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Fitness Assessment

About the Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA)

Satisfactory completion of the Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA) is one of the requirements for admission to the United States Merchant Marine Academy.  Passing results must be received in the Admissions Office by the 1 March application deadline.

The CFA is a test of strength, agility, speed and endurance.  The results of this test are important in the overall assessment of your admission file, so you should become familiar with the six events in the CFA and practice them to score well.

Your CFA examination may be administered by an Admissions Field Rep, a J/ROTC instructor, Physical Education Teacher, or any commissioned/noncommissioned officer other than a parent/guardian. It is your responsibility to arrange for a qualified person to conduct your examination.

After completion of exam, the administering official will record test scores on the official fitness assessment score sheet. It is your responsibility to ensure that that the results are forwarded to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Admissions Office by the deadline.

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Admissions Office- Attn: CFA Scores
300 Steamboat Road
Kings Point, NY 11024-1699
Fax: (516) 773-5390
Candidates have two (2) chances to pass all CFA events. All passing scores must be RECEIVED IN THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE no later than the 1 March deadline.  If you wait until the deadline to submit your CFA scores, you will not have an opportunity to re-take the event(s) you may not have successfully completed.  Taking the CFA early and submitting scores well in advance of the 1 March deadline is in your best interest.

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Updated: Thursday, October 5, 2017
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