Send West Point CFA to USNA?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by William36912, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. William36912

    William36912 Member

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    Just wondering if I could get some input here- I took a CFA at the West Point's Summer Seminar, and scored a little below what I believe I am capable of. Specifically, I maxed the push-ups, pull-ups, and sit-ups, but my mile was a 7:19, my BB throw was 58', and I ran my shuttle run in 10.1 sec (the latter 3 are all below-average scores). With the first admissions board meeting in just over 2 weeks, would it be better to send them a passing CFA that is less than optimal, or just wait until I can show them something better? If I do submit my USMA CFA, will admissions look at my file again if I submit a 2nd, better CFA?
    If anyone has any insights on this, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!
    (BTW, I'm otherwise pretty competitive, I think- 2340 superscored SAT, Eagle Scout, Varsity Wrestling, tons of leadership in Scouts, Church, and orchestra, etc.)
     
  2. Pippip

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    I know they look back at any applications that have changed, which in your case would be a better CFA. So it wouldn't hurt to submit your current CFA if your going to submit another. Doesn't really matter either way, wait or submit.
     
  3. osdad

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    I'd submit it. From what we're told, CFA is a small part of the whole person score and while maxing it might help a bit, the objective is to get an appointment and a passing CFA is all that's needed to do that. You can always retake.
     
  4. Longhorn

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    No Difference?

    So, a passing "No Risk" is equivilent between both USMA & USNA regardless of which SLS academy you took the test?
     
  5. navy2016

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    For USNA, we were told at NASS that the most important parts of the CFA was the run, sit-ups, and either pull-ups or push-up (don't remember). Although your run time is very similar to mine, I don't see why you are worrying about it since you maxed out on the strength portions.

    From previous posts, I have seen that it is best to continue running and be able to maintain a 7 min mile pace for up to 3 miles or more for plebe summer.
     

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