Hi All. I will be attending Marion Military Institute this Fall before going to West Point next Summer. I took almost all AP classes in high school, but I didn't take many AP tests. So this Fall at Marion, I am taking (for example), English 101. I didn't take the AP test for that in high school, even though I took AP Lang and AP Lit. During Plebe Summer next year, will I be able to validate English 101 if I took the placement test and did well on it? I absolutely don't mind taking 4 more years of english at West Point, I was just curious to see what options I would have. The same goes for Chemistry, Calculus, and History. I didn't take the AP tests, but I took them (AP) in high school and will be re-taking them this year at Marion. Also, even if I could validate, would I want to? I hear many mixed things about validation. I wouldn't want to barely validate a calculus course and then start off really poorly in a higher-level class. However, validating might help me clear up some of my schedule in the later years when I begin focusing on my major. Thank you for all the help.