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Candidate Fitness Assessment

bestwestinbestwestin Posts: 81Registered User Junior Member
i'm taking the fitness test in a few days and i've been preparing but i don't know if i'm fully prepared.

does anyone know how the point system works for the fitness test, and how many points do you have to get to pass?

everthing i've looked at only shows the maximums, but it would be more helpful to know the minimums.

thanks a lot it would be really great if you could help
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  • marmadillomarmadillo Posts: 407Registered User Member
    There are no minimums - at least that's what everyone says. When we took it during Summer Seminar, the mids INSISTED that there were no minimums, in fact - but everyone knows there are.

    Someone on the internet it lists the old PAE scores from West Point - not all the same events as the CFA but as I recall it was very close, and there's a graph that shows the average score accepted.

    I hope I'm not thinking of the PT scores that are listed...I'm not trying to mislead you.

    Good luck! I know it's stressful, I retook mine in October. If you're a girl, DO NOT do the flexed arm hang!! It's better to do ONE pull up than hang on the flexed arm hang forever.
  • jadler03jadler03 Posts: 696Registered User Member
    USNA version of the CFA is pass or fail. What the margin to pass is...I do not know. To be qualified to compete for an appointment you must be:
    -scholastically q'd
    -medically q'd
    -physically (CFA) q'd ---> P/F. If you pass, you are physically q'd.

    Hope that helps.
  • bestwestinbestwestin Posts: 81Registered User Junior Member
    i took the test finally.
    how bad are these scores... do u think i might have passed?

    basketball throw: 79 ft
    pull ups: 6
    shuttle run: 8.4 sec.
    push ups: 44
    sit ups: 75
    1 mile run: 6:55

    the pull ups and sit ups are pretty crappy. but i dunno could i have passed anyway?
  • marmadillomarmadillo Posts: 407Registered User Member
    pretty good basketball and mile...idk about boys pullups and shuttle run. You should probably try for more pushups, but it's not BAD (i know girls max at 50 on teh CFA so you should probably try for at least that - our platoon leader at NASS said that if you do 25 pushups one night, 30 the next, 35 the next and so on you get used to them really fast. It's true. I'm a girl and after doing that for a month I maxed at 50 on my retake CFA)

    all in all i'd say you did pretty well, not that i'm an expert!
  • bestwestinbestwestin Posts: 81Registered User Junior Member
    question:
    can i submit these scores and then retake the test later and then submit the new scores?
  • marmadillomarmadillo Posts: 407Registered User Member
    Yup

    I had to submit them to West Point and wanted to resubmit at the same time to USNA, so I emailed my regional director I think, gave her my PE teacher's email, and she sent some kind of form for my PE teacher to fill out online. They definitely retake CFA results
  • bestwestinbestwestin Posts: 81Registered User Junior Member
    btw thanks a lot for your help! this is really what i needed. honestly im kinda winging it... i have no family in the military and nobody at my high school from my high school went to the naval academy in recent years
  • momoftwinsmomoftwins Posts: 2,668Registered User Senior Member
    bestwestin,

    Welcome aboard. You'll find lots of people to help you here. Just realize that these are typically candidates or parents. Therefore you'll have to understand that we have learned from our experiences, but none of us is "official". There will be questions that only Admissions will have for you. Don't feel like you have to wing it. Keep us posted on your progress and share your own experiences with the process.

    Best of luck!
  • Crunchy FrogCrunchy Frog Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    The following young man apparently has his sights set on attending the US Naval Academy. His father was a Navy pilot. I dearly hope that this young man is not indicative of the caliber of future candidates and officers in the US Navy: (Caution: This is NOT "family friendly" reading, and it's not pretty how young Charles Wenzel has tried to cheat and steal via the Internet) http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=399203

    Thank you for your time.
  • vcm2007vcm2007 Posts: 248Registered User Junior Member
    lovely forum
  • hornetguyhornetguy Posts: 3,187Registered User Senior Member
    That's hilarious, I read that a couple hours ago cause I saw it on my main gaming forum. Small world.
  • hornetguyhornetguy Posts: 3,187Registered User Senior Member
    lemme edit this. I really feel sorry for the kid, his life is being ruined miserably. It's not fair to him, any other fraud couldn't even match that.
  • vcm2007vcm2007 Posts: 248Registered User Junior Member
    i know...he could at least make a fraud "nobler", if there ever was one...

    ....and the person buying the gears should have thought...
  • Hugh JassHugh Jass Posts: 104Registered User Junior Member
    me, I feel no pity. He deserved it, he was acting like a total dickwad to EVERYBODY. If he made a mistake, he should not have cashed the check.
  • sandiegodude1607sandiegodude1607 Posts: 358Registered User Member
    Yea, I have to agree that he shouldn't have cashed the check if he didn't like the deal. How do you know he wants to go to Navy?
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