Double Major and Validating

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  1. dlee96

    dlee96 Member

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    Is it possible to major in Economics AND Chinese without validating any courses?

    Also, does anyone know the most current validating policies? I'm particularly interested in validating history and english. I heard that you only need a 4 on the APUSH exam to validate and an voluntary essay during Beast to validate English?

    Thanks!
     
  2. HydroJim

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    From what I've heard, you need a lot of credits validated if you want to pursue a double major. It's not easy but not impossible. Validation is a lot harder at the academies. They look at your AP scores and they have their own tests. I suppose someone who has been there done that could better answer the question but I gave it my best shot.
     
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    An AP score of 5 in European, US, or World History is necessary to proceed to validation. An AP Calculus, AB or BC, score of 4 or 5 is important in validating Calculus. An AP Chemistry score of 4 or 5 can be important in validating chemistry. English requires an AP score of 4 or 5, and a high SAT-V score for consideration to validate English composition.
     
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    As far as double major or major/minor, go onto the academics tab of the West Point website. It will tell you the required courses for each possible major. Realize that you will only have a few spaces for these electives each semester usually in your junior/senior years. Also realize that your diploma is going to look like everyone else's at graduation outside of your name and the state you came from.
     

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