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Ap Economics/College Credit Transferable?

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by pchoi619, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. pchoi619

    pchoi619 5-Year Member

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    Hey guys,

    I am currently enrolled in AP Economics at my high school.

    My high school has a program where we can earn double (H.S. and college) credit if we take the course.

    Does West Point accept ANY transfer credits?

    I know they do not transfer most. But, just wondering if anyone had an answer.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Art.Perea

    Art.Perea 5-Year Member

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    Nearly every high school has AP/IB classes where you get college credit and no, they don't really accept it. If you do well on it, they put you in a harder version of the same class, depending on the course. For example, someone I know who graduated from WP did extremely well in chemistry on both the AP exam and the SAT subject test. So instead of regular chemistry, he got placed into advanced chemistry. You might be able to test out of a few classes I believe, but I don't know details. Basically, they give you a schedule. You can't really pick your own.
     
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    quadething 5-Year Member

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    No they don't. Doesn't matter what class it is, WP has their own way of doing things thats proven and works! you are tested to get into more or less difficult classes between r-day and the first day.
     
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    America's Finest 5-Year Member

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    USMA doesn't just accept transfer credits but they do offer you the chance to validate some classes so you don't have to take them. Most of these opportunities require an AP Test score of 4-5 in order to be considered.
     
  5. hawk

    hawk ButterBar Dad 5-Year Member

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    There are two links I'm aware of on this topic
    http://www.dean.usma.edu/AP/
    http://www.dean.usma.edu/departments..._info_page.htm

    The short version: AP's scores are used by faculty as one source of data in your validation decisions. 4+ appears to be where they start to help in most cases, but even 3's are considered for some. And for a few classes, it appears that very high AP scores (5) can result in direct validation.

    You will still have to take a full load, you just get to take classes required later or in some cases advanced tracks, etc.

    But read the website it's quite specific.

    Also, here is an excellent post from a 2014 plebe on validation/AP's:

    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/...35&postcount=7
     

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