PF Assessment Scorecard Goals...

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by curious83, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. curious83

    curious83 Member

    Jul 10, 2015
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    My son is in the process of applying for an Army ROTC scholarship. He is in between his Junior and Senior year in high school. Online there is information on how many curl ups you need to do in 2 minutes and how fast you need to run the 2 mile. There is also information on how many push ups you need to do for the PFT when you arrive in college. Since the Fitness Assessment is one minute of push ups, one minute of curl ups and a one mile run, are they looking for you to do more than half? My son is wondering what his goals should be to do well on this portion of the application...Thanks!
  2. guayb15

    guayb15 Member

    Dec 15, 2014
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    I don't believe there is any "standard" or "minimum" for the scholarship physical assessment. Just tell your son to do as best as he can plus some. Don't aim for a number just give it everything you have.
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  3. Chadron State ROTC

    Chadron State ROTC New Member

    Aug 11, 2015
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    I agree with Guayb15.

    Set goals for more than half and shoot for the 2 min standards, but go above and beyond. AROTC scholarships depend on several factors. Cost of school, number of qualified applicants, GPA, SAT/ACT, budget, extra curricular activities, and awards.

    I recommend applying for several schools. Many schools offer additional financial aid and scholarships that could help your son or daughter.

    Best of luck!

    Chadron State AROTC
    Chadron, NE
  4. ginko

    ginko Member

    Aug 3, 2014
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    My son did around 50 sit ups, around 40 pushups and ran a 6:05 mile. It was Texas in July at about 3 in the afternoon. He took the pft at the university. We thought he did great! He got a 3 year scholarship and leaves in 2 weeks. :wiggle:
  5. ChildeRoland76

    ChildeRoland76 Member

    Jan 22, 2014
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    The test for the application is not the same as the regular apft. The rotc test is 1 min instead of 2. Try to shoot for as high as possible on all. My DS shot for better than passing in the one min allowed. Emphasis on form, as pt is a constant all thru rotc. Good luck!
  6. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army 5-Year Member

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Another big difference is Sit ups vs Curl ups. PFT asks for one minute of curl ups. That is the last time you will ever be tested on Curl ups. After that you will do 2 minutes of sit ups for your APFT.

    The other thing to keep in mind is the PFT is a small part of your score. I know it's one of the most quantifiable, but believe it or not, it doesn't carry as much wait as the CBEF (that crazy personality test you took on the application site).

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