ECA Calculation

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  1. JHORNET44

    JHORNET44 Member

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    If Board Qualified just means academically qualified, and the other Qs are medically (DoDMERB) and physically (CFA), where do extracurricular activities (ECAs) fall in?

    Which "Q" are they under? And how are they objectively measured to add "points" to the whole candidate score?


    Thanks for any insight.




    J.
     
  2. JettAirliner

    JettAirliner USNA Appointee 2016

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    Measured scholastically. Probably judged on leadership positions, amount of time spent in the activity, so on, so forth.
     
  3. Dolphins2012

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    ECA's fall under one's scholastic Q. This basically includes everything that normally falls under your typical college application, e.g. personal information, test scores, essays, transcripts, recommendations, interview and ECAs. The CFA is one fitness test (which may be retaken before the deadline as many times as one desires - your last being your official CFA score) wherein you can meet a minimum standard and pass, or exceed minimum requirements toward you Whole Person score (the quantitative competitive value of your candidacy including all three Qs). The DoDMERB exam, which is its own process of medically qualifying all officer candidates resulting ultimately in a Q or Unqualified status. I don't believe one's qualified status contributes to one's WP score (i.e., you're Q'd or not), but I dont have that on authority.
    The WP formula is probably confidential, as the methods of scoring applicants in most colleges are. I have read here that the math test score (USNA only taking into account one's math and English scores from the ACT or SAT) has the single highest WP point value in one's application. Of course, how weighty that is is relative to how points are spread among the other scolastic categories. If true, it also leads me to believe that ones grades are not quantified as simply as your GPA and class rank.
     
  4. Whistle Pig

    Whistle Pig Banned

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    In a word, ECAs fall under your Board Qualification. As do your standardized test scores, your ethnic/racial prioritization, and any non-med or non-PT items.
     
  5. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    It's anything that isn't medical related OR part of the CFA. In addition to the above by WP, "PT" related activities (sports in H.S/college, outside sports organizations) do get looked at in your Scholastic Qualification.

    Your CFA (99% sure) does not get computated in the Whole Person multiple. Points (RABS) are normally added to superior CFA performances.
     
  6. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    To add to what Jadler03 said, the admissions board looks at your CFA scores. Thus, you can be "qualified" physically in that you passed your CFA and yet get dinged if your scores aren't very good, especially in certain areas (run, pushups, crunches). Conversely, doing well can help you.
     

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