Validation Paperwork

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  1. chriscross92

    chriscross92 Member

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    I am planning on validating US history because i scored a 5 on the AP, do i need to bring any paperwork on R-day to do so / is that something thats even addressed on r-day?
     
  2. scoutpilot

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    Someone with more recent experience can chime in, but that is not handled on R-day. That should have been handled through admissions already, if memory serves.

    Additionally, not taking U.S. History used to mean that you would take World History in its place. Someone call tell me if that has changed.
     
  3. Momof2cadets

    Momof2cadets Founding Member

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    ScoutPilot, you are correct, it is not handled on R-Day. The scores should have been sent to USMA already. My son validated US History three years ago, but I think he took a dirt class plebe year in it's place, and took the first year of his foreign language. They had to make that change because of the way classes are scheduled. I'm not sure he would do it again, since he ended up having Chem, Physics, and Calc back to back yuk year -- and notice those were not his strong suit... The law of unintended consequences bit him in the a** and he struggled adcademically yuk year because of it. Just consider how it will affect everything before you decide to validate classes, since almost everything at West Point is based on your grades and where you fall in the order of merit list.
     
  4. WAMom68

    WAMom68 Founding Member

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    If you have not sent your AP scores to West Point already take a copy of them with you. I had an unexpected call from my son early in Beast...no chit chat, he just called to give me the name and FAX number of a history prof so I could FAX his AP scores. Along with those scores and his placement test he placed out of US History.

    Scoutpilot you are correct...if you test out of US History they put you into yearling history as a plebe. No getting out of history classes. :wink:

    As far as validating classes - I think it depends upon the cadet and his/her goals. With my son knowing he was going to be a history major going in, it made sense to validate US History so he could get to his electives sooner. Unlike momof2cadets son, my son had chemistry as a plebe, physics and calc as a yearling.
     
  5. The Rooski

    The Rooski New Member

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    What if we took some AP exams senior year, but the scores don't arrive till July. Would it be too late to have them sent to West Point for possible validation?
     
  6. Momof2cadets

    Momof2cadets Founding Member

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    I assume you listed West Point as one of the places you wanted your scores sent. If not, you will may be able to do what WAMom discussed above.
     
  7. chriscross92

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    i took the AP as a JR. so i did not send the scores to USMA, i will definetly bring a copy with me, Thanks :thumb:
     
  8. BeatNavy

    BeatNavy USMA Cadet

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    If you took aps this year and listed usma to recieve your scores when you registered, they will get all of your ap tests you have taken
     
  9. green4life

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    S is junior this year and he validated out of History (one year) and Math (one semester) and I think they did that during BCT, taking some placement tests.

    Comment: Since USMA accepts persons from every part of the country, and not all of those have access to "AP everything" I get the sense the purpose is to put the "AP CALCULUS" plebes together and the Algebra II Plebes together, so that no one is way over their head or underchallenged. I will let you know of this results in more scheduling flexibility in the next couple of years. GA-BN. Hooah.
     

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