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- create a resume',
- explore the job board,
- college applications,
- financial aid and FAFSA
- residency determination.
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Countdown to College (C2C) supports college access every October. C2C activities help high school seniors complete three important college enrollment steps: residency, FAFSA, and applications. Many NC colleges and universities will support C2C by waiving application fees during College Application Week.
NC Countdown to College will take place during the month of October of 2023 and College Application Week (when many NC colleges have free applications) will be Oct 16-20.
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What is the ASVAB test?
The ASVAB is a timed, multi-aptitude test, which is given at more than 14,000 schools and Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) nationwide and is developed and maintained by the Defense Department (DoD).
The ASVAB helps the DoD not just determine whether you are a good fit to join the service, but also which service branch you might be best for and even what military jobs you can hold after you finish basic training or boot camp. The better your ASVAB score, the broader your options.
You can start preparing now by taking our ASVAB practice tests (click or tap on the test links in the header above). These tests will give you an idea of how you'll score and identify areas for improvement. Then, use our suggested resources and ASVAB study guides to learn how to prepare for the ASVAB test.
How Your ASVAB Results Are Used
The ASVAB helps the DoD determine whether you are a good fit to join the service.
The test results also suggest which service branch might be best for you, and even what military jobs you could hold after you finish basic training or boot camp.
Read More: ASVAB Test Explained
The better your ASVAB score, the more options you have. A very high score can give you a wide array of job options, some of which might come with special pay and bonuses. That means it's a good idea to study for the ASVAB and do your best to score well.
You don't just want to take the ASVAB. You also want to get a good ASVAB score that can help open doors to a wealth of military opportunities.
"There are two types of ASVAB scores," according to the U.S. Army. "First, your Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score determines whether you're eligible to join, and you'll need to score at least 31 to enlist. Second, your ASVAB category scores, called line scores, determine job opportunities based on your knowledge and skills in these 10 different areas."
How to Prepare for the ASVAB
As with any test, how well you do depends in large part upon how well you prepare. To study effectively for the ASVAB, you really need to begin studying at least two months, if not more, before you plan to take the test.
Here are some basic steps to take:
- Find a comfortable, quiet area to study.
- Gather paper, pens and pencils, a calculator and other tools.
- Make a basic study schedule.
Read More: How to Study for the ASVAB Test
You can start preparing by taking our ASVAB practice tests. Click or tap on the test links at the top of this page.
These tests will give you an idea of how you'll score and identify areas for improvement.
Related: Your ASVAB questions answered
As you get ready to take the ASVAB test, you will need to spend time studying. Remember, the higher your ASVAB score, the more job options you have for your military career, including an array of special pay and bonuses.
What's the best way to study for the ASVAB? Start by taking a practice test to set a baseline score and understand the portions of the test that might be extra challenging for you.
Find a quiet place to study, gather the tools you need and set a study schedule for yourself. You can take ASVAB practice tests on Military.com and learn more about ASVAB study tips.