CFA score over 650?

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  1. frenzymando

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    I saw this chart somewhere on the forum:

    ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES SCORE (AT): A score reflecting a candidate's athletic
    participation awarded in accordance with the following guidelines:
    800: An outstanding athlete (All-American, First team All-Area selection in
    baseball/softball, basketball or football) and either Athletic rating of 1 or 2 in the sport in
    which honors are received or CFA score > 650.


    And I was wondering what is needed for a CFA score of 651 and if it is a feasible thing for me to achieve. I'm sure it's extremely difficult to get a 651 or they wouldn't make it worth as much as being an All-American!

    Here are some of my stats/estimates of what I can do:

    I tried the basketball throw for the first time today I was able to consistently get around 60 feet, my best throw was a 63. I'm pretty sure I will max out in both push ups(I did 62 in 1 minute one time), and sit ups(never tried doing 95 but I think I can do 95). I can run a mile in 6:20, and I ran an 8.1 shuttle last December(might have gotten a tenth or two faster since then). For pull ups, I honestly don't know how many I can do, but I do sets of 5 all the time and I'm pretty sure I can do at least 10.

    Does anyone know if these scores are anywhere close to a 651? Thanks!
     
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    I don't think they publish the scores but I'm guessing that a 700 is perfect and 650 is just very good and near perfect. My advice is worry about doing the best in every area and not just focus on one thing. Good luck! Hope to see you at WP one day!


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    There are 6 events, any of which if you train is not difficult to get a good score on, but very few have the stamina and diversity to do well at all six when you follow the testing schedule dictated by the instructions.

    The next question is why would you want to devote a significant portion of your preparation time to improving the CFA (10%) of the application versus academics (60%) or leadership (30%).
     
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    ONe reason to work on improving one's CFA score is because if you don't pass, then it doesn't matter how well one has done on academics and leadership - you simply aren't considered qualified. So, you must make sure that you at least pass the CFA.
    Also, you are encouraged to take it more than once in order to show improvement. If you show improvement, this shows WP that you are working hard to improve in this area and this shows dedication to the goal of being admitted to WP. WP likes anything that shows dedication and hard work.
     
  7. frenzymando

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    You make a fair point, but if I am fairly close to getting a 651 or above then I believe it would be worth while to train a bit and get there. Getting the 651 would also impact my leadership score, giving me an extra 200 points in my ATH score. But if I am very far from getting a 651, I don't plan on spending 20 hours a week to try and get there.
     
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    Aussming your are an outstanding athlete as way I read it is "an outstanding athlete . . . AND either Athletic raing of 1 or 2. .. . or CFA score. So scoring above 650 on CFA alone will give get you to 800 points on your AT score, assuming the information below is accuarte.

    ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES SCORE (AT): A score reflecting a candidate's athletic
    participation awarded in accordance with the following guidelines:
    800: An outstanding athlete (All-American, First team All-Area selection in
    baseball/softball, basketball or football) and either Athletic rating of 1 or 2 in the sport in
    which honors are received or CFA score > 650.
     
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    First, you assume what you found on this forum is the truth, that there is someway to know how to score certain ways on the application.

    Second, you would have to meet both criteria - are you a first-team all area in one of the mentioned sports as a junior? I recall you having a few varsity letters in football, but don't recall anything about honors. In truth, it is more likely that you would be recruited if that was the case, which nullifies the reason to score above 650.
     
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    You're right, I read it incorrectly! Thank you for the insight, it did seem quite strange to me that they would give so many points just for doing well on the CFA!
     
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    In my opinion, it is highly unlikely that someone made such a detailed chart just for the purpose of messing with people. That's what I think, it might not be right, but it's what I think.

    I don't meet both criteria, I misinterpreted what it was saying. Thanks for your posts! Probably saved me a lot of time I would have spent trying to get a 651 on the CFA!
     
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