Validation of credits

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  1. Ratdawg81

    Ratdawg81 Member

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    If a plebe is able to validate x amount of credits does that mean he/she will have a lighter academic load during a semester? or do they just take something else?
     
  2. USNAhopeful2018

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    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that they would just take something else. But it will possibly lower the later required courses.. Giving more freedom with schedule and such.
     
  3. JShawshank

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    Other threads have said that validating gives flexibility in 2nd and 1st class years. For Plebe and youngster years, Mids will just be put into higher level classes. Validation allows Mids the opportunity to double major, start grad school studies (VGEP), etc.
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Mids must take at least 15 credit hours a semester. If you validate, you can have a lighter load in later years (15 hrs vs. 18+) or, as noted, you can double major, have a better chance to take graduate education, etc.
     
  5. riveranduin

    riveranduin row well and live

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    That's the case. I'm a plebe who validated both semesters of Chem, a semester of Calc and 4 semesters of Spanish. I'm a semester ahead in Calc, meaning I will be done with my core math requirements a semester early. By validating Chem I was able to take both plebe social studies classes (Naval History and US Government) fall semester, and take youngster history (Western Civ) and Physics I this semester. By validating Spanish I got rid of a couple credits I'll have to take down the road, and opened up my options for a Spanish minor.

    I'm planning to major in something that isn't really conducive to VGEP or Study Abroad, but it will still be nice to have a lighter schedule as a firstie. (About 15 credits a semester rather than 18.)
     

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