Unlike when the ASVAB test is administered at the MEPS, the ASVAB Career Exploration Program is administered in the high school setting and it combines the test with an interest self-assessment and a wide range of career exploration tools. It is free to participating schools. In addition to its outstanding value as a career exploration tool, taking the ASVAB also helps prepare students for other timed standardized tests.
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program can be administered to students during their 10th, 11th, or 12th grade year. When it is administered during the 10th grade, the ASVAB results are valid for career exploration only, are not released to military recruiters, and cannot be used for military enlistment purposes.
JROTC instructors are encouraged to support the administration of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program in their school to all students (during their 10th, 11th, or 12th grade year). If this is not feasible, it may be possible to schedule the program for JROTC students, or for a select group of students who sign-up for the program.
The points of contact for the ASVAB Career Exploration Program are the Education Services Specialists on staff at the MEPS. At the Jackson MEPS this is Mrs. Martha Ueltschey at 601-355-4650/3835 ext. 263; 800-323-0513; or firstname.lastname@example.org.