The ASVAB was originally designed to predict future academic and occupational success in military occupations.  Since its introduction in 1968, the ASVAB has been the subject of extensive research. Numerous validation studies indicate the ASVAB assesses academic ability and predicts success in a wide variety of occupations. When  a Service Member wants to retest on the ASVAB, they take the AFCT, which is the active component of the ASVAB. To learn more about the AFCT/ ASVAB and how it can help you, visit ASVAB Career Exploration Program.

Eligibility 

To be eligible, a Soldier cannot have taken the AFCT exam within the last 6 months or have taken the AFCT more than 3 times during their military career (excluding the initial ASVAB for entry into the Army).  Once a service member has taken the AFCT twice, it will be necessary to request an exception to policy (ETP) and meet additional criteria before the exam will be administered again.  Once a Service Member takes the AFCT, the score is final, even if it is lower than previous scores.   

Scheduling

In order to test at Camp Mabry, Soldiers must submit a 4187 with their most recent scores at least 2 business days prior to the exam to Testing.  Soldiers are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to take the GT Predictor Test prior to testing (see study resources below for more info).  Other test locations may require additional criteria. 

Scheduled exam dates

SAMPLE AFCT 4187

Other testing locations:

  • Dyess AFB:  Call for availability- (325) 696-5544 or (325) 696-5004
  • Fort Bliss:  Call for availability- (915) 568-2439 or (915) 568-4171
  • Fort Hood:  The AFCT is offered every Wednesday at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.  Call (254) 287-4292/5553 for more information & visit their website at Fort Hood APT Testing
  • Fort Sam Houston: Call for availability- (210) 221-1738

Study Resources

  • The best test preparation is the GT Improvement Course offered at Fort Hood & Fort Sam Houston.  Course length varies in length from 3 weeks to 6 weeks.  Call (512) 782-5515 and connect to guidance counselor for more information.  
  • If the GT Improvement Course in not feasible, the next best option is the Online Academic Skills Course. OASC - Online Academic Skills Course for Military Success Free to the military, this course provides a customized online class based on a pre-test.  The class focuses on strengthening & developing weak areas specific to the GT score.  During the pilot program, Soldiers who committed to finishing the program raised their score by 13 points. 
  • Prior to testing, it is highly recommended that Soldiers take the GT Predictor exam.  This exam will give you an indication of how you will score on the AFCT.  Since their is a limited number of times a Service Member may take the AFCT, the GT Predictor exam will provide a measure of success prior to testing.  The GT Predictor Exam is offered at Fort Hood every Monday at 9:00 am & 1:00 pm. For more information, call (254) 287-4292/5553.