My son took the NAPT Navy Nuke test today and was told he failed the test by two points and would be unable to re-take the test because they only have one version of the test at the Dallas, TX, MEPS.
1. Could he go to a different MEPS?
2. Can a candidate get a second chance at the NAPT?
3. Is there a timeline?
He was just so disappointed. I tried to tell him he should be proud that he even qualified to take the test. But he is bummed. If there is a way to retake the test I think he would be interested. Not quite sure about how much his recruiter is helping .....?
Any Advice is welcomed and appreciated!
My daughter missed it by one or two points as well. At first the recruiters said she could take it again then when she got to MEPs she was told no there is only one test. So she never did take it again. She ended up going sonar. She wasn't too disappointed though she wasnt really sure she wanted to go the nuclear path . I'm not much help, sorry, but there are lots of other jobs that have good pay and train them for work even outside of the military.
My son took the test and missed it by two points as well. He approach was "I'm not going to study or cram because I don't want to squeak by and then wash up during A-school and end up with a job a hate." It frustrated me but I respect his mindset. However, 'Chief' made a point of asking how long it had been since he took the test (as in he could be eligible to retake it). Also, I've read that after 90 days they can retake, if they want.
The Nuke program is very difficult. What your son might want to consider is, based on the wash out rate, does he really want to go into a program he just squeaked into? It's not going to get any easier. If he washes out, then he has to deal with finding another rate.
Perhaps he'd be better off selecting a different rating. Not trying to disillusion you. Sometimes things happen for a reason.
Agreed. I think it probably is better to be able to go in knowing that you are happy with the rating you chose, rather than getting stuck and having to settle later...unless, your son/daughter is a risk taker and doesn't mind lots of hard work.
What is the NAPT? My son is in the Nuke field (currently BC) and only took the ASVAB.
I believe the NAPT is for those who don't quite score high enough on the ASVAB to go straight to Nuke. Not sure where the breakpoint is, but I know my son didn't have to take it and he scored a 97 on the ASVAB.
I could be wrong though.
edit: guess I was right
I did some looking after I posted it, and it appears to have more to do with the individual line scores. They have two different ways to add four different scores, and if the total is less than a 252 then they have to take the NAPT. My son had a 99, but the two line score totals were 280 and 274. That would explain why he didn't take it :)