Thanks Luigi--he is busy finishing his USCGA stuff. Will be taking official CFA next week and official PFE the week after that. Got the "Qualified" letter from DoDMerb for both USMMA and USCGA. Looks like he is going to have it all buttoned up in about 2 weeks. Then the waiting begins.
However, the wait won't be too long for USCGA - as long as he submits his completed application (that means PFE, recommendation forms, transcripts, SAT/ACT, and essays) by November 1, he will get a decision before December 24th, 2008.
Thank you very much! This process can be a little overwhelming as I'm sure you know. He has everything completed except the CFA that he is doing next week. If he could do better than the CFA scores I posted if he waited until later in October would that make any difference? What if he could do much better if he waited until February? I don't know if it is pass/fail or if they get an actual score on them. Also he got SAT scores of 770 english and 720 math, he wants to retake the test, he thinks he can improve his math--good idea? Thank you so much.
Earlier over later...
If he expects he can improve something 25%, ok.
If he's holding off to try to get a 'perfect' score, send stuff in now... you can post an update later.
(hoping YOUR son heeds the advice better than MY son did .
But everything worked out fine).
Sorry I've not gotten back to you soon...I do apologize. I don't check this forum as much as I should (and will from now on).
I think he's fine! I would send in everything to KP NOW. If he wants to retake the SAT's that fine, but those are very good scores.
KP has already started sending out LOA for the class of 2013 so the sooner he get's it in the better. Has he gotten his nomination yet? If hes already gotten that then he may even get the appointment and not a LOA if he's chosen for admittance.
He is taking his official CFA on Saturday, will send it in first thing Monday morning. He has applied to all his nominating sources. All three have deadlines of November 30th so I'm sure we won't hear anything from them until at least end of December. He's getting more and more excited everyday, so are his Dad and I! Thanks for your imput.
You should be exited! I remember this time 2 years ago I wish you the best of luck. Getting an appointment to Kings Point is a very hard thing to do, and if your son gets his you should feel extremely proud! Let me know if there is anything else you need. You are more than welcome to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KPWEHOPE...Good to get the file complete. I believe the first evaluation board starts meeting sometime this month. It's always a good thing to get the completed application in quick. Good Luck! Let us all know how it turns out.
Hey my name is Michael,
I have been practicing my CFA and I am a bit scared about my scores. (especially the pull ups!). I took a practice test and these are the scores I got:
BB throw 58'
pull ups 4
shuttle run 9.5
sit ups 89
push ups 55
Are these scores adequate?
I also didn't know if the CFA as to be in to get a LOA? Sorry to hit you with a bunch of questions but I can't get a solid answer. Thanks.
Adequate would be a good word for them. I'd conitnue to work out and request a retake form for the CFA. While it is pass fail and I believe those are passing scores, they are all in the lower end of the range.
As mentioned previously by others the Pull-ups, (10) and the 1 mi run (7 flat) are the immediate goals to shoot for.
kaullman, USNA BGO, Dad to USNA '07, brother of KP'83