Designing your Course of Study
After indicating their choice of courses, newly accepted candidates work out a suitable educational program with the Office of the Dean of Students. In April of each year, all Juniors, Lowers, and Uppers meet with their advisers to plan their programs of study for the following year. These programs are then submitted for the approval of parents. Whatever their class (Junior, Lower, Upper, or Senior), students take courses as warranted by placement examination results and/or previous training. Newly admitted students may write placement examinations at home. If it seems advisable, a student may be dropped back, or promoted to a more advanced course, during the term.
The Academy makes every effort to meet students' and parents' requests for programs of study, but it reserves the right to place students in courses according to the judgment of the Office of the Dean of Students in consultation with the Academic Advising Committee or Department Chairs.
The number of students in any course may be limited; any announced course for which the enrollment is deemed insufficient may be withdrawn.