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Each candidate thus selected will be authorized by the War Department to report for the regular Military Academy entrance examination, which he must undergo in competition with the entire number of National Guard candidates, the available vacancies being awarded to those physically qualified candidates making the highest proficient averages in the order of merit established at the last-mentioned examination, irrespective of the State, Territory, or District to which their organizations may belong. The selection being made throughout by competition, alternates can not be considered under any circumstances.
From the Regular Army.—To be off. for appointment from the Regular Army, an applicant must be an enlisted man thereof, and must, at date of admission, be between the ages of 19 and 22 years, and have served as an enlisted man in the Army not less than one year. It is not essential that the service shall have been continuous; therefore, prior Army service may be counted in determining a soldier's eligibility. Those applieants who contemplate enlistin in the Army for the purpose of being appointed to the Military Academy ...; do so early enough to enable them to acquire the year of service by the date of admission in the year during which they desire to enter.
The candidates nominated for cadetships allotted to the enlisted men of the Regular Army shall not exceed three times the number of existing vacancies and shall be equitably distributed among the territorial departments and corps areas by the War Department. If the number of applicants in any department or corps area exceeds the share allotted to it by the War Department, the candidates in such department or corps area will be chosen from the successful competitors in a PRELIMINARY ExAMINATIon to be held between December 1 and December 15, such examination to be of a scope and nature similar to the regular examination for entrance to the United States Military Academy."
ach such candidate will be authorized to report for the regular Militar
Academy entrance examination, which he must undergo in competition o, the entire number of Army candidates, the available vacancies being awarded to those physically qualified competitors making the highest proficient averages, in the order of merit established at the last-mentioned examination, without regard to the territorial department or corps area from which designated. The selection being made throughout by competition, alternates can not be considered under any circumstances.
REGULAR ENTRANCE EXAMINATION.
The regular Military Academy entrance examination is held beginning on the first Tuesday in March each year, only one such examination being scheduled annually. ło, candidate (unless appointed from the Regular Army) designated to take that examination will receive from the War Department a letter of appointment, and he must appear for examination at the time and place designated therein, before a board of Army officers convened by the War Department. Enlisted men appointed from the Regular Army receive authority from their respective department or corps area commanders to report for examination, and must report at the time and place specified.”
The Filipino candidates selected for appointment shall, unless otherwise notified by the War Department, appear for mental and physical examination on the second Tuesday in January of each year before a board of Army officers to be convened at such place in the Philippine Islands as the commanding general of the Philippine Department may designate.
There are two methods of meeting the educational requirements for admission to the Military Academy, viz, by successfully passing the regular entrance examination, or by submitting a satisfactory educational certificate in lieu thereof.
Admission by examination.—Those appointees who enter by examination must show that they are well versed in algebra, to include quadratic equations hind progressions, and in plane geometry, English grammar, composition and literature, and general and United States history.
The schedule of the examination is as follows:
First day.—Report and instructions, 9 a.m. to 11 a. m., 2 hours. History, 1.30 to 5.30 p.m., 4 hours.
1 In the Philippine De ent the preliminary examination will be held between Nov. 1 and Nov. 15. * The board before which a candidate is directed to appear will be the one convened at the place nearest or most convenient to his home or to the school at which he is in regular attendance.
Second day.- Algebra, 9 a: m. to 1 p.: m., 4 hours. English grammar, composition and literature, 1.30 to 5.30 p. m., 4 hours. Third day.-Geometry, 9 a. m. to 1 p. m., 4 hours.
(For a more complete description of the examination and for sample questions see pp. 12 to 30.)
Admission by certificate.---The Academic Board will consider and may accept in lieu of the regular mental examination:
(1) A properly attested certificate (Form II) that the candidate has gradu: ated from a preparatory school or public high school accredited by the United States Military Academy, provided that he has in his school work shown proficiency in subjects amounting to not less than 14 units of the lists given below.
Of the 14 units, 2 must be in algebra, 1 in plane geometry, 1} in English grammar and composition, 14 in English literature, and 2 in history. The remaining 6 units may be chosen from the list of optional subjects given hereafter, but can not include commercial or other subjects not included in the list.
If a scrutiny of the certificate submitted shows evidence of low grades or of graduation at an irregular date, the certficate will be rejected.
(2) A properly attested certificate (Form II) that the candidate is in actual attendance in his senior year at a preparatory school or public high school accredited by the United States Military Academy, and has satisfactorily completed three and one-half years' work at such school, provided that the certificate shows specifically by subjects and units the work already completed and also that to be completed by graduation, and provided that the course which he is pursuing will, when completed, show proficiency in subjects amounting to not less than 14 units of the list given below and that the certificate includes a statement to that effect; also provided that of the 14 units, 2 must be in algebra, I in plane geometry, 14 in English grammar and composition, 1} in English literature, and 2 in history. The remaining 6 units may be chosen from the list of optional subjects given hereafter, but can not include commercial or other subjects not included in the list. If a scrutiny of the certificate submitted shows low grades, it will be rejected.
