Validation Tests and AP Scores

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by WP2017, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. WP2017

    WP2017 New Member

    Apr 14, 2013
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    What classes are able to be validated and how? Which AP tests scores count/help in validating classes? I cannot find a definitive list anywhere.

    I heard it is optimal if you can validate chemistry, plebe history, and english. What scores does it take to do that?
  2. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

    Mar 8, 2011
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    If I recall correctly, and if they didn't change it -- you do a validation exam for Chemistry and English during Beast and you need a 5 in AP U.S. History to validate those classes.
  3. hawk

    hawk ButterBar Dad

    Jan 31, 2010
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    If you have AP tests with 4's or 5's it's worth bringing a printout to CBT. DS validated classes during the CBT testing, and again as a yearling. Some courses require testing & AP scores, but the one he validated as a yuk was based solely on his AP score. (Econ??)

    Most of the tests are a combination of validation & placement as the USMA course "sections" are stacked by proficiency. IE: the class session you are placed in will be with cadets of similar proficiency.

    By the way, if you constantly make a+ iin class they will move you up to a harder section midsemester in many classes. So don't try to sandbag! :smile: The Army will squeeze maximum learning out of you even if it means a lower GPA!

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