Marine Option NROTC Board Dates

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by DaGrubs, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. usslloyd

    usslloyd Member

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    Just found this older thread as my DS was also required this week to re-do the PFT when rolled over to second (February) board. We were told this is not specifically to "improve" the score, but because the PFT has to be within a certain date of the second board. We tried to figure out what the new score (taken January 10) is but we see that, at some point, the grades/scales changed. If I'm not mistaken, grading has gotten tougher. Does anyone know if they still go by "classes," and, if so, what the threshold number is for "first class" under the new scale? And not to push my luck: I understand physical fitness is extremely important for marine option and 300 is the goal, but can anyone estimate (guess) the importance of the PFT in relation to other factors (e.g. academics, leadership, etc)?
     
  2. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

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    usslloyd: here is a link for information on the new PFT and scoring http://www.fitness.marines.mil/PFT-CFT_Standards17/

    Regarding the relative weight of the PFT vs other factors, I have never seen anyone offer a knowledgeable insight on that. General opinion is that you need a first class score.
     
  3. usslloyd

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    Thanks USMCGrunt, I was just looking at your very helpful(!) posts about the "first class" score and was just wondering if 225+ was still it under the new scale. We found an old chart and our score looked decent, but then found a score calculator for what we think is new scale and points were lower, but still over 225. Looks like it's 235 now under the calculator you provided - we're 2 points off. And in the "hindsight is easy" category, never, ever stop working on crunches!
     
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  4. DaGrubs

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    Does anyone know if the 1st or 2nd board awards more scholarships? Or is it pretty even with the number given out?
     
  5. rocatlin

    rocatlin 5-Year Member

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    The second board is the "big"/regular board where more scholarships are awarded.
     
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