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ASVAB Mentor Request System

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an assessment which measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. The ASVAB mentor request system is specifically designed to assist individuals in preparing for two sections of the assessment which are essential to meeting enlistment requirements of the United States Armed Forces. As the West Virginia Board of Education’s three E’s of career readiness include pursuing employment, education and/or enlistment, this system supports the aspirations of students, parents of students (age 17 or older) and adults who may be interested in full-time or part-time careers in the military, by notifying Common Ground Partners which have expressed a desire to provide academic mentors to those preparing to take the assessment. These mentors utilize free online curricula to guide individuals as they prepare for sections of the assessment based in mathematics (arithmetic reasoning and mathematics knowledge) and English (paragraph comprehension and word knowledge), which lead to the primary scores contributing to a candidate’s enlistment eligibility.

Important Notes: Organizations contacting those who request assistance via this system may be military-based (e.g., West Virginia National Guard, Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, etc.), a veteran non-profit or non-military based (WVDE Adult Education or WVDE Communities in Schools). By submitting a request via this system, you accept being provided information about military career paths including enlistment eligibility criteria. You must also accept that mentors assigned may be individuals who are part of a Common Ground Partner organization or members of the community who are unaffiliated with partnering organizations. While Common Ground Partners will do their best to find a mentor for those who submit a request, you are not guaranteed to be assigned a mentor as assistance is contingent upon available resources and personnel.

Please use the following links if you are seeking help in preparing for the ASVAB and being assigned a mentor by the WV Common Ground Partnership:

Connect with for ASVAB Assistance

TutorWV offers every West Virginian with a public library account no-cost access to 1-to-1 tutoring and test preparation for the ASVAB and other assessments. The service is available between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., 7 days a week, except for on holidays. Visit to get connected with a live expert tutor and resources.

ASVAB Online Curricula for Mentors and Self-Help Information

Learning Express Library

This resource is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and West Virginia Library Commission for free to West Virginia residents via the website. Simply use this link to search for the word, “ASVAB”, register and login to access the website. Select the West Virginia Library Commission during registration.

*Note: If you are registering at a West Virginia Public Library or West Virginia public school, you may not be asked for the library’s username and password authentication, but you will need to create your own username and password. If you are not at a West Virginia Public Library and registering, please contact and request the library authentication username and password.

Example content from ASVAB Learning Library

Source: Image of the learning express library website on February 28, 2023.

ASVAB Learning Express Library Image

The ASVAB Success, 4th Edition document provides an excellent curriculum for mentors and test takers to use together in preparing for the assessment. It includes overall test preparation strategies with sections specific to mathematics (arithmetic reasoning and mathematics knowledge) and English (paragraph comprehension and word knowledge). This resource was published in 2015 and content in the book has been reviewed and updated by the Learning Express Team in 2022.

After reviewing the ASVAB Success, 4th Edition, prospective test takers may utilize a variety of ASVAB diagnostic tests to see if their performance is improving in sections essential to meeting enlistment requirements pertaining to the assessment.


This free online resource is provided by the United States Army. The website recommends that individuals preparing for the ASVAB complete the High School Math and Verbal Skills course. Simply register on the website, login, select, “courses”, then begin the high school math and verbal course. You must enable pop-ups within your browser on this website to access the course. Start with the introduction and finish with the available diagnostic tests.

Websites and Resources

ASVAB Official Website

This resource offers sample test questions, a fact sheet and other useful information about the assessment.

ASVAB Career Exploration Program

While this website does not prepare you for the ASVAB, it offers a skills and interest inventory to identify career opportunities aligned to each individual’s unique qualities and strengths.

Click here to review a sample ASVAB score report via the ASVAB Career Exploration Program’s website.

Careers in the Military

While this website does not prepare you for the ASVAB, it offers guided exploration of more than 250 career opportunities in the military.

To identify the location, date and times that the ASVAB will be provided for the purpose of enlistment, contact a military recruiter or Mr. Gregory Frye with the Military Entrance Processing Station in Beckley, West Virginia at or by phone at (304) 469-5471.

To review eligibility criteria for joining each branch of military service, visit the following:

To provide more information about the ASVAB Mentor Request System and Self-Help Resources, please download & print ASVAB Palm Cards.

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