AFROTC FT break down (PFT, GPA, CR, etc.)

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  1. Bdl1127

    Bdl1127 Member

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    I remember going over this on the first day of ROTC but forgot the numbers and cant find the paper I wrote it on. How does AFROTC value scores??

    I.E

    GPA: 50%
    CR: 30%
    PFA: 10%
    AFOQT: 10%
     
  2. Pima

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    You also have to put in the equation that tech majors get a bump in points because of the rigors in that major.

    I only say that because I am sure you are trying to figure out your OML for FT. Reality is you won't be able to unless you use their formula. Plus, the number will mean nothing since nobody knows where the cut off line will be placed this yr.

    Overall I believe that is correct. Next yr the equation will change for your AFSC since it will include points for how well you did at SFT. Plus if you try for rated, the TBAS results will be placed into the equation too.

    The best thing you can do right now is to do the best you can at ROTC and in school.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Packer

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    This from the commander at my sons first choice school.

     
  4. Pima

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    I believe that is the same gpa that our DS's det had for tech major, the non-tech was actually around the nat. avg for tech. @3.2, maybe it was 3.3.

    I always love when they say you need a 2.0 to qualify, as if there is a snow ball's chance in Hades that a 2.0 would go.

    I do know they had one cadet that got it with a 2.8, but that cadet was not only tech, but also had a linguistic minor. That was for his class (2011), he was carrying 21 credits and in Honors + interning at Goddard.

    That's the thing the OP needs to understand, he needs not to worry so much about figuring out the OML, but more about what is the common gpa for his major at his college and how he racks and stacks up against the other cadets within the det.

    Let's be honest the CC will write in the rec, some form of the following statements:
    1. TOP cadet
    2. One of my TOP cadets
    3. Top 25% cadet
    4. Strong cadet

    The CC being an AD O6 has been on both sides of the fence for OPR/PRF's, They know there are key words that boards look at when they go up for selection. That is why the rec exists. They are relying on the CC to be their eyes on the ground.

    One thing for candidates and lurkers to understand is that although SFT seems eons away, once in as a freshman it is a blink of an eye.

    SFT board meets after your 1st semester soph yr. If you boff even one semester you are behind the 8 ball. Do the math. 2.7 1st sem., 3.0 2nd sem., and 3.1 3rd sem. = 2.93 cgpa.

    Now before you all freak, understand that 2.93 for your college may be strong enough, but not strong enough for another college. Ask your dets during the application process and college tours, what the avg gpa at your school is for SFT. By doing so, you walk in knowing where the bar is placed.

    Just like the scholarship process, you can't wrap yourself around the score even if you figured it out, because you don't know where the line will be drawn.
     
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  5. dunninla

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    Hey, funnily (yes, that's a word) enough, that strategy works for Army ROTC too. Seriously, focus on what you can control while classes are in session, and only on Xmas break, Easter break, and summer, step back and only then look at the big picture, consider where you think you stand, make a strategy, etc. Don't do all that during school or you will be taking your eye off the ball, and to use another metaphor, shooting yourself in the foot.
     
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