CFA

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by jghsrunner06, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. jghsrunner06

    jghsrunner06 2014 Cadet

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    I submitted my CFA around the end of August. If I retake it, could I resubmit my scores somehow to AFA even though it is checked completed on my online application?
    I'm just looking at trying to strengthen my file...
     
  2. nsiderbam

    nsiderbam USNA c/o '14

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    Once you submit your scores you can not resubmit them ;).
     
  3. Christcorp

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    Just like nsiderbam said; you can not re-take the CFA. Now, there is one caveat to this. If by chance the academy believes you are a kick-butt excellent applicant, but your CFA is not "Good enough"; then THEY can ask you to retake it. Then you can. But not on your own. That's why if you have a kick-butt application, awesome GPA, class rank, Super SAT/ACT, leadership, bla bla bla..... and an "Average" CFA; it's better to submit the average CFA and get your application completed early so you can gain the advantage of early rounds of your file meeting the board. The only time holding off on your CFA has any advantage whatsoever; and that's very little at that; is if you have an "Average" or "Lower" end set of scores, gpa, etc... as mentioned on the academy website. Then, you might make up a couple of points if you're uber athletic and can gain more on the CFA. But if you were that athletic, you probably aren't having a problem with the CFA. The CFA isn't that significant in your overall score. It's one of those: "Yea, you can do situps, run, pullups, etc... or you can't". A few extra pullups or 5 feet further on the basketball throw isn't going to make up for a 1500 SAT, 25 ACT, 3.2 gpa, etc... Even if you aced the CFA, it wouldn't make up for those kinds of score. Being able to do the events on the CFA is important. The difference between a couple more of this or that isn't important. Best of luck. Mike....
     
  4. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    I've got to get used to the new SAT scoring! I first read your post and was like "What's wrong with a 1500 SAT!?" Back in the day that was a really good score! :wink:
     
  5. Christcorp

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    Yea; 2400 is the max with all 3 sections. Where a lot of people still get confused about is that the academies look at the individual scores. It's quite possible to have a composite 30-31 ACT and be proud of yourself and think you will get an appointment. Except when I see that you had a 24 in math and 34-35 in the other sections.
     

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