Fitness Test

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  1. levih2013

    levih2013 USAFA Class of 2017

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    I have my application complete except for my letters of recommendation, essays, and fitness test. My letter and essays are in full swing, what is really holding me back is my fitness test. I am wondering if it is more beneficial to submit what I have now to get my application in and (hopefully) approved, or I can retake it in mid-November to submit better scores. Unfortunately, I do have to wait until November because I just broke my leg.

    I have already taken the fitness test, and my scores are:

    Basketball throw: 69 feet (USAFA avg. 69 ft.)
    Pull-ups: 11 (USAFA avg. 12)
    Shuttle run: 8.0 sec (USAFA avg. 8.9 sec)
    Sit-ups: 63 (USAFA avg. 81)
    Push ups: 62 (USAFA avg. 61)
    Mile: 6min 25sec (USAFA avg. 6min 36 sec)

    My WGPA is 4.07, UWGPA is 3.97
    Rank 5 of 280
    Best ACT's: Compos: 32....Sci: 36....Math: 35....Eng: 32....Read: 30....Write:
    AP's: US History (3), Eng. Lang (4), Eng Lit (current), Calc (current), Chem (current)
    My EC's and leadership are pretty good in my opinion, as well as civics and motivation.
    My interview with my liaison officer went very well, and I believe he really boosted my application.

    Both my USAFA Counselor and my ALO have told me/hinted that I have a good/great shot of gaining acceptance. (I say told me/hinted because both of them seemed as if they wanted to tell me flat out that I should get in, but they didn't because they didnt want to blow up my head or provide me with false hopes.)

    With all of that being said, which option, in your opinions, is more beneficial? Please help ASAP.
    Thank you so much!
     
  2. Pima

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    Whatever you do regarding submission, I hope you realize the broken leg is going to be an issue for your DoDMERB. Even if you took the exam already, you need to inform them you broke your leg.
     
  3. kfacademy

    kfacademy USMA Appointee 2017

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    I am no expert on this, but are you thinking to take again in November because that is when your cast comes off? If so you might want to consider that without having been able to run or exercise much your mile, shuttle, and possibly other scores will be affected and there is no superscoring on CFA. Just a thought. Good luck!
     
  4. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Submit it.

    If your leg heals "normally" you're not going to be a "peak performance" until the New Year.

    Your scores are fine; not the highest, but not the lowest. In the "Grand Scheme of Things USAFA/RR" they are "just fine."

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  5. USAF463

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    If possible, take the ACT as many times as you can.
     
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    levih2013 USAFA Class of 2017

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    Thank you! Mid-November is when I estimate to be running on my leg--not even back to fully conditioned.
     
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    levih2013 USAFA Class of 2017

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    Thank you! I actually got my letter from Dodmerb TODAY saying that I am medically qualified. And yes, on the back of the form it reads, "You must immediately notify the DoDMERB if there is any illness, injury, or change in medical or dental condition after you finish your medical examination."
     

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