NROTC Fitness

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    Earlier today, I talked with my NROTC recruiter concerning physical fitness for NROTC. I told him I was concerned that I was not necessarily in the best shape but he assured me that when I take the Applicant Fitness Assessment in my application that it is not pass/fail and that there are no minimum standards; all it was is to see if I am in good enough shape to survive PT sessions when I enter the program coming into college. What's your guys' take on this? Is this how it works or are there actually minimum standards and a pass/fail system for the AFA? Any thoughts on this will be greatly appreciated.
     
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    futremil54: I can't speak definitively on what the NROTC standards are but you can bet that all things being equal, the higher the score the better. Don't focus on meeting minimums... focus on hitting the maximums. You are early in the application process. It is better to hold off on the Fitness Assessment until you can do the very best you can.
     
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    Are you going into NROTC this fall? Or are you just considering applying for a scholarship at this point. There are certainly some minimums but I expect they are fairly low and they certainly aren't published. However, all things being equal, you would award a scholarship to the person who is in better shape, right? If you are Marine Option then physical fitness is much more important.

    Do not worry about where you're currently at physically, but do keep working to improve your fitness. That's all you can do anyway.

    EDIT: And what USMCGrunt said!
     
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    Yes, there is a passing standard for each event on the AFA, but they aren't made public. If you look at the GOOD standard for the Navy PRT for males and females ages 17-19, you should get a decent idea of about what they are....just extrapolate the 1.5 mile run into a 1 mile run time. The AFA certainly doesn't carry an enormous amount of weight at the board, but outright failing it wouldn't be a good strategy.
     
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    My son is not a runner but he ran 1.5 miles close to daily to get prepped to take it for his new Nrotc application and he took off 1:30 from last year. There will always be people faster but keep practicing you may surprise yourself - good luck!!
     
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