SLS CFA question

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by xcsoccerdad, May 11, 2011.

  1. xcsoccerdad

    xcsoccerdad New Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    I understand that candidates only get one shot at the CFA. My son is attending SLS in a few weeks and apparently they do the CFA during the week. Can anyone tell me if this counts as their only chance?
     
  2. MemberLG

    MemberLG Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Messages:
    2,807
    Likes Received:
    444
    yes on one chance.

    However, this is more pass or fail than how high you can score and if he fails there is a good chance he could get a waiver to retake it. The regional commander gives the waiver.
     
  3. usafacandidate8

    usafacandidate8 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2011
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    You can take it multiple times, but you can only submit it once. Therefore do not submit it until you are completely satisfied with your score. When I went to the NASS we also took the CFA, but I was also able to submit another one. I do not know if it is the exact same thing for USMA, but I was able to submit it again.
     
  4. Casey

    Casey USMA 2015

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Messages:
    378
    Likes Received:
    29
    The SLS CFA is basically a free shot. Your scores will automatically be submitted, but if you do not like them, you will be able to retake it at home with your gym teacher or whoever. They'll talk to you about it while you're at SLS to tell you the same thing, but still, be prepared to do your best so you can get it out of the way in June
     
  5. xcsoccerdad

    xcsoccerdad New Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks everyone for your quick responses! The problem is that my son had major shoulder surgery last winter and has just been released to do things like pullups and pushups (and basketball throws) within the last few weeks. Normally I think he would have done well with these events, but considering he hasn't used the arm for anything for so long, he's not sure how he's going to do. He has been practicing and he should pass, but considering no one really knows what the minimums are, you just don't know.
     
  6. hopeo19

    hopeo19 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2010
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    When I went to SLS last summer I had just been diagnosed with a stress fracture, so when we did the CFA I did all of the components except the shuttle run and mile run. Your son would likely be able to tell the test administrators that he can't do certain parts (pushups, pul lups) and then the SLS CFA would not count towards his application.
     
  7. BigBear

    BigBear Class of 2015

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Messages:
    699
    Likes Received:
    1
    If he can safely perform each event, he can take the CFA at SLS. Once he has done that, they will give him a score report that tells him what his scores were and if he failed any events. If he passed everything, he can simply keep those scores. If he failed a single event, he will need to retake it at home with a gym teacher until he passes each event. Once he has passed each event and is satisfied with the scores, he can submit. ONCE you submit, there is no way to submit new scores without a waiver from the rc.

    bottom line- the cfa at sls is a freebie- do well, and you are good to go, do poorly and you can redo it at home
     
  8. buff81

    buff81 Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,644
    Likes Received:
    263
    That's it in a nutshell!
    Very well said :thumb::thumb:
     

Share This Page