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CFA-did i pass?

lc06lc06 Posts: 69Registered User Junior Member
I'm a male:

bball throw 67
pullups 8
shuttle run 9.5
sit ups 81
push ups 48
mile run 730
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Replies to: CFA-did i pass?

  • tn48thtn48th Posts: 143Registered User Junior Member
    I can't really speak from experience since I'm just a junior right now, but I've done a lot of research into the topic and have done alot of comparing between my current scores and those of people who have LOA/appointment so I'm not sure if you've already seen them but there are several good threads out there on this one in particular is

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=123618

    another with a bunch of other stats:
    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=127482

    Right now my scores are (Male)
    BBall throw: 71 ft
    Pullups: 4 (I struggle so much with dead hangs)
    Shuttle-run: 9.8(not really sure haven't done this in awhile?)
    Sit-ups: 102
    Push-ups: 61
    Mile run: 7:00
  • jsingjsing Posts: 43Registered User Junior Member
    Lc06 you passed but you want to try and get your bball throw in the 70 to 80 range. You did the minimum for the pullups, shuttle run could be a tad bit better situps are great, pushups you should shoot for at least 50 and the mile is ok
  • hornetguyhornetguy Posts: 3,187Registered User Senior Member
    except push-ups and mile, you did above average in everything. good job.

    minimum pull-ups is 6, not 8. ;)
  • tn48thtn48th Posts: 143Registered User Junior Member
    excellent, so I take it I don't have to worry about anything as long as I can get my pull ups to around 8?

    Is CFA pass or fail, or do you get certain amount of points if you barely pass as opposed to maxing everything? I've heard both answers and am not sure what to think, I believe USAFA has just pass or fail, what about USMA?
  • jsingjsing Posts: 43Registered User Junior Member
    USMA is pass or fail as well. They tell us that the minimum pull-ups for males is 8 but maybe they just tell us that so we'll do 8.
  • beam6beam6 Posts: 98Registered User Junior Member
    Does anyone have a list of the minimum requirements?
  • lizinvalizinva Posts: 59Registered User Junior Member
    CFA Score Comparison:

    Below is a simple chart of the 100-point (maximum score) score for each of the events for the CFA, with the exception of the Pull-up/Flexed Arm Hang events. Please feel free to reference it to both practice and prepare for these events, and also so you will know what to expect when you arrive for the CFA.

    Score BB Throw Pull-Up S. Run M. Sit-Ups Push-Ups 1-Mile Run
    Male 100 102 feet 18 reps 7.8 sec. 95 reps 75 reps 5:20 min.

    Female 100 66 feet 7 reps 8.6 sec. 95 reps 50 reps 6:00 min.
  • beam6beam6 Posts: 98Registered User Junior Member
    Thanks, but does anyone know the MINIMUM SCORES...
  • AnnAnn Posts: 1,477Registered User Senior Member
    "Does anyone have a list of the minimum requirements?"

    According to one of the WP field force officers on prosective.net, it is unlikely that published CFA "minimums" like there were with the old PAE will be made available. "Unfortunately, the perception was that published
    minimums for the PAE only led to cheating by candidates who were not meeting the minimums, resulting in West Point accepting candidates who were unprepared for the rigors of CBT."
  • beam6beam6 Posts: 98Registered User Junior Member
    Thanks Ann,
    Makes sense. I'm sure many kids also try a little harder when they are not aware of the minimum scores.
  • lizinvalizinva Posts: 59Registered User Junior Member
    USMA does not list a "minimum score." I imagine if you searched you might find the average score a candidate recieves.
  • tn48thtn48th Posts: 143Registered User Junior Member
    If it is 'pass or fail' then why is there a a certain amount that earns you a score of 100? This is contradicting as if you pass it shouldn't matter to what degree(80, 95, 100) you passed as long as you passed. Unless however you can fail in one event but max out in another event thus receiving 100 points and it making up for the event you failed in allowing you to pass overall.

    I agree that candidates should not strive to just meet the minimums, and that is why I also believe that USMA shouldn't release info. like that, I'm just trying to figure out how it all works.
  • jsingjsing Posts: 43Registered User Junior Member
    male minimums
    pushups- 42
    situps-42
    pullups-8
    mile run-8 minutes
    basketball throw- unknown
  • hornetguyhornetguy Posts: 3,187Registered User Senior Member
    They score because you have to reach a certain score to pass. A 100 in one event and a 15 in another will save you because of the 100. make sense?

    I called my counselor at the AFA, she said theirs was pass/fail. My scores weren't that great and she said I passed just fine.
  • lc06lc06 Posts: 69Registered User Junior Member
    i remeber seeing that the min pushup is 42, but i heard of some people getting by with less....the AVERAGE pullups so far this year is 8, so i would be suprised if that was the minimum too.
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