We dropped my younger son off at school last week at the same school his MSIV older brother attends. Younger son is on a 4 year scholarship. They had an orientation the first day and they gave the APFT for the 3 scholarship freshmen and the other cadets that were contracting this year. Only one of the freshman scholarship cadets passed the test. They had a battalion APFT again on Wed. another chance for the 2 to pass. Out of 14 freshman cadets only 3 passed the test. This was the worse scores in a long time for the battalion. Neither of the other 2 scholarship cadets passed the second time, they had to sit in watch as the others went through the contracting ceremony. A word of advice for this years applicants, take the PFT and use it on your application but don't count on those scores for the official APFT. 60 PU in front of a PE teacher is not the same as the APFT. Make sure you look at the regulations for PU and SU, they are very strict and they won't count any that are not done correctly. If you can, visit a local AROTC and have them give you a APFT to see how you are doing so your not shocked when you arrive at school. You only need to get 60 points in each category to pass, but trust me a 180 will not be looked at in high regard. Your PT scores will be looked at when giving out summer schools such as Air Assault and Airborne. I should add that my son passed the test with a 280. 90pts PU, 90pts SU and 100pts Run, 11:35 2mile. He didn't kill himself over the summer working out, he just kept to a schedule and didn't slack off. The APFT is your first chance to make an impression on the Cadre, fail the test and you will make the wrong impression. There is no excuse for failing the test, especially if you are on scholarship. Remember your tuition isn't paid, you receive no book money and no stipend until you pass the test. If you do not pass by the end of the first semester it is possible that you could be removed from the program. Good things come from a good PT score, son was placed on the Varsity (A Team) Ranger Challenge Team as the only freshman. Good luck to all this years applicants.