Appointment threatened?

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  1. Air Force

    Air Force New Member

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    Hi, I am a recruited athlete and already have an appointment to USAFA.
    Here is my problem, I am currently standing at a C in AP Calculus (it's an elective class at our school; NOT required), and I am seriously worried about the possibility of losing my appointment IF I end up failing the class ( yes that is my only bad grade:) just in case your wondering how I got into USAFA). I am doing everything in my power to make sure I pass. WILL I LOSE MY APPOINTMENT IF I FAIL AP CALC?? :eek:
     
  2. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    As I recall, you'll tell the nice people at USAFA what your final semester and yearly grades are, and if there is a C in place, you'll probably be ok. If there is a D there, you are probably ok as long as there is only one. If you fail, it's up to them. As stated above, this is from memory; if you go back into the archived threads, this does happen 'bout every year. See what the upshots were for those who have gone before you.

    What seems to be the problem in this class? It's not likely to be easier at USAFA.
     
  3. Positivity

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    To be honest, I have taken dual credit courses and AP level courses; the AP courses are by far harder. I am unsure of why this is. However, I took these classes at a community college and I expect the rigors at an academy to be very tough, much harder than what I currently take. Just something odd I thought I might add, in OP's defense:wink:
     
  4. USCGA2017hopeful

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    The solution to your problem: Don't fail.

    There are plenty of ways that you can ensure that you pass the class. Talk to your teacher and explain to them that you are having difficulty and failing is not okay with you. They WANT to help you pass. Put in the extra work by attending extra tutoring classes with the teacher, making up work, or getting help from a friend. If you want to pass bad enough, you will pass. Especially since this is your only bad grade, you will be able to focus on improving in that one class.

    From a student whose school program consists of long nights almost every night, you have to do what it takes to get the grade you want. Work hard enough and seek help, and you will pass. Guaranteed.
     
  5. FlyingFuzz

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    Failure is not an option. It's obvious that your are a bit stressed out over this, but this is the time when the boys are separated from the men. If you want the appointment badly enough you will find a way to pass. Good luck mate!
     
  6. Air Force

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    Thank you everyone for the advice! Much appreciated. Thankfully I'm not currently failing... Phew.
     
  7. FlyingFuzz

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    Doh, I can't believe I wrote "your" instead of "you're".
     
  8. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    As a recruited athlete (depending on the sport) it may not even be an issue.
     
  9. Texasrocks

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    DS was recruited athlete with appointment got a 68 in calc AB first semester (failing.) Told coach and he let admissions know. They told him to show progress in second semester, he ended up with a 74 or so second semester. He took it at the academy and got a B and has around a 3.0 now. Lesson is to show effort and fortitude in brining your grade up and learn from your mistakes. Anyone that admissions selects is capable of passing at the academy - it is just a matter of effort IMHOP.
     
  10. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    Though I was able to use BC Calc to advance to Calc three when I was a 4 dig, I can say by the experience of my peers at the time (and of the underclassmen I helped later), the Calc 1 and 2 courses at USAFA were much more difficult than the AP AB/BC Calc courses I took in high school. I'll add my high school was one of USAFA's higher ranked ones, so no one can hide behind the excuse of a better high school. ;)

    Not only should you bust butt and put in enormous effort to pull up your grade, you should do it because calculus at USAFA will be no easier and is one of the standard courses resulting in academic probation or dismissal.
     

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