Does USMAPS test for math level at the beginning of the year? DD has already taken AP Calculus AB. Will she start at a lower math level or will she be able to continue working on calculus?
WP22, I assume you didn't intend this, but by posting this comment about "not the brightest" immediately after someone posted about their daughter as a USMAPS appointee and a serious question about the curriculum - I don't feel it moved the conversation forward in a positive way. There are current prep appointees and former prepsters who post here - if I were them, I would feel a bit taken aback by the categorization of their intellect.I thought prep school was for the kids who weren't the brightest?
Does anyone have an answer to this question? Will USMAPS test for math level and start student at the tested math level?Does USMAPS test for math level at the beginning of the year? DD has already taken AP Calculus AB. Will she start at a lower math level or will she be able to continue working on calculus?
A SA is very rigorous in the STEM area, but you have to be able to read and write too. I have no idea to the OP DD's situation, maybe English is a second language and a 25 was the score they got after raising it from an 18, but they got a 34 on the Math? It happens! Heck writing and speaking are probably the two biggest skills you can take away as an Army Officer. You soldiers won't care if you can solve a differential equation, but they will care if you can't write a LOR well enough that they don't get a school seat, promotion, award, etc. I do not know the OP's daughter, but I am sure she had a great resume and USMA wants her, but for some reason thinks a year at the prep school would help her. I do not know why USMA thinks prep would be a good year for her, but USMA has been in this business for a very long time and know what types of candidates will succeed. Prep schools are a great path to a SA. The candidates are high quality and bring all kinds of things to the table, just like a direct admit candidate does. Just a fun fact about Prep Schools... in 2006, USNA had a Midshipmen selected as a Rhodes Scholar. He had actually been a high school drop out, who enlisted in the Marines, attended NAPS and then thrived at USNA ultimately being selected for the Rhodes (OBTW... technically you don't have to be a high school graduate to attend USNA). If you attend a SA, you will meet people from all over the world who bring so many different things to the table outside of GPAs and test scores. This will teach you very quickly to not judge a book by its cover.I just found it weird that a student taking AP calc is going to prep school. If they can handle AP calc they can handle any math class at WP