Does the academy accept ap course credits?

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Theyellowfellow, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Theyellowfellow

    Theyellowfellow Member

    Feb 14, 2015
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    I'm currently a senior about to go into the academies and around this time is the time to register for ap tests.
    These are the courses I'm taking right now:
    Ap literature
    Ap European history
    Ap government

    Are there tests that I should and shouldn't take?
  2. USAFA83GradWife

    USAFA83GradWife Member

    Dec 19, 2013
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    I would take the tests for your Plan B/C/D schools anyway.

    The Academy will give you placement tests while you're in BCT. I honestly can't imagine that they'd let you place out of the history classes (military history), etc. Maybe someone who has gone through it has a better answer.
  3. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

    Jul 13, 2011
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    Each Academy addresses them slightly differently. And some of it will come down to the Dept accepting them. I would take them and if they end up allowing a validation great, you can open up your schedule. Although a 3 is generally accepted for most to "Pass" the exam, most SAs will want to a 4 and mostly a 5 in order to validate a course. For items such as Chem and Calc you will take a validation exam for placement in what level of class you will take. Also, there are small differences between each SA on these too. Take a look at each SA wesbite as they address validation.
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  4. 5Day

    5Day Member

    Nov 18, 2015
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    Here is a link to the USAFA AP course validation policy from the 2013-2014 catalog

    Specifically they would accept a
    5 in literature/composition or language/composition
    5 in European History
    I do not see government on the list

    The academy does not give credit for the course but rather you validate out of the course. This would free up your schedule to take other classes.

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