I read before that BGOs and the academy value what you do with your time over the summers but I was wondering if they prefer people having summer jobs or people volunteering. I'm a current sophomore trying to plan my summer and prepare myself for starting applications. Also, on an unrelated note, I saw on the academy's website that one way to validate chemistry is to score well on the AP biology exam. This confused me. Is this accurate? Why would the AP chemistry exam not count instead? Thanks!