How are my CFA scores?

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Talisman2, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Talisman2

    Talisman2 5-Year Member

    Jun 20, 2010
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    So I took my CFA today and I was just wondering how the followings scores are (by the way, I'm a guy):

    Basketball throw: 60 ft
    Pull-ups: 10
    Shuttle run: 10.3
    Sit ups: 65
    Push ups: 75
    Mile run: 5:42

    Please advise. (Please give your honest opinion)
  2. NathanIsaacs

    NathanIsaacs 5-Year Member

    Oct 11, 2011
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    From what I have heard the SA's use the CFA to make sure you have an athletic background. Pretty much they want to make sure you can do a pull up or run a mile without passing out that way you will survive BCT. Don't worry your scores are great! :thumb:
  3. Dad

    Dad 5-Year Member

    Apr 25, 2010
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    Mean entering candidate performance scores by event and gender.
    BB Throw 68
    Pullup 10
    Shuttle 9.5
    Crunch 74
    Pushup 55
    1 Mile 6:40

    This is a very competitive year. You will want the majority of your scores to be above average. You didn't mention if you have submitted your CFA yet. Don't do so until you are sure you have scored the highest you can. Every point in your WCS counts. Do your best and it is what it is. Good luck. :thumb:
  4. LFry94

    LFry94 USAFA C1C '17 5-Year Member

    Sep 29, 2011
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    My ALO told me I wasn't allowed to retake the CFA, even before I submitted my scores. I told him that some people on the SA forums said you could retake it as long as it was before the scores were submitted, but my ALO said it was not permitted.

    Here's my scores:

    Basketball throw: 69 ft
    Pull-ups: 3 (Weak, I know. :redface:)
    Shuttle run: 8.8 (I had an extremely fast time on my first run but my CFA administer forgot to hit stop on his stopwatch. :frown: I felt clumsy on my second run, but it was the only score I could use.)
    Sit ups: 82
    Push ups: 40
    Mile run: 6:34 (Sad considering I'm a runner and my normal mile time is 5:50, but I did the best I could under the conditions. I'll explain below.)

    I actually did my CFA on the second floor of one of the YMCAs here. While running I felt like throwing up, because they had a weird atmosphere in the room. What made it bad was that half of the track was ventilated and half of it wasn't, so half of the track was hot and humid, and the other half of the track was dry and cold. It made me dizzy because I experienced 28 climate shifts during my run! :bang: (14 laps = 1 mile on this track.)

    Honestly though, my ALO didn't make the CFA out to be a big deal. He told me I just needed to pass it. Not sure why his view seems to be different from the views of others on here. Maybe it's because the CFA counts for %10 of your WCS? Who knows? :rolleyes:
  5. ctuma2

    ctuma2 5-Year Member

    Mar 20, 2011
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    Regarding retaking the CFA, this is what I gathered from my research: You may only retake the CFA is the Admissions Board asks you to. The scenario would be something like you're good in everything else except the CFA so they want you to retake it just to be on the good side. Other than that, you may not retake the CFA.
  6. bbourq5

    bbourq5 5-Year Member

    Dec 14, 2011
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    Average and Max's

    Just in case you haven't already stumbled upon this information, here's a link to the averages and max scores and basically everything else about the CFA pertaining to the air force academy
  7. iDeltaStorm

    iDeltaStorm 5-Year Member

    Dec 22, 2011
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    With regards to the whole retaking issue, my ALO, who is now currently the Area Director for ALOs, said that I could take it as many times as I wanted, as long as I did not submit the scores. Once they were submitted, however, it was a closed deal, unless otherwise released by the Admissions Board.

    I took my CFA with my school's track/strength and conditioning coach at my school's track and football facilities. Here are my scores:

    Basketball Throw:: 69.
    Pull-ups: 18.
    Sit-ups: 95.
    Push-ups: 75.
    Shuttle: 6.65.
    Mile: 5:47.

    I scored at or above average on all of the events, and scored the maximum on all but two, the mile and the basketball throw.

    How much will my average basketball throw decrease my overall competitiveness?
  8. Blackbird

    Blackbird Parent 5-Year Member

    Apr 13, 2010
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    Excellent scores! I wouldn't stress the BB score.
  9. lsredmond

    lsredmond 5-Year Member

    Jan 4, 2011
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    My daughter did not take the CFA seriously enough last year but luckily she excelled in every other category and she was a state swimmer. She was under the impression that is was something she just needed to complete - an impression she got from summer seminar. USAFA asked her to retake it (thank goodness) and she is currently now a part of the class of 2015
  10. Christcorp

    Christcorp 5-Year Member

    May 21, 2008
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    Delta is correct. The CFA is NOT OFFICIAL until you post the scores on your online application. Until you actually post the scores, you can take the CFA as many times as you want to. Mind you; most people have their Gym teacher or similar giving them the CFA. These people have a life outside of your academy application. They'll put up with you saying: "I don't like those scores, lets do it again next week". Pretty soon they'll tell you: "Sorry, I don't have time to help you". Keep that in mind when you want to do your CFA. Do it on your own as many times as you want to. Once you are tested by your PE teacher or whomever, if the scores are close to what you were getting when practicing, then deal with it and submit it. if you had a really bad day and bombed, ask your tester if you can retake it on another day.

    But again; delta is correct. You can take the CFA 1,432,543,642 times if that's what you want to do. You can only submit it 1 time however. Unless of course admissions asks you to "RETAKE" the CFA. That's a totally different issue. I'm sure your ALO simply misunderstood the way the statement was being phrased. mike....

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