failing AP calc for the year

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by chipshandon, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. chipshandon

    chipshandon Banned

    Mar 26, 2009
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    I'm a senior with an appointment to USMA. overall i believe I was a strong candidate, being offered an appointment in november and attending SLS. This year I am taking 5 AP classes, but I am probably going to fail AP Calculus AB for the year. Will i be kicked out of west point in the middle of beast barracks?
  2. Just_A_Mom

    Just_A_Mom 10-Year Member

    Jul 9, 2006
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    Probably not. I have never heard of a New Cadet being asked to leave Beast because of senior grades. (doesn't mean it's never happened)
    It is a good idea to call your Regional commander and let him know what is going on. He can give you the "official" word that no one on this forum can give you.
    Chances are you were appointed for other reasons than that you were taking AP Calculus but it did impact the strenght of your application. Don't be afraid to talk to him.

    Calc is not a requirement but you will have to take it. Just so you know - you will take Math modeling in the fall and Calc I in the spring. This will be followed by more math yearling year.
    Sometimes kids in high school are just not "ready" for Calculus. When they retake it later they do much better.

    I urge you to do everything in your power to not fail this class. Don't give up on it. You do want to finish your senior year strong.

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