A candidate submitting a certificate showing actual attendance at and prospective graduation from a preparatory school or public high school must as a condition of admission continue his course of study, and at the time of entrance to the Military Academy submit his diploma or other formal evidence of graduation. Failure to submit such evidence of graduation will disqualify the candidate for entrance.
(3) A properly attested certificate (Form I) that the candidate is a regularly enrolled student in good standing without condition in a university, college, or technical school accredited by the United States Military Academy, provided that the entrance requirements of the course he is pursuing require proficieney in subjects amounting to not less than 14 units of the list given below.
If attendance at college extends over a semester, the full record of academie work at the college, giving subjects taken and grades attained in each, must be submitted on Form I.
Candidates who have taken work in a college or university must submit a certificate, Form I, covering college work. If the college certificate covers one or more complete semesters with grades, it need not be accompanied by a certificate, Form II, covering the candidate's work in high school or preparatory school. If, however, the college certificate, Form I, covers less than one complete semester's work, it must be accompanied by a certificate, Form II, covering the candidates' work in high school or preparatory school. When both college and high school certificates are submitted, they will be considered together.
A certificate indicating enrollment in or admission to an institution at any other time than that specified in the college register for regular admission or enrollment will not be accepted. If a scrutiny of the certificate submitted shows low grades, the certificate will be rejected.
(4) A properly attested certificate (Form III) from the College Entrance Examination Board that the candidate has shown proficiency in the examinations set by the board in subjects amounting to 14 units from the lists given below. If a scrutiny of the certificate submitted shows low grades, the certificate will be rejected.
The lists of subjects and the corresponding weights in units are as follows:
History, D Any two...
(a) REQUIRED. Every certificate must show evidence of proficiency in the following subjects: Units.
Units. Mathematics, A1.
1 History, A Mathematics, A2
1 History, B Mathematics, C. 1 History, c
2 English, A...
11 English, B 11 History, E
8 History, F)
(6) OPTIONAL. The remaining 6 units may be supplied from among the following subjects and no
Units. Mathematics, B.
Either Mathematics, D.
French, B (Intermediate) one,
2 Mathematics, E.
French, BC (Inter. and adv. but not
both. Mathematics, F
German, A (Elementary)---
2 History, A History, B
German, B. (Intermediate)-S Fither
1 History, clAny not submitted
2 1 German, BC(Inter.and adv.) but not
both. History, D among required 1 Spanish
2 History, E subjects. 1 Physics
1 History, F) (1 Chemistry
1 *Latin, 1 (Grammar) 1 Biology
1 Latin, 2 (Elementary Comp.) 1 Botany.
1 Latin, 3 (Second year). 2 Physical geography
1 Latin, 4 (Cicero)
1 Drawing (freehand or mechanical) 1 Latin, 5 (Virgil) 1 Zoology
1 Greek, A1 (Grammar)
1 Greek, A2 (Elementary Comp.). French, A (Elementary)-
35 DEFINITION OF CERTAIN OF THE SUBJECTS CONTAINED IN THE FOREGOING LISTS.
A1. ALGEBRA TO QUADRATICS. ONE UNIT.
Factoring, determination of highest common factor and lowest common multiple by factoring.
Fractions, including complex fractions, and ratio and proportion.
Linear equations, both numerical and literal, containing one or more unknown quantities. Problems depending on linear equations.
Radicals, including the extraction of the square root of polynomials and numbers. Exponents, including the fractional and negative.
A2. QUADRATICS AND BEYOND. ONE UNIT. Quadratic equations, both numerical and literal.
Simple cases of equations, with one or more unknown quantities that can be solved by the methods of linear or quadratic equations.
Problems depending on quadratic equations.
The formulas for the nth term and the sum of the terms of arithmetical and geometrical progressions, with applications.
It is assumed that pupils will be required throughout the course to solve numerous problems which involve putting questions into equations. Some of these problems should be chosen from mensuration, from physics, and from commerical life. The use of graphical methods and illustrations, particularly in connection with the solution of equations, is also expected.
* Not to exceed 4 units will be credited for Latin studies.
B. ADVANCED ALGEBRA, ONE-HALF UNIT. Permutations and combinations, limited to simple cases. Complex numbers, with graphical representation of sums and differences.
