Failed CFA? Help

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  1. kangaroo4

    kangaroo4 New Member

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    Hi,

    I took the CFA when I was at the Naval Academy summer seminar, and I passed according to my knowledge. I recently took the CFA again, hoping to improve my pushup and situp scores. My original CFA test that I took at NASS was submitted into my application. My new score was recently added and I guess replaced the old score? (i don't know how that works). My recent test was also submitted to West Point and AFA, and today I got a call from my West Point officer who told me that my mile time resulted in a failure, as it was over 8 minutes (which is unusual of me). My score from NASS had a mile that was under 8 min, and everything else was passing. I was wondering if it is possible to use my older test from NASS instead of the recent score that has been added to my applications. I am really worried. Thanks.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    I'm pretty sure all the scores have to come from a single test. I believe you can retake the CFA.
     
  3. kangaroo4

    kangaroo4 New Member

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    Hi, thanks for the response. I basically want to use all the scores from the NASS CFA, but right now the most recent CFA I took was updated/entered into the system. Is it possible to use the scores from the original NASS CFA at this point?
     
  4. MichaelW22

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    No. Once you retest, you erase the other scores forever. Sorry. Keep training and pass next time!
     
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    usna1985 10-Year Member

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    You cannot choose your CFA nor can you superscore, as you can with the ACT/SAT. Once you decide to retake, your new scores count -- for better or worse. I also believe (but am not certain) that the scores are zeroed out for all SAs to which you sent them.

    You have until Jan. 31 to train and retake. Suggest focusing on training (if possible, work with a coach or trainer on specific things to do), take a couple of practice tests under test conditions, and then retake.

    Also, they know your mile time will be slower after all of the other CFA elements -- and account for this. However, guys probably still need to be around a 7:30 to pass. (Note: That time is my opinion based on talking to candidates over the years who have had to work on their mile times; it is NOT based on any inside or official info -- also, how you do on the other elements and your sports in and out of h.s. may also factor into the pass/fail determination).
     
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  6. DesertCaliMom

    DesertCaliMom Member

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    Can you scratch a score before submission? Let the coach know you like your previous numbers? I read through the USNA instructions and didn't see mention of it.
     
  7. falconchic88

    falconchic88 10-Year Member

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    You still have some time, I would concentrate on improving that mile and retake the test in a month and resubmit.
     
  8. brovol

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    Each academy has its own protocol and rules regarding retaking the CFA. They also have their own standards for what constituted a "passing" CFA score. I believe though, with each academy, once you do a "retake" you are stuck with whatever score you got on that last CFA. You will need to take it again. My suspicion is that an 8+ minute mile is going to be a fail with all academies. You should shave at least a minute from that. Training makes all the difference. get disciplined and take care of business.
     
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    parent BGO 5-Year Member

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    8+ min. mile you will not be able to keep up during the runs. You need to get that down! Go see your cross country coach and/or track coach and ask for help.
     
  10. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Two words... Sprint Intervals