Question about CFA scoring

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  1. TsDad

    TsDad New Member

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    My son is a nervous wreck about his CFA score. He maxed his sit ups, push ups, pull ups, and shuttle run. He threw 72 feet on the basketball toss. The problem he had was he was feeling a little queasy that morning and thought it was just nerves. He ended up getting sick during his mile run and really ill the rest of the weekend. As a result his mile time wasn't great. It was 7:52. Is there any way of knowing if he passed or failed?
     
  2. 250scp

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    If he didn't get an automated email asking him to retake the CFA, he passed.
     
  3. USAFretired1996

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    I don’t believe that is correct. Flieger or CC can correct me but I thought only candidates that AFA was interested in were asked to retake the CFA if they didn’t do well.
     
  4. Juvat

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    Based on my own DDs CFA scores, I'd say he is just fine (she received an appointment in October)...please remember though this is only one piece of the whole candidate score. Good luck to your DS. Merry Christmas.
     
  5. Christcorp

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    1996 is correct. The only time you'll be contacted to "Retake" the CFA by the academy, is usually if the rest of your application is what the academy is looking for, and they want you, and the CFA is the only area that you messed up. Then, they "may" ask you to retake it.

    As for not hearing anything, you usually won't. Whether you passed or failed, you usually don't hear either way. Again, unless they want you to retake it. You don't automatically get to retake it if you fail.

    Like everything else, the academy looks at everything. If you truly kicked butt on ALL of the CFA except the run, they may determine that you simply had a bad day. Especially if your application shows lot of high school athletics. The Pass - Fail of the CFA is a bit "Ambiguous". There's a lot of "Depends" built into it; and only the academy will decide if you passed or failed. I wouldn't worry about it. If the run is the ONLY thing in your entire application that was sub-par and the academy wants you, they'll either let it go the way it is or they'll ask you to redo it. Either way, don't worry about it.
     
  6. TsDad

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    He only played 2 years of high school baseball. He decided to drop sports to focus more on his other extracurriculars like Student Council. He's a fitness nut though. He has a 4.0, 31 ACT, 1/393 in his class, class president, and holds executive level positions in his HS StuCo and at the State of Illinois Board of StuCos. He recieved he nom from Sen Durbin last week. I'd be devastated if one bad mile time was the thing to keep him out. I've never seen the kid more desirous or determined about anything in his life to date. It is what it is, I guess. It's out of our hands now.
     
  7. Pima

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    At this point hope for the best, but make sure plan B,Cand D are in place.

    You do not know what their competition has on their records for the WCS and only one can be charged to Durbin per slate. The others on the slate will be sent to the NWL, if competitive.

    Good luck.

    PS have plan B, C and D in place because this forum is littered with medical turnbacks. One posters child blew out their knee getting off the bus. Another broke a bone in May. They paid the deposit for college and accepted the ROTC scholarship. They went off to plan B instead of having to go to a CC come August.
     
  8. TsDad

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    We do. He has a full scholarship offer to Mo State, and accepted to Co State with a presidential scholarship. We hear from Butler in Indy this week. After his visit to the Academy this past weekend I don't think any of those are going to be quiet the same for him.
     
  9. baileydb

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    This forum amazes me! I keep reading about people with all of these extra curriculars, honors and AP classes, and who still somehow have time to apply to all of these schools and get scholarships! The people here never cease to impress me.
     
  10. Christcorp

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    You'll find that many who have all these things going know how to budget their time. One of the common things I've seen is how many get lined up in the summer when they have a lot more time. I know plenty who have their academy application completed by august before school starts. Most have also applied early admissions to other schools by September. My son andany others follow our suggestions of having everything completed within a couple weeks of school starting so they can enjoy their senior year. If you start planning during the spring of your junior year, you can have everything done by august or September and enjoy life. If you're not organized, you'll be doing applications, act and sat tests and so many more things until Christmas or January.
     
  11. baileydb

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    Christcorp,
    I am exactly what you described in the second scenario! Got it mostly together, I know what I need to do, but it will be a busy winter break! I had NO idea this is how it would all pan out. You sound like an awesome parent by supporting your kids and giving them advice. My parents are supportive of my goals, but I've been on my own to figure out everything. They have no idea all that I've been doing to make this work. Not that I am bashing them, I love them and they have been amazing in helping me where they can by driving me to interviews and such, but figuring all of this out alone has been tough.
     
  12. Pima

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    +1 Mike

    I think our DS was done with everything, including nominations and college apps by Sept 15th.

    I remember having to pick up his school transcript at the HS over the summer and had to be there by noon M-T because the school closed by that time. I also remember his DoDMERB was done in July. The MoCs were due in September. He just felt while he was on the roll and stuck at the computer might as well finish up his college apps.

    My DD and DS2 that did not do this path waited until September to get on the ball because in their mind it wasn't due until Nov. for traditional college applications. Too many kids think an SA is like a traditional college.
     

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