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  1. adoloris

    adoloris Member

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    Hi, my son is a reapp to usna and is beginning his freshman year of college. He is taking all of the usna recommended courses with one exception--instead of calculus the college placed him in pre-calc. He has met with his advisor and the math dept. but they will not let him transfer to calc.( He did earn a B in calc AP in high school). His BGO told him that it would be much better for him to be in calc--that a B in Calc would be better than an A in pre-calc. and that calc would look better on his re-application. Is this a big deal? The kid is doing all that he can do(sports, extracurriculars,etc)--he can't change the college's rule and he is worried that this will diminish his chances for admission or make him a less competitive candidate. Any advice/opinions would be welcome
     
  2. pknguyen44

    pknguyen44 USNA '13, NAPS '09

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    he could get NAPS..i did the same thing after high school but instead of pre-calc, i did college-algebra and got NAPS last year..
     
  3. Zaphod

    Zaphod Founding Member

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    What college rule is preventing him from taking calc, especially if he took AP calc and did well in it? :confused:

    Sheesh, to have to do a year at Podunk U AND a year at NAPS for such a stupid reason would try even my dedication at the time...
     
  4. adoloris

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    I know, He's attending a private Jesuit college and taking all of the courses recommended by USNA. He also is on the cross country team and doing other school activities. I think he'll do just about anything to get into USNA. They could probably tell him to go to the Pascagoula (MS) shipyard and try to chew through one of the new composite hulls to test it for strength--and he would give it a try. He's is doing everything requested and then some. As a parent, I sometimes worry about him being rejected again but I am also proud of his focus, determination, dedication, and fidelity to his goal of attending USNA.
    thanks for listening
     

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