Letters of Reccomendation

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  1. USService11

    USService11 New Member

    Jan 17, 2015
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    I am a junior wanting to apply to USMA. I was confused if either USMA and/or USNA require letters of recommendation and if those letters must include a science teacher?

    I am not taking math this school year (as a junior) but I could sign up to take calculus at a community college to get the credits and recommendation letter (my school only offers up to Algebra 2 and you must take the rest at a community college). Should I try to take Calculus this semester rather than in the Fall so that I can get the letter as a junior? Should it matter if I take it now or in one semester? I am also taking a physiology class at the college so would that suffice as the science recommendation letter? Thank you.
  2. Dixieland

    Dixieland 5-Year Member

    Mar 10, 2010
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    West Point requires recommendations from a math, English, and chemistry or physics teacher. Physiology will not count as a science recommendation---only chemistry or physics.

    Be sure and check out the "stickies" at the top of the USMA forum page. There is lots of helpful information there.
  3. MemberLG

    MemberLG 5-Year Member

    Jan 4, 2011
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    To be technical, USMA is asking for teacher evaluation, not recommendations. Ideally, required subject teacher evaluation should come from recent teachers, but they can go back to your 9th grade. If you have not taken Physics or Chemistry, or those subject teachers have retired or moved away (cannot be I didn't get along with my Chemistry teacher) you can ask RC to use a different science teacher.

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