Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by grizzly112, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. grizzly112

    grizzly112 Member

    Feb 25, 2013
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    Hello all, I was wondering if the CFA is a pass/fail exam. If it is, would any of you be so kind as to posting your "passing" scores?

    Thank you all very much!

    Also, any tips for improving my mile time? :)
  2. 845something

    845something Member

    Feb 22, 2013
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    Each event is pass/fail. Fail one event, and you fail the CFA. Use the averages as a base goal - that is what admitted candidates scored. If you are worried about what the minimum is, you aren't training enough and should look somewhere else.

    Tip for improving the mile - run, and then run some more.
  3. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016 5-Year Member

    Mar 8, 2011
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    Treat averages as minimums (they are not the minimums, but treat them as such and you won't have to worry about being "at risk").

    To improve your mile time, try sprint intervals.

    Also, remember to always train not just to be good, but to be better (meaning you can always improve...!).
  4. RSR

    RSR 5-Year Member

    Sep 2, 2011
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    grizzly112, as far as the CFA is concerned BillSL's advice is right on. My DS (USMA'16) also looked to see what the averages where (I noticed that in your post you did not ask what the minimums where) to see what he had to beat. DS used the advice of a track coach to improve his running time, which was when he was running the track to sprint around every turn. And it is true that if you fail one part you fail the CFA, but there is no need to look somewhere else almost every cadet candidate asks the same question (my DS asked the same question and maxed out on all but one of the CFA tests). Oh and definitely always try to improve your scores. Good Luck!

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