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  1. justasking101

    justasking101 New Member

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    Is it worth it to take classes like "College Algebra" and "Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry" or should I just be taking a college course like Pre-Calc. I have the option to take all 3 together or I can just take Pre-Calc. I dont want to take "College Algebra" and "Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry" if it wont help me with admissions.
     
  2. usafahopeful1

    usafahopeful1 Prospective Cadet 2017

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    Got to ask, since when is pre-calc a college course? Definitely take it! And see if you can get calc in as well (obviously the year after). If you are a junior, think of taking pre-calc over the summer, and fitting calc in next year. Lots of the kids in calc 1 at USAFA have actually already had a year of calc in hs, and still find it very challenging.
    I don't know your circumstances or anything, so please don't feel like I am asking the impossible or anything. But by us most people take at least pre-calc, if not calc in hs.
     
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    How much of the academy's calc course is not covered in a standard AP Calc AB and BC course? I've taken them both as a junior and really dunno what math to even take next year other than AP Stats, which isn't truly a math course, and AP Chem, which is rather dependent on math, although not as strict as I'd like.
     
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    Have you had trig and geometry? Stats is good, and algebra II is on the recommended list.
     
  5. justasking101

    justasking101 New Member

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    usafahopeful1 at University of Maryland College Park they offer Pre-Calc as a college class. It offers Pre-Calc as well as College Algebra and the class "trig and analytical geometry". I should have been clear, Im in college.

    Im wondering if I should take all three courses this semester or if I should I just take Pre-Calculus by itself?

    Would having "College Algebra" and "Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry" on my college transcript help with admissions at all?
     
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