AP Classes

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  1. hockeygirl

    hockeygirl Member

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    Would getting 2's on the AP Physics 1/2 exams my sophomore year of high school hurt my application? I got A's in the class and I took ABBC Calculus and got B's and 4's on the exam. I am planning on taking Calculus and Physics again next (senior) year of high school at a community college. Is there anything short of taking the AP test again that I could do?
     
  2. LongAgoPlebe

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    You're not required to report AP exam scores in your application materials. Once people are actually admitted, USNA may use AP exam scores for validating some courses.

    Unsolicited advice: if you've already taken AP physics 1 & 2, why not take college chemistry next year? Every plebe takes chemistry unless she validates it, so 1) you may be able to validate a semester with a year of college chem under your belt, and 2) since it's known as a plebe-killer, you'd be gathering evidence to use in your admissions file that you can succeed in college chemistry.
     
  3. SEABEE

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    Taking tough courses in HS, "Chemistry" Cal1, Cal2, AP Physics may very well help validate courses during Plebe year, which will allow focus on other requirements. Example. During high school our MID took many AP courses, so many in fact the high school ran out of courses. The HS made accommodations to include Dual enrollment in the local College during Jr. and Sr. year. This helped validate, Chemistry, Cal2 and Physics during Plebe year. USNA will look at the number of tough courses accomplished and when you took them.
     
  4. hockeygirl

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    @SEABEE and @LongAgoPlebe, thank you for your insight it is a relief as I see those scores as one of the weakest parts of my application and I will continue to strive for the best. Again, thank you for your advice.
     

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