Letter of Recomendation

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  1. USService11

    USService11 New Member

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    I am a junior wanting to apply to USNA. I was confused if either USMA and/or USNA require letters of recommendation and if those letters must include a science teacher?
    I am not taking math this school year (as a junior) but I could sign up to take calculus at a community college to get the credits and recommendation letter (my school only offers up to Algebra 2 and you must take the rest at a community college). Should I try to take Calculus this semester rather than in the Fall so that I can get the letter as a junior? Should it matter if I take it now or in one semester? I am also taking a physiology class at the college so would that suffice as the science recommendation letter? Thank you.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    USNA requires only LOR's from your Junior year, Math and English Teachers. USNA does not ask for a science LOR so the physiology class won't matter.

    Beyond that they also require your HS counselor and BGO to provide letters (all are done through the USNA portal).

    I would proceed with the community college plan for calculus as that will allow you to have a junior year math instructor. I would make sure that you regularly communicate with this professor so that he/she can provide informed feedback to USNA. Skipping math in your junior year would also make you "math stale" which is not good.
     
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    On my application this year, it said junior or senior math and English teachers.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    You are correct, I should have said Junior year or better. Thanks.
     
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    No problem! But I think your still right about taking math junior year, also your teacher can get to know you better before they write the LOR.
     

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