Good morning everyone, To those of you still waiting, I wish you all the best. I got my appointment 2 weeks ago for the class of 2017. I had a few questions regarding plebe year, academics, and validating courses. I'm hoping to get some insight from anyone- particularly Midshipmen who have been through Plebe year before. I'll be going to USNA after doing 2 years of college as a civil engineering major. Therefore, I've taken a lot of the classes that are required at the Academy - especially the harder ones such as: calc 1-3, differential equations, chemistry, physics 1-2, statics, dynamics, and mechanics of materials. I'm concerned with what I can do/what I should do when it comes to class registration for plebe year. In particular - 1. How does the validation process work? Will the Academy take my college transcript into consideration during the validation process? 2. If I can validate any of these classes, should I? I know plebe year is a handful, but it might make it easier if I take the normal plebe academic load because I have been in those courses before. 3. I hear Ocean Engineering is the closest major that USNA has to civil engineering. Is this true? Has anyone taken any OE courses? How is the department? If there's anyone on this forum who has gone to USNA after a year or two at college, I would greatly appreciate it if they could share their experience with me, with regards to academics. Any other input is appreciated as well, thanks!