Computer Science/ Programming question

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  1. cougar64

    cougar64 Member

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    On the web site it says that 1 year in computer science is required and 1 year of programing is suggested. My highschool offers neither of these. I am currently in PC Management/ Maint. Is is important that I schedual to take Computer Science or Programing on line or at my local college during the summer?
     
  2. buffalo

    buffalo USAFA 2013

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    No. I didn't go in with any comp sci experience. Shouldn't be necessary to have on the transcript.
     
  3. futureAFA

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    Along those lines how important are math classes versus lets say, english or history. To put it in context I am taking Honors Geometry, and Statistics (senior level class, not necessarily hard though). So I have two years of math this year, but I only have standard level history and english. Ill probably end up with a 3.6ish unweighted GPA. Is that what I should be going for, or should I be doing more honors/AP classes? Or should I be pushing to get Programming if at all possible?

    Thanks for all the help!
     
  4. Roman

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    Don't worry about having programming experience. The language used by the core class is exclusive to the Academy. I'd say it's more important to have a good math, reading, and writing ability. Also, it is possible to validate the class without programming knowledge; there were only 18 of us who validated from 2014 though.
     

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