Class 2021 final week of Beast, 4th phone call: DS explains that registering for Calculus requires an AP test independent of the Beast math placement test, contrary to the many posts here discussing the merits of starting the fall with Calculus I or Calc II - thus, AP testing seems to be a USMA requirement for entering, not skipping, Calc I. DS did not have calculus at his high school, so signed up for the state university new online calculus, whose educrats were opaque about offering only one semester of calculus - if we had to do it again, he would have signed up for the old established community college calc program. thus, with only one semester he never even thought about taking an AP test. DS thought he still might be able to start this fall with calculus, but is not sure how to accomplish that. Is this concern of his a Cadre thing or is this something he can troop over to an office to petition? "The 12 mile march wasn't hard... not hard at all. We had TWO breaks. One break was TWO hours long. I wasn't hungry. I had twelve cliff bars. My leg kind of hurts. I think it'll be alright. our Cadre bought us a lot of food when we got back." DS asked his mother for permission to buy a water bottle from the cadet store. Cell phone reception (Verizon) was very bad.