PFE Competitiveness

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  1. JohnPaulJones

    JohnPaulJones Member

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    Here are my USCGA PFE scores:

    36 push-ups
    89 sit-ups
    10:08 1.5 mile run

    I know this is a frequently posted thread, but approximately how competitive are these scores?

    Thanks

    JPJ
     
  2. CessnaMan

    CessnaMan Member

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    I am far from an expert...

    What I heard when we picked up and dropped off at AIM this summer was low to mid-200's from what I remember.

    Howard
     
  3. grevar

    grevar CGA Admissions Partner

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    i think 165 is actually passing, but anything over 200 was solid.

    Not totally sure though.
     
  4. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    Not exactly. Each class has a class standard that dictates the minimum that each member in a class must reach with respect to score:

    4/c: 165
    3/c: 175
    2/c: 185 (I think...I've never really had to worry about it)
    1/c: 200

    However, to fully pass you must obtain a score of 200 with 300 being the max amount of points you can earn. Your class standard comes in when talking about what level of remediation you are going to be on. If you fall below 200 but above 165 if you're a fourth class, you're on Level I remediation. If you fall below the 165, you are placed on Level II Remediation. Level I usually just involves a probationary period where you workout on your own, with a friend, or a coach. Most people who get put on Level I just weren't prepared in one area, had a coach who is a harder grader, or was just having an off day. Level II usually involves mandatory workouts with Coaches or the members of the Remediation division in Alfa Company either in the morning or during lunch.

    In order to get off Remediation, you must pass the PFE twice. So to get off of Level II, you would have to get above your class standard (165 in this case) twice to move to Level I and then get a 200 or above twice in order to get off of remediation. Bottom Line: It's not worth failing. The PFE is no more difficult than any workout and only takes approximately 15-20 minutes.

    To the OP, looking at the scoring chart your results, would get you a 221. Its an average score but definitely not bad. BTW, I know this was long winded but I wanted to really explain the process. If you have any other questions, let me know.
     
  5. grevar

    grevar CGA Admissions Partner

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    Great information! Thank you for sharing.
     
  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    In addition to what has already been said, it's also helpful to focus on things that might trip you up.

    I know the PFE has changed since I was a cadet, but the thing that I always lost points on was the standing long (or was is broad... I forget) jump. My legs were strong, I was a sprinter, and I played hockey and soccer.... but something about the jump just tripped me up. It was the technique. And because I never got that down, I had to be better at other things. Your classmates and coaches can help you figure out how to better your scores. Whether it's how to pace yourself on the 1.5 mile run or turns for the shuttle run (do they still have the shuttle run?)... some of doing well on the PFE is understanding how to take the PFE.

    I absolutely hated the pressure of the PFE and doing ANYTHING on 5th Deck Roland... an area that seemed to suck all of the saliva from my mouth on simple runs or workouts.
     

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