I have read several times somewhere that the purpose of the test is to see how trainable you are for the future. Do not quote me on any of this, but it looks like you did an excellent job at showing your potential. Do not let that pull-up get you down. You are obviously in great shape with plenty of time to take it again if you want to.I am concerned about the minimums... I have heard that it is mandatory to get 6 or more pull ups. I only got 5 but did well in other areas.
I maxed out Push-ups and Sit-ups and got a 5:30 mile.
Any information would be great, thanks!
I have read several times somewhere that the purpose of the test is to see how trainable you are for the future.
Thank you for the clarification. I think it was several years ago that I read that.Absolutely wrong... This has nothing to do with trainability. It has everything to do with whether a candidate is physically qualified to serve as an Officer in the Navy or Marine Corps. This appears as a Qualfied or Rejected on the BGIS system; and is one of the Q's necessary to be 3Q and appointed to USNA. This is not about "showing potential", its about meeting a minimum requirement which honestly is not that high a bar. Further, as others have pointed out -- Appointment to USNA is competitive, so meeting the minimum standard may not be enough. If Admissions has two otherwise identical candidates, but one did 20 pull ups and one did 5 --- who do you think will get admitted ? Of course, I recognize there is no such thing as "two otherwise identical candidates..." but this is an illustration -- I recently attended an BGO seminar, and the Admissions rep commented that he had seen the decision come down to comparison of CFA results.
To OP -- Not trying to be negative here, but some of the advice above is good...don't look for the minimum, but train to the maximum.
You can retake the CFA as many times as you wish before the application deadline. Keep in mind that every time you ask to retake the CFA, your old scores are wiped clean and your new scores are your score, the don't take the best result per exercise from each test, you get what you get on your most current test.If I do not pass it at NASS am I done for?
Actually I've heard from multiple midshipmen and the USNA soccer coaches that USNA super scores your CFA. I am not 100% sure on that and understand it defeats the purpose of doing the events in a sequence, but that is what I was told by multiple reliable sources.
What do I do if I want to retake the CFA?
If you want to retake the CFA, you contact your RD and let him/her know. The RD will "reset" the system to allow a new score to be substituted. Note that, unlike SATs/ACTs, USNA doesn't take the "best" results from each test; rather, the new test will be substituted for the old test.