BGOs and the CFA

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  1. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    It appears that BGOs are now being informed if their candidates passed the CFA. I don't know how long from submission of scores until the "qualified" appears in our system. I also don't know if we are told if a candidate has failed ("not qualified") or if we only are told when the person has passed. So, if you aren't sure if you passed, you can contact your BGO -- but I would wait for a couple of weeks at least after taking the test to give USNA time to process the scores and update our system.

    BGOs do NOT see your scores, results, how well you did, etc. We only see if you are "qualified" physically. Also, understand that "qualified" is the minimum. You may want to discuss your results with your BGO to determine whether your scores are "good" or merely meet the standard. Finally, BGOs are NOT told what the minimum scores are but can make some educated guesses based on experience.
     
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    Sorry to be so confused, maybe dumb? about this, but if BGOs are informed about passing CFA exams, wouldn't that also acknowledge those who have yet to pass the exam, and thus, if they've taken and submitted, would mean they've failed? I'm confused. :confused::confused:
     
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    Speaking of CFA's, are you (the candidate) able to see your own scores? Of is it just "passed/failed?"
     
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    Unless it has recently changed, candidates are informed only when they fail. No news is good news, with the unwritten message meaning "pass." But candidates do not receive any indication of their specific numerical CFA score.
     
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    That's lame. But oh well :frown:
     
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    Perhaps, but it is SOP USNA lame. And when dying to dance with the girl w/ a wooden leg? Learn lame.
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    I can only relate what I see on my system. For now, some candidates have:

    "CFA: QUALIFIED"

    For other candidates, I see:

    "CFA: [blank space] "

    Nothing is filled in. Will they say "Not Qualified?" I don't know. Thus, I can't tell whether my "blank" candidates have taken and failed, taken and the status has yet to be posted, or not taken.
     
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    CFA

    When would USNA indicate if you failed? Is there a level beyond qualified?

    Thanks,

    TrumpetTennis

    Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be.
    Horatio Nelson
     
  9. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Yes, they will tell you if you need to retake it to pass. I'm not aware of a level above qualified, but you can get extra points on your Whole Person Multiple if you do extremely well (however USNA defines that) on certain sections or the test as a whole. It's not a huge "bump."
     
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    Thanks for the clarification, '85. Good info.
     
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    I took the test at Summer Seminar Session 2. Would the failure (if occured) be known by now? If not when?

    Thanks!
     
  12. ski_addict29

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    how would one fail the CFA? by not completing it?
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    As noted, USNA doesn't publish minimums -- what it takes to pass. However, if a male submitted the following scores:

    1 pull-up
    25 crunches
    15 pushups
    12.2 sec shuttle
    8:30 mile

    I would be very worried -- personal opinion. Now, where the line is . . . BGOs don't know. I can only say that USNA has told us that someone could fail for doing terribly on a single event (other than BB throw) or doing poorly on a number of events.
     
  14. ski_addict29

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    oh ok. thanks for the info
     

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