ap scores and validation

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  1. Prep

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    If we dont get our AP exam scores until July 1st, but the validation tests over plebe summer are within the first couple of days, how does it work?
     
  2. LetsFly

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    As far as calculus is concerned, you take the validation exam even if you took the AP test. That way, if the scores don't come in before the academic year starts you will still have proper class placement. I'm sure the other classes work in a similar way.
     
  3. Shawn

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    Just be sure you enter the USNA code on your AP bubble sheet and your scores will be sent automatically. Do your best on the validation tests during PS. After that, there's nothing else you can really do. I asked my parents to send me my scores anyway in a care package just so I could see them. The academy will have your schedule all worked out NLT than PPW -- probably before.

    For instance, I took AP chem, govt, and economics in HS. I wasn't able to pass the validation test for chem so I couldn't validate it. Economics doesn't count for anything (unless its your major), but USNA received my score anyway. There's no validation test for US Govt but my 4 was enough to validate the course.

    Now, if you've already taken AP exams in previous years, have those scores sent off to USNA asap. Follow up a week or two later by calling up admissions and making sure they were received.
     
  4. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    If you think you can score high enough to validate, take the test. Even if you don't plan on studying anything close to a subject, there are some random classes that will count for free elective or humanities credit (like NL200 Human Behavior; validated with a 5 in AP Psych). Not as big of a deal as validating Chem or Calc, but that's one more hole in your schedule for whatever you want to do.
     

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