AP Tests

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  1. BatonRouge2018

    BatonRouge2018 New Member

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    Hello all,
    I have already received my appointment to the Class of 2018, and I'm currently enrolled in 5 AP classes. The deadline to register to take the AP tests at my school is Feb. 28th. From what I understand everyone takes the validation tests, so is there any reason for me to pay $91 per test to arrive at West Point and take the same exact validation test?
    AP classes currently enrolled in:
    Physics
    Calculus AB/BC
    European History
    American Government and Politics
    English IV (Literature and Composition)



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  2. Stevewar2

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    It is not the same validation test. If you do not have a 4/5 on a AP test then I don't think you can try to validate (I may be wrong). You can also try to validate if you did dual enrollment.
     
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    Plan B

    Also, if something happens and you don't end up at R Day - the AP test may be wanted for your Plan B. Just saying, a few people end up diverted at the last minute.
     
  4. BigBear

    BigBear Class of 2015

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    From what I remember, History did not have a validation test- they just used AP/college course credit
    Calc and Physics both have tests, but I think the AP scores go into your overall package to validate (i.e, if you don't do well but got a 5 on the ap calc test, you might still validate)
    English had a validation test. I forgot what the criteria was to get the invite to take it, but we were told we could go try even without the invite and I ended up validating
    I never got a straight answer from the Sosh department whether or not you could validate American Politics with a 5 on the AP gov test
     
  5. My3Sons2017

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    BatonRouge2018, ask yourself this question; "Would I take the AP exams if I was not accepted to West Point?". The answer is probably "YES!". You truly will need those scores to validate courses and YOU WANT TO VALIDATE EVERYTHING YOU CAN. I promise you will thank us later. Best of luck to you and congratulations on your appointment. Keep working hard!
     
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    See if you can find the Validation requirements online or called WP. Navy had theirs posted last year.
     
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