CFAs

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  1. usnahopeful2014

    usnahopeful2014 Member

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    I want to get my CFA in early, but with such a busy fall schedule I havn't had time to train as much as I wanted to up my scores. Can/should I submit my CFA early and train during the winter, do the test again, and resubmit my scores or should I wait on submitting it until after training?
     
  2. Mindy G

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    Test, submit, train, test, submit, train, test, submit train. They want to see growth and perserverence. However once you get where you want stop and move on. Best of Luck the basketball throw was my DS nemisies
     
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    ?

    I thought you could only submit the CFA results once, and only retest at the request of the academy???
     
  4. mmb5

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    I see in the FAQs sticky that one can retake and submit, but would appreciate confirmation from one of the BGOs here. [I also think it may be different for USMA, which other Forum members have said doesn't encourage you to retake once you pass.].
     
  5. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    You can retake and resubmit the CFA until March 1. However, I believe you need to notify USNA that you intend to resubmit so that they can "reset" whatever it takes to allow you to do so.

    In terms of whether to take when you're out of shape . . . the test is pass/fail. However, poor scores that still pass can hurt you. Conversely, high scores can help. I've seen/heard no evidence that you get bonus points for "perseverance" in taking multiple times other than the points you get for the higher score. IOW, if you take once and later submit one set of higher scores, it's the same as submitting 5 sets of intermediary scores.

    Note that, unlike the SAT/ACT, USNA will consider only your latest CFA scores, not your highest scores in each event from each test. Thus, if you improve in some areas but go down in others, the new scores may or may not help you.

    In my sticky above, I've posted average scores for males and females. Do a practice test under test conditions. If you're near or above average, go ahead and submit. If you're well below, especially in the three USNA focus areas (see the sticky), I'd wait until you can submit a better score.
     
  6. usnahopeful2014

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    Thanks for all the info everyone. The consistent thing I hear about this stuff is GET IT IN EARLY so I guess I just want to know is it ok to wait until winter to submit a score or should I do one now and maybe one in spring?
     
  7. jennyp

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    Son (class of 13) submitted CFA at NASS. Was informed he was "qualified." Wanted to retest, so did so, provided USNA with coaches email so they could send him a form to fill out and resubmitted around Christmas. Rec'd appt late January.

    I wouldn't wait too late. Or they will be reveiwing slates of nominees and their applications.........which starts in January when MOC's get slates submitted. You don't want to be standing on shore when the ship sails.

    However, better late than never. They are handing out appts pretty regularly until mid-late March. Sporadically thereafter. So, you will still be considered. But you run the risk that your MOC's got their stuff in, the nominees on their slate have their apps completed and you will be compared to those other nominees at that time. Whether you think you have your "final" results in or not.

    I'd shoot for Dec 31 at the latest.:thumb:
     
  8. usnahopeful2014

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    Thank you, i can definetely make that with a decent score!:shake:
     

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