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Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by gavsaumure, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. gavsaumure

    gavsaumure NROTC/USNA Applicant 5-Year Member

    Sep 20, 2010
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    I am having difficulty finding an institution that offers the flexibility of taking a single class (calculus for this matter) for college credit. Does such a program even exist? Or is there something else I could do?

    You see, just last week I was contacted by a BGO who told me that USNA had accepted me as an official candidate. When I expressed my surprise (for I had not contacted anyone at USNA), he clarified that USNA and NROTC share information, particularly NROTC applicants. LT Lomax told me that USNA had reviewed my 2011 NROTC application and that they had made me an official candidate (I guess I qualified in some ways). He says I should have received an Official Candidacy packet, but I did not receive it because the supposed packet was sent to my old address across the country.

    Anyways, aside from the nomination and the sending of transcripts and SAT scores that I am working on, I still need a calculus credit under my belt. This puts me in a bit of a pickle because I am a 2010 high school graduate, and I do not know where I could take a calculus class to pick up a single college credit.

    If anybody has an answer for me, or if my story seems a little fishy (I am still surprised), please reply. I do not plan to miss this chance, so I would like to do my best to fulfill the requirements.

    Thank you for your time.
  2. 1964BGO

    1964BGO 5-Year Member

    Nov 27, 2009
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    Congratulations! I would suggest you start iquiring of your local community colleges regarding the availability of a calculus coures. Are you certain that this is your only deficiency? That might be a good question to ask of your RD.
  3. goldfarb1

    goldfarb1 5-Year Member

    Dec 23, 2009
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    Okay first let me make a clarification. An official candidate is not an acceptance. It just means you will be considered for admissions.

    Now with regards to Calc. It isn't a 100 percent requirement. But it is going to make you a strong applicant. Are you working? Or in school? If so, maybe go to a community college through a minimester? Do the class online through CC?
  4. nsiderbam

    nsiderbam USNA c/o '14 5-Year Member

    Sep 23, 2009
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    I didn't take a calc class and I got in her just fine. As long as you're a strong candidate in every other facet I really wouldn't worry about it.

    Aside from that, don't be too worried that if you don't take calc you won't be prepared for the classes here. We just had our first real test in calc 1 and I, the only person in the class who had never taken calc outside of USNA, got the highest grade. No worries.

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