Like the Navy, the Coast Guard looks at standard score directly. They also look at the following line scores to indicate which position a recruit might be most suited to in active duty.

Line Score | Standard Scores Included | Formula |
---|---|---|

Engineman (ENG) | Auto & Shop Information (AS) Mathematics Knowledge (MK) | AS + MK |

Administrative (ADM) | Verbal Expression (VE) Mathematics Knowledge (MK) | VE + MK |

General Technical (GT) | Verbal Expression (VE) Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) | AR + VE |

Mechanical Maintenance (MEC) | Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) Auto & Shop Information (AS) Mechanical Comprehension (MC) | AR + AS + MC |

Health (HM) | General Science (GS) Mathematics Knowledge (MK) Verbal Expression (VE) | GS + MK + VE |

Mechanical Maintenance 2 (MEC 2) | Assembling Objects (AO) Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) Mechanical Comprehension (MC) | AO + AR + MC |

Electronics (EL) | Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) Electronic Information (EI) General Science (GS) Mathematics Knowledge (MK) | AR + EI + GS + MK |

Nuclear Field (NUC) | Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) Mechanical Comprehension (MC) Mathematics Knowledge (MK) Verbal Expression (VE) | AR + MC + MK + VE |

Engineering and Electronics (BEE) | Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) General Science (GS) Mathematics Knowledge (MK) | AR + GS + (2 x MK) |

Operations (OPS) | Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) Mathematics Knowledge (MK) | AR + MK |

Coast Guard recruits generally are not given guaranteed jobs and start reporting for duty doing general work on the first year.

**Coast Guard Retake Policy**

A retest may be authorized for Coast Guard enlistments six months after the latest take, if the applicantâ€™s reason is only to improve scores to meet the criteria of a specific enlistment option. If there is a significant indication that the initial test scores do not seem to reflect the applicantâ€™s real capabilities, then the Coast Guard Recruitment Center may allow retesting after 30 days.