College SOE's required?

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  1. Peter

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    Alright, USMA admissions finally realized that I'm actually a college student applying to USMA so they have reflected that in my candidate portal by asking for my college transcripts as well as a list of college activities. However, they have also added a button where I can add additional SOE's, even though the minimum requirement is 3 SOE's. I have 3 SOE's already: they're my math, English, and physics teacher from high school. So that should meet all the requirements (it did say minimum 3 SOE's).

    Because I am a college student, however, admissions has asked me to include SOE's from my college math, English, and chemistry/physics teacher. The problem is that I have credit towards freshman English for Virginia Tech, meaning that I don't have to take freshman English because I placed out of it, thanks to my high AP Language & Comp. scores. On the other hand, by placing out of it, I don't know if this would be frowned upon by West Point because I am not only deviating away from the course load of a typical West Point plebe (or is the credit I earned from the high test scores going to reflect on my transcript?), but I would also not have a contact for an English SOE. Should I accept the credit and place myself out of English? Though, I really don't want to deny the credit because I worked hard to get the high AP score...plus that would mean I would have to pay more for my tuition and I would have to take an unnecessary class, seeing that I already placed out of it.
     
  2. mom3boys

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    Peter, pick up the phone and call admissions and ask them. They are the only one that can give you a definitive answer to your questions.
     
  3. Peter

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    Well the thing is I e-mailed admissions and they haven't responded. I called admissions and I get referred to an answering machine. Thought maybe you guys would know and would provide a faster response.
     
  4. Iwheel

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    Yeah, Peter, call them.
    I know you probably have already tried. Sometimes you get the answer machine. You will continue to try. I have also tried entering a different zip code of 02140 (we came from MA) and Ms. Rush was there more often. Son originally apologized for pushing a different zip but she was fine and great to answer questions. At times, she would asked us to send stuff to her attention (we are no longer in MA). She knew we had to talk to someone to get helped by the admissions. They work as a team to help. But the phone system doesn't seem to automatically transfer you to those who are available, IMHO.
     
  5. Peter

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    That's a good idea. I should start talking to the other admission officers. I was able to talk to the SE admissions officer this morning at about 7:45 just when the offices opened. Throughout the day, I had different questions popping out, and I guess he became busy with calls later on.
     
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    Yeah, gather those questions together so you can have them answered all at one call. They get a lot of calls. Good luck.
     
  7. Szpieg

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    Call your regional commander directly if you want a straight correct answer...
     

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