College schedule

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  1. a2roxas28

    a2roxas28 Member

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    For the fall term, I am taking

    College Algebra
    Freshman Comp
    General Chemistry
    United States History

    Is this schedule adequate for an individual who is reapplying? Input would be appreciated.
     
  2. MemberLG

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    not knowing anything about you, not taking a calculus class worries me.

    Also, if you are attending a college full time, why only 4 courses? At West Point, your class load will be similiar to 5 to 6 courses at a regular college.
     
  3. a2roxas28

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    Here is my story

    I took AP calculus my senior year and managed a B during the whole year. At the college I am attending I had to take a placement test to be considered enrolling in a higher math class than college algebra. So today I took the test and did not reach the score needed. And even though I have a 26 on the math and took AP calculus, it does not matter.

    When I emailed my admissions team, the reccommened I take a math, english, history, and chemistry
     
  4. DHinNH

    DHinNH USMA 1989

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    I would think that 4 classes is plenty, as long as you're continuing/extending your extracurricular & leadership activities.
     
  5. a2roxas28

    a2roxas28 Member

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    there is really no extracurricular activities at the college I am attending. So mainly I'm focusing on my academics.
     
  6. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    Can you create something, a2roxas28?

    I know I'm in a High School environment, but that was the only viable solution I figured for the lack of ECs offered at my school.
     
  7. a2roxas28

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    I will probably have to check in with the student committee. But come to think of it, I can probably join their tutoring committee and help other students.
     
  8. DHinNH

    DHinNH USMA 1989

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    I was going to suggest exactly that.

    Also, note that extracurricular activities do not have to be associated with the college at all -- churches, community groups, charitable organizations, youth sports leagues, etc., they're always looking for help. Don't leave out elementary, middle, and/or high schools either.
     
  9. a2roxas28

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    Thanks for all those suggestions. I am also heavily involved with my local church. I just have one question. How can I add more activities once I already submitted in my CAR?
     
  10. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    Contact your Admissions Office. That's what I read somewhere, at least.
     

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