Question for West Point, help please.

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  1. wondermom

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    We know the requirements for High School students, and have an specific question about the 2 years of Laboratory Science, my daughter take in 9th grade Biology and in 10th grade,Chemistry, but we are not sure if this is enough? or she will need to take another year of science ?, she is asking her school counselor this days, but they dont know,WP requirements, and she dont want to mess up her application with something she will not need, or missing a course, she will be taking 3 AP next year in Junior year and,College classes also, so schedule is pretty full, I will apreciatte any help.
     
  2. Jcc123

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    Most colleges, USMA included, like to see a year each of biology, chemistry and physics on your high school transcript. She should make an effort to take all three.
     
  3. wondermom

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    Ok thank you
     
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    Since there are probably 10's of thousands of colleges, your h.s. counselor can't be an expert in all of them and some may have only limited experience with service academies. WP publishes a lot of good info on their website that answers many of the most commonly asked questions.

    http://www.usma.edu/_layouts/AdmissionsGuide/#/4
     
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    1. Ask the mods to move this thread to USMA.
    ~ This forum is USAFA... Air Fore not Army aka WP aka USMA.

    2. Look at WP aka USMA and every SA as an Ivy league/high tier private college. The appointment rate is @16-18%. The difference between the two is you have an additional hurdle to clear. MOC Nomination.
    ~ You can't get an appointment without a nomination. Ending with only Chem is going to be a long shot for an MOC nomination when they can only nominate 10 and depending on where you live they could have 500/600/700+ for a Senator.

    3. The SAs are filled with appointees that have at least Physics, but also AP everything (Calc, Bio/Chem/Physics), same with English and History.

    4. For USAFA, and I assume USMA, Prior Academic Record (PAR) is 60% of their score. That aspect not only includes their course curriculum rigor, their rank, their cgpa, but also their SAT/ACT
    ~ Not moving forward with Science will hurt them on the ACT because the ACT is 4 composites compared to the SAT. 1 of them is science.

    Hope that helps.
     
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  6. wondermom

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    Thank you for all your valuable answers.
     
  7. buff81

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    For the Academic portion of your WCS, West Point does not use GPA, only test scores and class rank.
     
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