PFT Score for Marine Option NROTC

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  1. thefewtheproud

    thefewtheproud Member

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    Hi guys/gals,
    Can anyone tell me what a decent male's 1st class score would be for the PFT in order to be competitive? When I submitted my Marine Option package in October I had a 236. I just received notice that I did not get selected by the early board and I feel that my PFT was what held me back. I will be retaking it before January 15th and I expect to get somewhere near a 259 this time. Does that sound good enough to be competitive for the second board?
     
  2. asenopoulos

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    That sounds like a great score to me. The captain said to me that they did weigh the scores alot, especially if you dont play a sport.

    I got it with a 248 I believe. Try to augment your application in all possible ways if you can.

    Good luck! PM me for any advanced questions.
     
  3. thefewtheproud

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    Okay, thanks for the reply. I will give the re-take for the pft 110% effort and hope for the best. Besides that I felt pretty good about my application because I am also applying to USNA with those same stats and I received a nomination from my senator. Honestly I can't wait until this whole painful waiting game is over!
     
  4. Pima

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    The thing to remember is that score is a very small component of the WCS. As asenopolous stated lack of athletics could hurt you more than the PFT score.

    It is called WCS for a reason. Par is 60% of the score. I would always suggest to max this portion, because it is one area you have complete control over.

    I would suggest since you are applying to the USNA to talk to your BGO and see if there are other weaknesses in your application that you are missing.

    I state this because you have up to the end of Feb to add to your USNA packet. Thus, if you took another SAT/ACT input the new scores. If you just got a new EC input it.

    The ROTC system and the SA system are not the same when it comes to selection. ROTC takes a more nationalistic approach, whereas the SA's take a more demographic approach. Both will use the WCS system.

    LY it was interesting to see ROTC candidates not getting a scholarship, but getting an appointment to the SA. The reason why is because they had the highest WCS on their nom slate, but not high enough to win from the ROTC perspective.
     

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