Late Application/CFA

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  1. eastern17

    eastern17 New Member

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    I am applying to USNA for the class of 2021, about to start my senior year of high school. My plan was to finish all my applications before school started, but now it doesn't look like that will happen for a while. My academics are strong, test scores good (could be better), went to Girls' State, had a productive summer, etc. However, my physical fitness scores are mediocre, still lower than average. I don't want to take the CFA with low scores, but I want to get my application in on time to remain competitive (I live in Northern Virginia). Should I take the CFA as soon as possible, with average scores, or wait until I am closer to the max scores?
     
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  2. Cerberi

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    Does USNA allow for multiple attempts at the CFA? If they do, I would take it now and register a passing score and work on improving it. This way if something negative happens that doesn't allow you to take it later, you will have passed. Spend 2 weeks with P90X and you will improve everything but the basketball throw. (many other similar workout programs)
     
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  3. Alaskan

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    In my opinion the CFA is probably the least important thing on your application. As long as you meet the minimum qualifications. Getting your application finished is paramount. If you're average on the CFA that's actually pretty good and you're not likely to improve the score that much to make a difference.
     
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  4. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Agree with what's been said. The only caveat I would add is that the CFA becomes important if you do not play a sport, as this might be the only indicator of physical activity. For most, the CFA does not help or harm an applicant, if they pass. Barely passing can be a problem and doing extremely well can have a positive impact.

    Yes, USNA does allow re-attempts. Only the most recent scores count, though.
     
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  5. Brawny77

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    My DS was beat up by nagging football bumps and bruises all through Aug. and Sept. of his Senior year. He had everything else complete but didn't do his CFS until early Oct. if memory serves me.
     

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