USNA evaluates candidates on a "whole person" basis ... combination of academic, leadership, athletic, and service. Candidates who can max out , or do really well, on CFA are a dime a dozen, and a great CFA is meaningless if Admissions doesn't think you can hack the academic program. Sure, its nice to have a great CFA score --but it isn't going to get someone into USNA.Wondering if good CFA results during a NASS session could create some positive interest from admissions at this stage in the process?
Dream,Then again, most NASS participants don't receive Offers of Appointment, either.
We tell this to kids at Orientation for Boys State - for most of them it will be the first time among what they will see is their real peer group.When DS returned from NASS last week, we were talking about different things. I asked him what “surprised him the most”, and he replied ‘that I am completely 100pct not anything special. Everyone is like me.’ And what he meant is that while he was just under by 1 or 2 maxing out CFA (so very physically fit), captains of multi varsity sports, speaks and lives math and physics (seriously I don’t even know what he saying ), smart, well liked, blah blah blah..
Which at home/school makes him a little on exceptional side, at USNA he is just another kid like that. A dime a dozen.