What's the USAFA validation course URL?

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by luckymacy, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. luckymacy

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  2. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    This is the closest I found to it:

    http://academyadmissions.com/#Page/Curriculum

    If you scroll down, you'll see the different classes/AP score requirements. They seem to have a set standard at USAFA for AP placement/validation, while everything else seems to be more on a case-by-case basis. My son had to submit his college grades and course descriptions to try to place out of several classes, and still had to take validation exams while there. Even having used the same textbook in one class and having gotten an A in the course wasn't enough to validate since he didn't do well enough on the exam (he had taken the class junior year in HS and hadn't reviewed it and took the validation exam on A day itself and was completely stressed at the time!). I probably wouldn't count on validating a lot - several of the AP classes he took (Physics B, US History, Stats) can help validate a class but may not depending on your major - since he's in an engineering field, none of them helped him, whereas he might have been able to use a Stats credit if he were in a less technical field. Similarly, US History is a 2/c elective that he has no reason to take or validate.
     
  3. bandit

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    when talking about validating. you need to also be clear on if you are thinking validating for credit, which is what I assume most people mean or simply not having to take a class.

    Most things you will not validate for credit. You simply will not have to take the class, but will take the next higher class.

    One of the english classes is one that actually can be validated. The trick however is you don't actually get the credit until after you take the class that comes after it.

    For example. My son validated chem. But he didn't get any credit for it. Instead, he had to take Chem 222 instead of taking Chem 1 & 2. Likewise for Calculus. He didn't get any credit for Calc 1 & 2, but instead got to start out at Calc 3.
     

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