Not Taking English..... Uh Oh

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by anonymousgoat, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. anonymousgoat

    anonymousgoat 5-Year Member

    Apr 14, 2009
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    Originally I was signed up fro English IV AP this year, but due to a scheduling conflict between my classes (I want to take Physics AP C, Calculus AP BC, and Dual Credit CISCO Networking) it was impossible. So instead I am taking English 12 Credit-By-Exam through Texas Tech University. This will satisfy my English credit for graduation, does anyone know if it will be frowned upon by the service academies, which require 4 years of high school coursework in English minimum. Does this meet that requirement? Do I need to explain to the academies I'm applying to why I am not taking a formal English class?

    I don't know if it helps, but here is some additional information.

    I have received all A's in all my classes so far, including English.
    I received a 4 on the English Language and Composition AP test.
    I received a score of 790 on the Reading Section of the SAT I.

    My course load for this year is currently: Physics C AP, US Gov AP, Calculus BC AP, Symphonic Band, Networking Technologies Dual Credit (Two block course), Statistics AP.

    The courses I'm taking, I'm taking because I want to and because I'm interested in these areas. It still is possible for me to drop Networking or Physics and switch into an English IV class, but I rather not.

    Thanks in advance for any thoughts or suggestions you can give.
  2. USNA1982BGO

    USNA1982BGO 5-Year Member Retired Staff Member

    Jul 24, 2009
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    This is a situation where I would not want to be second guessing what Admissions will accept. I suggest that you to call the Academy directly and speak with someone in the Candidate Guidance Office. Your question is very unique and I'm sure they will be happy to assist you.

    Candidate Guidance Office
    United States Naval Academy
    117 Decatur Road
    Annapolis, MD 21402-5018
    (410) 293-4361
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2009
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    I agree with the above advice (contacting CGO). One note, if you can switch English for AP Statistics, do so. USNA does NOT consider Statistics to be a math course and really doesn't care whether or not you take it. I know a lot of folks may disagree with that position -- I know it's "like" math and uses math, is hard, etc., but it is what they told BGOs this summer.

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