Originally I was signed up fro English IV AP this year, but due to a scheduling conflict between my classes (I want to take Physics AP C, Calculus AP BC, and Dual Credit CISCO Networking) it was impossible. So instead I am taking English 12 Credit-By-Exam through Texas Tech University. This will satisfy my English credit for graduation, does anyone know if it will be frowned upon by the service academies, which require 4 years of high school coursework in English minimum. Does this meet that requirement? Do I need to explain to the academies I'm applying to why I am not taking a formal English class? I don't know if it helps, but here is some additional information. I have received all A's in all my classes so far, including English. I received a 4 on the English Language and Composition AP test. I received a score of 790 on the Reading Section of the SAT I. My course load for this year is currently: Physics C AP, US Gov AP, Calculus BC AP, Symphonic Band, Networking Technologies Dual Credit (Two block course), Statistics AP. The courses I'm taking, I'm taking because I want to and because I'm interested in these areas. It still is possible for me to drop Networking or Physics and switch into an English IV class, but I rather not. Thanks in advance for any thoughts or suggestions you can give.