Associates Prior to West Point

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  1. AspiringWestPointMom

    AspiringWestPointMom New Member

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    Has anyone been accepted to WP with an associates degree already, if so how does that change the process? Do you only go to WP for two years? Do you go the full four and end up with a Masters?
     
  2. 845something

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    All 4 years and you end up with a BS. There are individuals that come with a full bachelors and they also graduate with a BS.
     
  3. Spud

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    There is more to it than that. The service academies have a core curriculum that all cadets/midshipmen take that is heavily oriented towards math and science (calculus, chemistry, etc.) as well as advanced English courses. A cadet may validate those courses already taken---that is "validate" as in take the final in the course and achieve a certain minimum grade---not transfer credits. In doing so, this frees up time to take advanced courses in the offered fields. It is possible by validating enough core courses to get a masters upon graduation but it is tough as most Associates are not that demanding.
     
  4. TheKnight

    TheKnight Class of 2014

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    West Point doesn't offer graduate degrees. The best thing you can get is two bachelors degrees by double majoring if you validate enough courses.
     
  5. Spud

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    I yield to my colleague on this one. Navy and AF are different in that the Academies award a BS and the Masters actually comes from a neighboring school.
     
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  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Little known fact.... it's "associate".... most people think it's possessive like a "bachelor's" or "master's" but.... it's not.
     
  7. dlynbid

    dlynbid New Member

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    My daughter Is active duty coming from An ROTC background with almost two years of college credits, it is STILL a four year program at WP. She can validate classes, but no actual credits transfer or apply.


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