Just took my AROTC Schplarship Physical...

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  1. cooper1234

    cooper1234 Member

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    Are these scores passing?

    1 Min Pushups- 71
    1 Min Curl Ups- 62
    1 Mile Run- 7:30

    PS, I'll be the first one to tell you that I didn't have the best form for the final 30 pushups and normally push about 40-45, but I guess since her hand was higher than 90 degrees, I kind of just pumped out.

    But are these passing?
     
  2. The OC Josh

    The OC Josh Member

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    There isn't an actual "passing" number for the Presidential Fitness Test that you take to try and get a scholarship. The actual passing numbers come into play when you are trying to validate that scholarship at school with the Army Physical Fitness Test(APFT)
     
  3. cooper1234

    cooper1234 Member

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    ohh, I thought you needed numbers that were equivalent to the numbers needed to pass the test
     
  4. educateme

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    My son decided to take the APFT, rather than Presidential Physical Fitness Test.

    He scored 250 (100 for pushups, 80 for situps, and 70 for running).

    I believe he passed (the min passing: score 60 in each).

    The results were submitted as part of the Army ROTC scholarship application requirements.

    Now, the question is, will he still have to pass another one in the fall of 2011 if he is fortunate enough to get the scholarship to somewhere?
     
  5. k2rider

    k2rider Member

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    YEP!!
     
  6. The OC Josh

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    That would probably help alot, but you won't get automatically DQed if you get less than that.
     
  7. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Last year I was recommending to take the APFT, since that is what will be required to validate the scholarship. I am recommending to my applicants this year that they just take the PFT for now. If APFT scores are submitted, and it's not apparent that it is an APFT score, that run time will look pretty suspect. Since Cadet Command is asking for a PFT might as well prove you can follow directions right from the start :)
     
  8. olddave

    olddave New Member

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    question

    For the scholarship application do you get to choose between taking the Presidential Fitness Test or the Army Physical Fitness Test?
     
  9. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Cadet Command tells you to take the PFT. They will board your file if you have a PFT or APFT score on file. It's not always apparent what test you took, hence my advice about taking the PFT. Some schools may offer/ask that you take the APFT. IMHO I would decline and have a coach/gym teacher give you the PFT and send it in.
     
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  10. goaliedad

    goaliedad Parent

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    clarksonarmy gives good advice here.

    Look at it this way, if a candidate has the level of fitness to score very well on the APFT, s/he would do very well on the PFT. The folks evaluating the scores can extrapolate from the PFT to the APFT very well.
     

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