Failing a class

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  1. evenwill

    evenwill New Member

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    What is the recourse for a 1st year (4th class) cadet at USCGA failing a class?
     
  2. BR2011

    BR2011 USAFA Cadet

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    Retake it in the summer
     
  3. evenwill

    evenwill New Member

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    So it is not a deal-breaker, i.e., dis-enrollment? Must calculus be passed at some point or are there other options?
     
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    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    Calculus is a required class for all cadets, there are no alternatives. The minimum for all cadets is Calculus II. BR2011 is correct, there is a summer school program over the summer where you can retake classes. I would say that you cannot get kicked for failing on course over the first semester, but failing multiples classes can lead to disenrollment.

    All fourth class cadets take calculus I first semester, unless they validate. There is a second calculus one course during second semester where all of those cadets who have failed retake the course. Then, depending on the their major, they will take Calculus I in summer school. If the cadet is a government or management major, they will take calculus two first semester of their third class year.

    I would recommend getting help as quickly as possible. There are plenty of tutors and staff willing to work with you.
     
  5. evenwill

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    To trackandfield08: Can you reread your answer for me and help me be clear? If Calc I is failed 1st semester, then they retake Calc I in the second semester of their first year? Then what? Calc II in the summer? I think maybe that is what you meant.

    Is Calc I just one semester and Calc II is just one semester?
     
  6. USCGA13STN

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    If you fail Calc I first semester you will take it second semester. Then possibly Calc II in summer school. However, in the current environment I would not recommend planning on failing a class at all. There is no guarantee you will be retained.

    You can start by taking off a pre/calc basic calc class before Calc I. that's also a possibility.
     
  7. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    Sorry about the confusion in my post, USCGA13 made it easier to understand.

    First Semester: Fail Calculus I
    Second Semester: Retake Calculus I

    Summer School: Take Calculus II (Unless Government or Management major where you will then take Calculus II in the first semester of your third class year)

    Each course is only one semester long, unless enrolled in Intro to Calculus.

    I agree with USCGA13 though, it is not an ideal situation to be failing classes right now. There are little to no second chances due to a need for less people in the service.
     

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