CFA as a factor

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  1. USNA-2017

    USNA-2017 Member

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    Hello,

    I am a college student reapplying for admission to the United States Naval Academy. Now, I attend a private military college and am in relatively good shape. However, I recently took the CFA and had an awful day. I didn't near as well as I normally do on these sorts of tests. So it makes me wonder, how important is the CFA in the admissions process? I would hate to think that almost 5 years of work would go to waste due to a bad day.

    Thanks
     
  2. futuremid2018

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    Hey,

    I am also a reapplicant applying from a military college. I took my CFA and maxed all of the events and was told my score was very "strong" and that it would help my file. An average score won't hurt you, but it won't help you if you know what I mean... Request a retake. Carb up the day before and get rest and then demolish that CFA!
     
  3. ca2midwestmom

    ca2midwestmom Member

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    It's very important. You have to pass the CFA (all parts) to be qualified physically. Passing means getting above the minimum, whatever that is. The average and max scores are posted for the CFA. Aim for the max, but get at least the average and you won't have to worry if you passed or not.

    Did you submit your recent scores? If not, you don't have much time left to get the CFA done and submitted.

    And I believe it counts for 10% of your WCS.
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    USNA looks most closely at crunches (sit-ups), push-ups and the mile run. They realize that your mile time may not be your best b/c you're tired out.

    In terms of how much it counts . . . if you are/were a varsity athlete and/or can demonstrate you participate in a sport that requires high levels of physical fitness, the CFA is somewhat less important. Conversely, if you don't have much in the way of sports, the CFA becomes more important.

    Also, being honest, if you are a terrific candidate (academics, sports, ECAs), your CFA becomes less important (although you need to pass).

    There are still a few days to retake the CFA this cycle if you think you can improve. For those on the edge, every little bit counts.
     
  5. Memphis9489

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    One of my sons did only two pull-ups on the CFA and got an LOA. That should tell you how important that is. However, he was a 4-yr varsity athlete (baseball pitcher) and he attended USNA's Baseball Camp the summer before his junior year.
     
  6. jct95

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but is the deadline the 31st or is it March 1st?
     
  7. navymomwannabe

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    For USNA, the deadline for completing the application (including CFA) is Jan. 31st.
     

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