AP Scores

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  1. tennisfan88

    tennisfan88 USAFA 2014

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    I got a 4 in AP Euro and a 4 in AP Gov. (US) a few years back and I'm pretty rusty in them right now so would it be worth sending them in to the Academy for $25? I'm assuming I would have to take an exam to validate them and I really don't know how good I would do.
     
  2. Roman

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    From what I remember, you needed to get a 5 in AP Euro, and they don't take AP Gov. I'm not aware of validation tests for either subject, but there might be.
     
  3. PDub

    PDub Prospective

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    Also remember that any AP score alone will not validate a class. If you score high enough on the validation test the AP score will not be necessary. It'll only help you validate, but it's not enough on its own.
     
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    Out of curiosity, is there a validation test for AP Physics C? I took Physics C: Mech and E&M. From the list of APs the academy recognizes and the scores they validate, it says that there is a validation test required you have to take in conjunction with what you got on the AP Exam. I didn't see one for AP Physics C Mech and EM nor did I see one for AP Biology as well. These are two classes I'd extremely like to validate out of and replace with higher classes.
     
  5. acesmom

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    Tennisfan...i was just on the AFA site last night looking at the catalog as my DS is awaiting his AP Amer Hist & AP Eng scores. Unfortunately most of the depts at AFA do not take 4's...a few do, but most require a 5 on the AP test and then you have to take a test to validate it. Good luck.
     
  6. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    You can validate the first Physics class (215? Can't remember all the numbers); my son did. However, it was after taking the Physics validation exam. He had taken it in a local U here and was glad to get it under his belt (Physics major now). I do not believe any score on an AP exam is enough to get you out of the validation test.
     

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