Hi all. I am new to the forum My son will be applying to USMA at the end of the year. He is a junior now. One of the the patterns that I have seen after reading the forum is posts about math and science, and their importance when applying. My son does just fine in math and science, but he isn't at an advance level. He took Algebra 1 freshman year, Geometry sophomore year, and is taking Algebra 2 this year. He will take Pre-Calc next year. For science, he has taken Physics and Bio, and will take Chem next year. Many students on the forum seem to have taken more advanced sciences. My son just followed the pattern that his advisers told him to take. Why is it that there is so much of an emphasis placed on math and science? There must be cadets at USMA that were not stars at math. Im worried that because my son followed the curriculum offered to him at his school, that he will not be competitive. He has won many awards in humanities courses and is in very advanced courses for that. Is it best now to focus on other schools because he isn't a great math and science student? Hi hear is with the military, and I want him to do well. However, I don't want him to cram his schedule with math or science classes that will ruin his last years of high school. Any advice is welcome.