CFA

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  1. futuremid

    futuremid Member

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    I know for the SAT, no matter how many times you take it, they'll take the best of each section. But for the CFA, will they take the best of each event ? or the best overall test ?
     
  2. ctuma2

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    No. For the CFA, they do not "superscore" as they do for the SAT. They take the highest overall CFA score and count that.
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Actually, they count your most recent CFA score, not necessarily your highest.
     
  4. DWatson94

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    I thought you could only submit one CFA.
     
  5. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    You can retake the CFA as many times as you like. However, only the most recent "counts."

    As I understand it (someone correct me if I'm wrong), you notify your RD that you want to submit new scores. They essentially "reset" the system, allowing the new scores to be entered.
     
  6. navy2016

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    Could you retest first before contacting your RD? Then, contact your RD once satisfied with your results?
     
  7. JettAirliner

    JettAirliner USNA Appointee 2016

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    I believe that the person who conducts your CFA is required to submit the scores. There is no official penalty for retaking the CFA, although it may be best not to re-take it just because you think you can get one more pull-up. Just give it your all, if you're unhappy, take it again in a month.
     
  8. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    You "can" do lots of things in life. Whether you should is another matter entirely. As stated above, the facilitator is "required" to submit the results and, assuming the person is not dishonest, he or she will do it.

    Also agree with the above poster that it makes no sense to resubmit simply to improve by 1 pushup. You should only resubmit if:

    (1) There were conditions during the test (e.g., excessive weather conditions, illness, etc.) that likely significantly affected your score

    (2) You did quite poorly in a particular event or overall

    (3) You did "okay" and now have improved your fitness so that you can make a substantial improvement in your scores. IMO (and it's only that), "substantial" = an additional 4-5 pullups, 20 crunches, 10 pushups, OR (not AND) 30+ seconds less on the run. Anything less (unless you've failed) -- probably won't make any real difference in your application.

    And, no, you do NOT get "perseverance points" for retaking it multiple times. USNA at least only cares about your scores, not how long -- or short :smile: -- it took you to get them.

    Most people take the CFA only once.
     
  9. Whistle Pig

    Whistle Pig Banned

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    1985 makes great points. And perhaps her most important is the "can" vs. "should." The world has been telling you "can ...can...can", i.e. do whatever you can get away with.

    A BIG part of the essence of your being and your character transformation will be the degree to which you really buy into moving to "should ... should ... should." The latter is a critical essential to the USNA (and other SAs) recipe for developing genuine leaders. Even there, "should" can be faked. Sadly, the purveyors can also be fakes. Work at being the real deal. For the Navy and for yourself.

    Start now being truthful and honest in little things. And someday in big things. A great habit. And a great comfort to those who need not wonder if you are trustworthy.
     

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