Question about PT test for AROTC scholarship!

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  1. nathan frabott

    nathan frabott New Member

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    So, I weight 200 pounds, im 5 foot 9 inches, i remember hearing somewhere that if you don't meet the weight requirements that you cant be selected or something like that? Another question, what type of PT test do i take for AROTC scholarship? I have taken many PT test, and i can blow any pt test out of the water, so even if im over the weight limit, if i blow it out of the water without a problem will there be any problem? Thanks for any help that can be provided!:thumb: and also, i know they can do a body fat percentage(im not sure how much i would need) but say i didn't pass it but i still blew the test out of the water, what would happen?
     
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  2. Jcleppe

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    Right now your about 25 lbs over the weight limit for your height. If your over the weight limit they can do a tape test. you can't be over 20% body fat.

    The PFT for the scholarship is 1 min. push ups, 1 min. sit ups, and a 1 mile run.

    During the scholarship application process you will be required to have a school nurse or other health provider measure your height and weight, you should also request a tape test, if you do not pass either of these you will not be qualified for the scholarship application.

    Your bigger concern should be the Official Army APFT, that requires 2 min. push ups, 2 min. sit ups, and a 2 mile run. I guarantee that the standards are nothing like any PT Test you have taken, they are very strict with the regulations.

    Google the Army APFT Standards and you can check out the Minimums for the APFT.
     
  3. nathan frabott

    nathan frabott New Member

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    Perfect answer, thank you
     
  4. efirestone14

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    On the Army ROTC four-year scholarship application page, it states that "Your medical condition is not a consideration in the selection of scholarship winners; however, all winners must be medically qualified in order to enroll as scholarship cadets and receive benefits."

    Does this mean that my height, weight, and body fat percentage will come in to play only if I am awarded a scholarship? I am overweight according to Army ROTC standards, but according to the application, my medical evaluation will come after I am awarded a scholarship.

    That being said, since I am overweight according to Army ROTC standards, should I still request that my school nurse do a tape test? Will I be denied an ROTC scholarship if I am at about 31% body fat when the maximum allowable body fat for a 17 year old female is 30%?
     
  5. Jcleppe

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    The medical exam is different then the height/weight needed for the application.

    I would request a tape test along with the height weight.

    The regulations say you must meet height weight requirements, that being said there was a cadet that received a scholarship at my son's battalion last year that was clearly over the height/weight limits, so I'm not sure what testing they will accept.
     
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    Okay, thanks for the reply!
     
  7. Fengawr

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    Where can I find the AROTC pft score card? I received an email stating that it was on the 'Log in' page, but I cannot find it!
     
  8. efirestone14

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    When you log in to your Army ROTC scholarship application, look on the left side of the page for the tab titled "Need More Info or Help?" Once you click on that, there should be a bulleted, three-row list of links to help with the completion of your application. Then click on the link titled "President's Challenge." After you click that, there will be a list of bulleted information and a link to the PFT scorecard.

    Good luck!
     
  9. acadadad

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    CFA and PFT

    My son has finisihed academy applications to WP and USNA and nominations are being assembled for mailing etc. He is starting to turn his his attention to his current plan B which is AROTC. He was wondering if his CFA test results can be used for the the PFT (2 min sit-up, 2 minute push-up and 1 mile) or does should he make separate arrangements to do a PFT. Did a search didn't see anything - apologies if it is inside the application links- as I don't think he has done much with it yet.
     
  10. efirestone14

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    ROTC does accept the CFA results in place of the PFT, but I would recommend that he do the PFT separately for the ROTC scholarship application.

    His CFA push-ups, sit-ups, and mile run probably won't be his best because the CFA consists of three other events prior to the push-ups, sit-ups, and mile run. His scores will not be as high as they would if he did the PFT separately.

    Getting the PFT administered is not that difficult. Ask a coach or PE teacher to administer it, and the test can be finished in a half hour or less.

    Good luck to your son!
     
  11. Pima

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    I agree with efirestone, you do not want to take your CFA and than turn around and take your PFA.

    The one thing I would say to him is to get on the ball for the ROTC scholarship. There is only a limited amount of slots per college for AROTC and NROTC. The scholarship is tied to the cadet/mid and the college. Some units are very competitive, you don't want to be requesting the scholarship to be transferred come next April/May timeframe, esp. as you live through the turmoil of March/April Madness for the BFE/TWE from 2 academies.

    He will feel more confident if his back up plan is in place before March. The only way to do that is to meet the earliest boards possible, and even than that is not a sure thing (re-boarding), but at least he can feel more confident.

    Posters/candidates tend to forget the way A/NROTC works is partly that school list, and many times a cadet can get the congrats scholarship letter, but TWE from the school, or the Congrats admission slip, but not the scholarship. Leaving them basically without a scholarship.

    It is a very tricky path. I would hate for candidates to assume that it is a snap to get the scholarship and the school admittance lined up together. Granted many cadet/mids get them lined up, but if you just look back into the bowels of this forum @ April/May timeframe, you will see many posters asking how to get that scholarship transferred, or what should they do if they can't. Unfortunately, it is a reality for some. I am not inferring or implying it is because they waited too long to submit, I am saying it isn't as easy as one might think. It is not submit, you will meet the next board, make the cut at the board and you got the scholarship to your dream school.

    Just as the SAs are marathons, so is ROTC in their own way. Lots of stops and goes, and OMGs what now?
     

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