PPFT scores

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  1. zl677

    zl677 Member

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    I'm a High School Senior applying for a ROTC scholarship. The PMS at my first-choice school said he would be recommending me for a scholarship, but that if I didn't do well on the PPFT it may effect my chances of a scholarship. I just completed the PPFT and did 39 pushups, 40 situps, and ran a 6:40 mile. Are these scores solid and how will they affect my chances of a scholarship. I also scored a 2240 on my SAT's and have a 3.99 GPA. Please be brutally honest with me.
     
  2. EDelahanty

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    The fitness scores are all very good. I'm assuming the test was administered by a coach or athletic director at your high school.

    The scores, SATs and GPA (on a scale of 4.0?) are also very good. However, you are no doubt aware that there are a number of other factors which will be considered in your scholarship application, including athletic accomplishments and leadership, as well as how you present yourself in your interview (though it looks like this has already been done).

    Also, when you do get to campus, the APFT is likely to be administered by MS3s or MS4s who may grade your pushups and situps more stringently.

    Good luck to you.
     
  3. zl677

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    I believe I received a 180 on the interview. I maybe be able to get those extra 20 points though. Is the difference between a 180 and a 200 very large/have a large impact on whether or not I receive a scholarship?
     
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    EDelahanty Member

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    Within the last week Clarksonarmy posted relevant comments on interview scores.
     
  5. Jcleppe

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    I believe it was Marist that had the best post...could be wrong...anyway.

    180 is not bad, as long as it is not below 180. That being said it is not as high as it might need to be. Marist...or Clarkson relayed in their post that they did not see any applicant receive a scholarship with a score below 180 and only had one that received a scholarship with a 180, the rest had the max 200.

    180 does not mean you are out of the running so don't stress too much, as long as the rest of your application is strong. You did not mention any athletics, that will count just as heavy in the review as well as leadership positions.

    You mentioned something about the possibility of getting those extra 20 points. Not sure how you would do that unless you had a second interview and had the first one thrown out. If the interview was competed along with your application before the first board deadline then there won't be any way to increase the interview score. Let us know how you would be able to increase the score, as Clarkson said, this year is unlike last year and the one before so it's impossible to compare between years.

    Good luck.
     
  6. zl677

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    The PMS told me I lost points on the interview because I was not specifically elected to a leadership position. He also said that if that changed he could change the interview score. I was just elected to a leadership position at a club in school so I may be able to bump up the interview score.
     
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    Good Job...That should help
     
  8. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Wasn't me that commented about interview scores, especially since I don't believe 180 is the cut line. If your file is complete, and you are going before the first board good luck on getting the PMS to change his score and get that changed in your file. You need to contact the PMS and ask him if he can do that for you. I would also tell you that PMS's probably mark the "recommend for scholarship" block for most of their interviewees, so don't go out and buy a Porsche with your college funds, you may still need them.
     

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