Re-taking CFA - deadline?

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  1. Raseo1Son

    Raseo1Son Member

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    Hi, all. Now that wrestling is almost over, DS would like to have a shot at improving his CFA score. He took it last time on the Saturday following two weeks of two-a-day football practices which had worn him down more than he realized. He still maxed push-ups & sit-ups, did well on chin-ups and the shuttle run, but was marginal on the BB throw and the mile run (he was gassed when it was time to run). Anyway - would he have to complete the re-take by the March 1 deadline? Or is that just the deadline to have your file complete initially with ongoing updates accepted if needed? As always, any info is appreciated!
     
  2. Whistle Pig

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    My understanding is 01 March is the "max" on timing. And as you undoubtedly know, the CFA is "pass-fail."

    Personally, I think he's nuts for fretting about this unless he was awful in the mile run. He passed. Beyond a possible few extra points, which none have ever confirmed are available, it'd be much stress about little. Unless his BGO or admission officer suggested it, I'd put the CFA in the "won" column.

    btw, my understanding is that all his first scores would be dismissed in lieu of the 2nd. No super-scoring the CFA.
     
  3. Raseo1Son

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    Depends... is 7:15 awful or not? We know it's pass-fail, but like all the other applicants he's on pins & needles and doing something - anything - is better than just waiting! :shake:
     
  4. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    The CFA scores are available to members of the Admissions Board and MIGHT be briefed if they standout either positive (i.e. maxed most/all portions) or negative (i.e. did extremely poorly).

    WP is right that the most recent CFA is the one that is counted, even if one does worse...no superscore!

    I'd say 7:15 is below average for the CFA (yes, even considering that the mile run is the last portion of the CFA). Remember, a 7:15 for 1.5 miles would be failing the PRT, but even if your DS ran a 6:50, that is 10:15 and probably still a "D."

    In general, it takes about 1-2 weeks of working out to see any improvement, so I would agree that at this point, sit back and relax because it is unlikely you will see any major improvements. The deadline for ALL portions of the application is March 1st (this includes the CFA and initial completion of DODMERB).
     

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