
In addition to determining if you qualify to join the Coast Guard, Your performance on the ASVAB will also be used to determine your possible paths in the Coast Guard. Your aptitude as indicated by the ASVAB will qualify you for the training school that will train you for your ultimate job in serving in the Coast Guard.

Test Requirements for Officer Candidate School
The Coast Guard Officer Candidate School (OCS) accepts scores from the ASVAB, SAT and the ACT to qualify to join. There are no waivers to exempt an applicant from meeting the minimum score.

Qualifying tests along with minimum scores are:

  • ASVAB: 109 on the General Technical (GT) Aptitude Area. The GT score is calculated by adding the Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension (VE) and Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) scores.
  • SAT: combined 1100 on verbal and math
  • ACT: 23

Test Requirements for Selected Reserve Direct Commission Program
The Coast Guard Selected Reserve Direct Commission Program (SRDC) accepts scores from the ASVAB, SAT and the ACT to qualify to join. There are no waivers to exempt an applicant from meeting the minimum score.

Qualifying tests along with minimum scores are:

  • ASVAB: 109 on the General Technical (GT) Aptitude Area. The GT score is calculated by adding the Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension (VE) and Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) scores.
  • SAT: combined 1100 on verbal and math
  • ACT: 23

Test Requirements for Pre-Commissioning Program for Enlisted Personnel
The Coast Guard Pre-Commissioning Program for Enlisted Personnel (PPEP) accepts scores from the ASVAB, SAT and the ACT to qualify to join. There are no waivers to exempt an applicant from meeting the minimum score.

Qualifying tests along with minimum scores are:

  • ASVAB: 109 on the General Technical (GT) Aptitude Area. The GT score is calculated by adding the Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension (VE) and Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) scores.
  • SAT: combined 1100 on verbal and math
  • ACT: 23

Test Requirements for Pre-Commissioning Program for Enlisted Personnel
The Coast Guard College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI) accepts scores from the ASVAB, SAT and the ACT to qualify to join. There are no waivers to exempt an applicant from meeting the minimum score.

Qualifying tests along with minimum scores are:

  • ASVAB: 109 on the General Technical (GT) Aptitude Area. The GT score is calculated by adding the Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension (VE) and Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) scores.
  • SAT: combined 1100 on verbal and math
  • ACT: 23

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