CFA-SLS

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  1. jiu-jitsu girl

    jiu-jitsu girl USMA Appointee 2015

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    When we do the shuttle run at SLS for the CFA, do we do it outside on a track (asphalt), in the grass, or indoors on a wood floor? What is the running surface?
     
  2. Szpieg

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    i would guess a high friction surface like concrete/asphalt/basketball court...
     
  3. sturner11

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    Yeah, unless your wearing cleats, doing a shuttle run fast on grass is almost impossible.
     
  4. jiu-jitsu girl

    jiu-jitsu girl USMA Appointee 2015

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    That's what I was hoping cause I have been practicing in the grass...and constantly falling.....haha
     
  5. Chockstock

    Chockstock "Forever One Team"

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    We did it on black asphalt last year
     
  6. pep13

    pep13 New Member

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    I was there last year, an it was on the indoor track at gillis field house.
     
  7. Szpieg

    Szpieg Member

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    Alright I have a question...lets say i dont pass at SLS, I can retake it at school right?
     
  8. Tru3Flight91

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    yes, and you can take it as many times as you want as well.
     
  9. Dadandgrad

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    To clarify, you can take the CFA as many times as you want. But once you submit your scores, USMA has to request you to retake if you're going to submit another score.
     
  10. edhvoice

    edhvoice Founding Member

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    Last year (June 2009) it was run on an indoor track.
     
  11. Maui1

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    Dadandgrad,

    I don't quite know what you mean...."once you submit new scores, USMA can request you to retake it....could you just explain a little more. Guess I am confused because once you take it or keep retaking it as stated above, then your asked to retake it by USMA....that could go on and on..... Sorry, I think this one went over my head.
     
  12. Ken2012

    Ken2012 Prospective

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    I believe that if you fail an event USMA will ask that you take it again.
     
  13. Tru3Flight91

    Tru3Flight91 Member

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    You can take it as many times as you want to WITHOUT sending your scores in for official consideration. If you take it once and are not happy with your results don;t send those scores in and take it again until you are satisfied with your results.

    After you send your scores in they will be evaluated by the admissions staff and then and only then can the admissions department directly authorize you to take another CFA.

    As soon as you send your scores in those are the scores that stand until you are authorized to retake the CFA.

    -Tru3
     
  14. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    Can anyone brovide examples of competive, solid, stats/results? Just as a target/goal.
     
  15. Tru3Flight91

    Tru3Flight91 Member

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    Averages can be found in the CFA handbook available on the Candidate Portal. Admissions will not tell you what the maximums are. And it;s not hard to get past the minimums. You may be able to find a copy of the CFA Handbook in PDF form with a google search.
     
  16. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    I have the CFA booklet, https://candidate.usma.edu/downloads/CFA_Instructions.pdf
    but I wasn't sure that someone with those averages would be 'competive'...
    Input?
     
  17. Tru3Flight91

    Tru3Flight91 Member

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    People will be admitted with scores above and below those averages. Shoot for the average if not better. Like I said admissions will not tell you what the cut offs for the maximums are.
     
  18. Lee2015

    Lee2015 USMA & USNA Mom

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    Now I'm confused. :confused: So, if you take the CFA during SLS, are your scores considered "official" and hence, will have to wait for the admissions department to authorize you to take another CFA (assuming you are not happy with the results)?
     
  19. buff81

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    The maximums ARE published. It is the minimums that are not published. Don't go over the maximums! You don't get any extra credit for going over the maximums.
     
  20. Tru3Flight91

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    buff81,

    You are correct, that was my mistake, it's laid out in the CFA Handbook what the maximums are and what the averages are, they will not telll you what the minimums are.

    Lee2015,

    Sorry to confuse you, the CFA you take at SLS is likely the first one you will have taken. If you are satisfied with those scores you need not do anything else. In many situations the CFA is a Pass/Fail situation even though it will facotr into your Whole Candidate Score at some point. The CFA you take at SLS even though recorded and kept in your file will not hinder you from taking the CFA on your own if you are not satisfied with your scores from the one at SLS.

    So the CFA you take at SLS, although used for official purposes, cannot hinder you from going home to a coach or gym teacher and taking it with them and sending those scores in as your official scores. Only after you have sent those scores in as your official scores to Admissions will you have to wait for them to authorize you to take the CFA again, there is no guarentee that they will do so.
     

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