Standards for 3Q's?

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  1. Commander Dave

    Commander Dave Member

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    I received a principal nomination from my Representative, and in his letter he states, "a principal nomination is a guaranteed appointment contingent upon qualifying scholastically, medically, and passing the physical aptitude examination."

    My medicals have come back clear, so no worries there.

    My question is, what are some solid numbers that represent what "qualifying" would mean for academics and the CFA? What would represent a "disualifying" group of scores?

    Academics: No class rank (HS opts out), 3.25 GPA (Bad start, feeling the pain of those bad grades now), multiple AP & honors courses, 1 dual enrollment.
    - ACT: 36 SCI, 35 ENG, 35 MATH, and lowballs 30 READ and 30 WRITE. 34 Composite.

    CFA: I'm confident of everything minus the fan favorite - the Basketball Throw. I haven't yet hit the consistent 60 foot mark.
     
  2. MemberLG

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    For what is worth , not much as I don't sit on the admissions board, you should be fine. If your high school don't rank, the admissions office use SAT/ACT scores. 34 is pretty good.
     
  3. kinnem

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    I would add that's the only time in your life you will be measured on a basketball throw. If you nailed the rest of the CFA you should be fine. They'll have you retake it if you're not so keep working on it in the interim.
     
  4. Runt

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    I have a friend who was deemed physically qualified for USAFA with a 51' bball throw. He was a weaker candidate than you (based on the info you provided) and no p-nom.
     
  5. time2

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    Remember, the 'scholatic' (NOT just academics) Q includes a lot of factors other then just your GPA or SAT/ACT scores. Things like teacher recommendations are also included here along with ECA's, h.s. leadership, sports participation, etc. There is really no way to say what type of 'score' you need for this portion of the application.
     

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