Math Vaildation

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  1. saf

    saf Member

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    If I received a 5 on AP Calculus BC last year, do I still need to take the validation test during plebe summer? I have sent in my scores and Collegeboard has notified me that naval academy has received my scores. I read that a 4 or higher validates calc 1 and 2 so I was just wondering.
     
  2. COmom

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    Yes, you'll be required to take the USNA test regardless of your AP score.
     
  3. Vista123

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    on the Online Mathematics Placement and Validation Exams webpage:

    Important
    You must take the placement exam, and, if qualified, the calculus validation exam, even if you both have taken an AP calculus exam with a score of 4 or 5 and you are certain that you had your scores sent to USNA.
    This policy ensures that you will be placed at the proper level even if there is some difficulty receiving your results in time for advising in July.
     
  4. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    The plebe regiment will be herded en masse into Dahlgren Hall the first few days of Plebe Summer to take English I and II, Calc I and II, and Chemistry I and II validation tests. Everyone goes together; those who have validated through AP will not be separated from the group.

    Those who do well on the initial validation tests for Chemistry and Calc will be invited later on to take Physics I and II and Calc III. Because AP scores will not be delivered until later in the summer, if you want to validate Calc III and Physics you must do well on the Calc I and II and Chem I and II tests administered by USNA.

    Language validation tests are administered a couple of weeks later, toward the end of first set. They are electronic multiple choice tests. The scores are processed and interpreted by the department. Despite what the internet says, it is possible to validate more than two years of a language; it is common for heritage speakers.

    Long story short: You will be taking the exams for English, Math, and Chemistry. You won't have a choice.

    That's how it worked last summer.
     
  5. saf

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    Thanks everyone for the info.
    I just wanted to make sure because I wanted to focus more on chem and physics.
    I thought sending my scores in april would allow me skip the calc1 and calc 2 validation test.
    Oh well i guess i just wasted 15 bucks then haha
     
  6. sandnnw

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    You didn't waste it, nothing wrong with being an over achiever either, where you are headed...well, you'll see.

    You sound like a future pilot my friend, redundancy is always a great thing to have...esp if you plan for NASA.

    http://history.nasa.gov/ap13rb/ap13index.htm

    :eek:
     

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