CFA Retake?

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  1. Travis

    Travis Member

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    I attended SLS this year and I passed my CFA. I know I can do much better, so is it beneficial to retake it and try to get a better score?
     
  2. dlee96

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    Depends, what did you get the first time you took it?
     
  3. another13mom

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    Since dlee hasn't yet been hired by the admissions department at WP, I can tell you that a 2017 applicant who attended SLS and passed the CFA was instructed that the CFA could be taken again and submitted by the gym teacher to the admissions office - if the score is higher on the retake, the scores would be used in place of the SLS scores.
     
  4. buff81

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    Consider the SLS CFA a freebie.
    If you passed -
    It can count as your official CFA, if you want it to.
    If you don't want it to, you can retake.

    If you didn't pass at SLS - it doesn't hurt you.
    Take it again for the 'official' test when you are better prepared.
     
  5. MemberLG

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    Just wonder who at SLS stated this?

    CFA score reporting is internet based. If an applicant already passed the CFA at SLS, the applicant portal CFA section will be green and the applicant cannot input an email address of the grader who will receive a link to input the test score. From what I have experience this year, this hasn't changed. So the only way to retake CFA, is to contact the RC to reset the CFA portal or the RC to accept a paper copy.
     
  6. another13mom

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    "So the only way to retake CFA, is to contact the RC to reset the CFA portal or the RC to accept a paper copy."

    ^ Exactly, the RC suggested retaking and submitting a signed paper copy sent by PE teacher at school - if the score was better, it would be substituted; if it was worse than the SLS recorded scores, it would not be substituted.
     
  7. Travis

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    Thanks for the info guys.
     
  8. jrangitsch

    jrangitsch J Rangitsch, USMA'83

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    Generally speaking the CFA is a Go / NoGo kind of test. Once passed, doing better is great, but not required - at least based on my past experiences.
     

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