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Life as a Cadet.

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Replies to: Life as a Cadet.

  • raimiusraimius Registered User Posts: 2,360 Senior Member
    Yes, I felt that I did not know Calc 2 well enough to go straight into calc 3.
  • NuvoNuvo Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    first time poster. yay!
    Sorry. anywho, how exactly do taking the AP tests help you in validating? excluding the obvious. I'm scheduled to take AP English and Calc tests in a few months. How exactly does that all work at the Academy?
    Any help appreciated. :)
  • raimiusraimius Registered User Posts: 2,360 Senior Member
    If you do well enough on the AP tests and decently on the tests during BCT, you validate courses. If you do well on th BCT tests, you can still validate. However, if you wouldn't have validated off the BCT tests, you can ask to validate with a high AP score.
  • hornetguyhornetguy Registered User Posts: 3,187 Senior Member
    And some classes like biology, english, econ, physics, etc. that don't have BCT validation tests can be validated with only AP tests. There is a validation test for physics you can take during the year.
  • cdk0089cdk0089 Registered User Posts: 253 Junior Member
    Im guessing a 3 wont hack it for validation? ;)
  • ZMAN07ZMAN07 Registered User Posts: 222 Junior Member
    What do you do when you're too sick to go to class, but not sick enough to have to be rushed to the hospital?
  • hornetguyhornetguy Registered User Posts: 3,187 Senior Member
    You go to the cadet clinich behind Fairchild hall and see the doctor. Usually get a form 18 for bedrest or training.
  • sipessipes Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    is there a limit to how much you can validate? im a freshman in college now and will be applying for the 2008 year. that means i will still have two more semesters of college after this one before i could possible get in. i am up to calc 3 and have college english, a variety of engineering classes, micro-economics, little electives that wont amount to much at the academy, and will take physics, more engineering classes, and more math classes in the coming semesters.

    i was also wondering what classes are possible to validate so i can try and get some of those in before fall 2008? thanks a lot!
  • CadCandMateusCadCandMateus Registered User Posts: 681 Member
    Applying for the 2012 class you mean.
  • sipessipes Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    yeah, sorry. wouldnt it actually be class of 2013? my first year would end in 2009, therefore graduation would be in 2013. or is that still just referred to class of 2012?
  • hornetguyhornetguy Registered User Posts: 3,187 Senior Member
    2013. No limit to validation as far as I know. I'm not sure if you can validate calc 3, but you will at least start there. I validated english 111 and have humanities 200 as an option instead of english 211. Um, engineering no. Physics yes. You'll just have to see I guess, or call here and find out!
  • CadCandMateusCadCandMateus Registered User Posts: 681 Member
    Right, typo.
  • cdk0089cdk0089 Registered User Posts: 253 Junior Member
    How well would u have to score just on the AP test, so when coupled with the validation test you could validate the class?
  • gglock08gglock08 Registered User Posts: 296 Junior Member
    They have a list on the USAFA site of all the AP tests and the scores required on them. Most are 4's or 5's (very few are just 5's), and they accept threes sometimes, I suppose they "interview" you about it and look at your BCT tests to see if you know enough even though you got a 3. Try to find that page, it helped me a lot.
  • sipessipes Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    im looking at the site now and im having a hard time finding that page, so if anybody finds it, could you put a link up? thanks, and ill do the same if i find it
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