CFA Due Date

wannabeplebe

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This may be a dumb question, but is January 31 also the deadline for the CFA? I've seen threads where people are submitting towards the end of Feb...? I guess what I'm asking is, is there any way to resubmit the CFA after January 31 if you fail it?
 

Vitalzt

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For USNA, I do not think that is possible because they only thing they will accept after that date is your Dodmerb exam, SAT/ACT if taken before the deadline. So everything else is suppose to be in by january 31 in order to be considered for an appointment.
 

Cerberi

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You are 2 weeks out - take it today. If you don't do well, don't submit it and train for 10 days and re take it.

Why isn't it complete already?
 

usna1985

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Several years ago, the CFA could be submitted later than the rest of the package. That is no longer the case -- it is due by Jan. 31. If you fail, you should contact your Regional Director and find out if there are any other options.

As a general matter, not only is USNA not likely to permit you to submit it late, there's little practical benefit in allowing you to do so. Some possible reasons that they might permit a late submission: (1) a long-term injury that has prevented you from taking/passing the test; or (2) being a candidate they really, really want who is barely failing one element but doing really, really well on the other elements.

I'm not saying USNA would permit a late submission but also suggesting there could be a set of facts that would permit it. That said, if you wait until the last minute and fail -- especially if the failure is severe in one or more areas -- the chances you can significantly improve in a week or two is very slim.

For those applying for the Class of 2022, prepare early, take the test early (as in June - Sept) and then, if you have areas in which to improve, you have 4-5 months to do so.
 

Swag

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I have a question relating to the CFA. My DS took it a month ago and scored what he considered "average". He's been training hard and wants to retake it next week. Does he need to notify his admissions advisor? Also, he has a few updates to add to his file...team captain and a new job. Does that information need to be in writing (email) from him to be added? I assume since his application is complete he would update admissions rather than his BGO, correct?
 

ktnatalk

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I have a question relating to the CFA. My DS took it a month ago and scored what he considered "average". He's been training hard and wants to retake it next week. Does he need to notify his admissions advisor? Also, he has a few updates to add to his file...team captain and a new job. Does that information need to be in writing (email) from him to be added? I assume since his application is complete he would update admissions rather than his BGO, correct?

If your DS has a person meeting admissions' requirement to facilitate the CFA, I'd have DS calling admissions directly tomorrow morning and ask for instructions. In addition, mention the updated info to the person on the phone and following his/her directions.

Best of luck!
 

Swag

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If your DS has a person meeting admissions' requirement to facilitate the CFA, I'd have DS calling admissions directly tomorrow morning and ask for instructions. In addition, mention the updated info to the person on the phone and following his/her directions.

Best of luck!
Thanks! I figured but was looking for a quick answer so he doesn't waste time. He will call from school tomorrow. Again...Thank you!
 
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