USNA CFA

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  1. jasongerman9

    jasongerman9 Member

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    I'm just looking for some help here. I took the CFA in November, and didn't do too well. But here's why (and please note, I'm not making excuses).

    I played four years of varsity football for my high school, and in our fourth week this past season (September 14), I broke my collarbone. While it didn't require surgery, it was healing until the end of November, and it greatly affected my physical condition. I didn't grow grossly out of shape, but it was significant nonetheless.

    About three weeks before I was fully cleared, my Admissions Counselor emailed me saying my CFA was the only thing missing from my file, and I should get it done ASAP. I actually took the CFA about three days or so before I was fully cleared.

    Again, I didn't do so hot. But my injury was significant enough that even on November 14, at my DoDMERB physical, the doctor noted that I had significant weakness, and I now need a waiver for it.

    My question is how much can this hurt me? I have a nomination. I have favorable recommendations and a good resume. Will the Academy look and see that not only did I play varsity football, but four years of varsity baseball and two of varsity basketball and realize something clearly wasn't on par? Will they perhaps investigate by looking at my medical record and see that I had an injury that left some weakness and confirm that by the dates? Or do you think I am totally out of luck?

    I didn't realize until today that I could have retaken the CFA, which is a huge blow. It's too late now that the deadline has passed, but I'm still hoping for the best. If anyone could help me, I would truly appreciate it. Thank you, and BEAT ARMY!
     
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    From other threads I have read, the CFA is considered pass/fail. They would have told you if you had failed. So it appears to not be a factor for you.
     
  3. jasongerman9

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    That makes sense. But would I find out that I failed immediately after submitting my results? Or would they not get to that until they looked at my file? However, that is good news. Thank you!
     

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