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)?