Officer Enlistment Exams

Officer Enlistment Exams

The college entrance placement testing exams are used by all of the military academies and ROTC programs to determine candidates’ aptitude. For the most part, the ACT and SAT are the most important. These exams are given at area high schools or local colleges. Make arrangements with school officials or contact the services directly. Unlike the ASVAB, where the military makes the arrangements and gives the test, it is up to you to make your own arrangements.


The American Standard Testing Assessment Program is a private testing corporation. The key composites are English, reading, mathematics, and science reasoning.

Write to:
Registration Department
ACT Assessment Program
PO Box 414
Iowa City, IA 52243
(319) 337-1270

The College Board’s SAT I exam measures verbal and mathematical abilities.

Write to:
College Board SAT Program
Box 6200
Princeton, NJ 08541
(609) 771-7600

The Graduate Record Exam is administered by the Educational Testing Service and is an aptitude test of verbal, quantitative, and analytical abilities beyond that of a bachelor’s degree level in a specific field.

Graduate Record Examination
PO Box 6000
Princeton, NJ 08541-6000
(609) 771-7670
(510) 873-8100 (California)
(609) 771?7906 (fax)
[email protected]

Tip It is critical that you do well on these tests. The better your score, the more military career choices you will be able to select from. This author strongly recommends that you study and practice before taking this exam.

Recommended Study Guides

How to Prepare for SAT 1 (1998)
How to Prepare for the Graduate Record Exam (1997)

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