Scholarship Suspension for PFT Failure

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  1. VTArmy

    VTArmy Member

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    What is the protocol for suspending an Army ROTC cadet's scholarship due to a PT test failure? I have a good friend whose scholarship has been unexpectedly suspended after failing the first two PT tests of her 300 year. She missed the 60% standard on the run by 10 seconds but has generally done well on PT tests in the past (270 on last PT test of sophomore year). She is a fine cadet in all other aspects.

    She has now been instructed to being applying for financial aid and student loans because her scholarship may not be reinstated even if she passess the next PT test. Furthermore, she was told during the counseling after the first PT test that she had until 15 December to pass, otherwise she would risk suspension. That was on the counseling statement that she signed. Needless to say, it is nowhere near 15 December right now. CLEARLY it is her fault for not passing the PT test. These kinds of things don't happen to people who pass their PT tests. But is this the way things normally work with scholarship suspensions? I'm inclined to think that your scholarship can be suspended at the discretion of your PMS for any PT test failure, but I'd like to get confirmation of that.
     
  2. khergan

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    Yes, the scholarship or stipend can be suspended for a PT Test failure.

    Think of it as a harsh reality check for the expectations of an officer. Here at ABOLC, it is catastrophic to fail any PT test. If you fail the first one, you are immediately removed from BOLC classes and if you do get the chance to retake it, you are at the bottom of the OML.

    PT can and will get people actually kicked out of the military. At least your friend can still commission. They might want to start taking PT a little bit more seriously.
     
  3. Jcleppe

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    The PMS has a lot of discretion on this. I am assuming that the recorded APFT is Dec. 15th, Most battalions will allow a cadet to continue until the recorded test, fail that one and the chips start to fall. Seems odd they told her she had until that date and then changed direction. The issue now is that they are preparing these cadets for LDAC, if she is having a hard time passing the test now, it would not bode well for her at LDAC.
     
  4. Jcleppe

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    I'm sure you already know this but...

    Make sure you keep working out, you won't have another APFT until just before selection and that one carries a lot of points. Get a high score, well above 300, and it will move you up the OML quite a bit.

    Good luck at Rucker.
     

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