Determinants, chiefly of the second, third, and fourth orders, including the use of minors and the solution of linear equations.
Numerical equations of higher degree, and so much of the theory of equations, with graphical methods, as is necessary for their treatment, including Descartes' rule of signs and Horner's method, but not Sturm's functions or multiple roots.
C. PLANE GEOMETRY. ONE UNIT. The usual theorems and constructions of good textbooks, including the general properties of plane rectilinear figures; the circle and the measurement of angles; similar polygons; areas; regular polygons and the measurement of the circle.
The solution of numerous original exercises, including loci problems.
D. SOLID GEOMETRY. ONE-HALF UNIT. The usual theorems and constructions of good textbooks, including the relation of planes and lines in space; the properties and measurement of prisms, pyramids, cylinders, and cones; the sphere and the spherical triangle.
The solution of numerous original exercises, including loci problems.
E. TRIGONOMETRY. ONE-HALF UNIT. Definitions and relations of the six trigonometric functions as ratios; circular measurement of angles.
Proofs of principal formulas, in particular for the sine, cosine, and tangent of the sum and the difference of two angles, of the double angle and the half angle, the product expressions for the sum of the difference of two sines or two cosines, etc.; the transformation of trigonometric expressions by means of these formulas.
Solution of trigonometric equations of a simple character.
Theory and use of logarithms (without the introduction of work involving infinite series).
The solution of right and oblique triangles and praetical applications, including the solution of right spherical triangles.
F. PLANE TRIGONOMETRY. ONE-HALF UNIT. This subject is the same as the preceding except that no topics from spherical trigonometry are included.
ENGLISH A AND B. The study of English in the school has two main objects: (1) Command of correct and clear English, spoken and written; (2) ability to read with accuracy, intelligence, and appreciation.
GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION. ONE AND ONE-HALF UNITS. The first object requires instruction in grammar and composition. English grammar should ordinarily be reviewed in the secondary school; and correct spelling and grammatical accuracy should be rigorously exaeted in connection with all written work during the four years. The principles of English composition governing punctuation, the use of words, sentences, and paragraphs, should be thoroughly mastered; and practice in composition, oral as well as written, should extend throughout the secondary school period. Written exercises may well comprise letter writing, narration, description, and easy exposition and argument. It is advisable that subjects for this work be taken from the student's personal experience, general knowledge, and studies other than English, as well as from his reading in literature. Finally, special instruction in language and composition should be accompanied by concerted effort of teachers in all branches to cultivate in the student the habit of using good English in his recitations and various exercises, whether oral or written.
LITERATURE. ONE AND ONE-HALF UNITs.
The second object is sought by means of two lists of books headed, respectively, reading and study, from which may be framed a progressive course in literature covering four years. In connection with both lists, the student should be trained in reading aloud and be encouraged to commit to memory some of the more notable passages both in verse and in prose. As an aid to literary appreciation he is further advised to acquaint himself with the most important facts in the lives of the authors whose works he reads and with their place in literary history.
The aim of this course is to foster in the student the habit of intelligent reading and to develop a taste for good literature, by giving him a first-hand knowledge of some of its best specimens. He should read the books carefully, but his attention should not be so fixed upon details that he fails to appreciate the main purpose and charm of what he reads.
(a) Ancient history, with special reference to Greek and Roman history, and including also a short introductory study of the more ancient nations and the chief events of the early Middle Ages, down to the death of Charlemagne (814), one unit.
(b) Mediaeval and modern history, from the death of Charlemagne to the present time, one unit.
(c) Modern history, one unit.
(d) English history, one unit.
(e) American history, one unit.
(f) American history and civil government, one unit.
UNIT OF ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS.
In order to facilitate the comparison of admission requirements with one another the board has given its approval to the following statement, formulated by the National Conference Committee on Standards of Colleges and Secondary Schools, descriptive of a unit of admission requirements:
A unit represents a year's study in any subject in a secondary school, constituting approximately a quarter of a full year's work. A four-year secondaryschool curriculum should be regarded as representing not more than 16 units of work.
This statement is designed to afford a standard of measurement for the work done in secondary schools. It takes the four-year high-school course as a basis, and assumes that the length of the school year is from 36 to 40 weeks, that a period is from 40 to 60 minutes in length, and that the study is pursued for four or five periods a week; but under ordinary, circumstances a satisfactory year's work in any subject can not be accomplished in less than 120 sixty-minute hours or their equivalent. Schools organized on any other than a four-year basis can, nevertheless, estimate their work in terms of this unit. (From Document No. 93, College Entrance Examination Board. Address for further information, 431 West One hundred and seventeenth Street, New York City.)
Candidates from the United States at large, the Regular Army, and the National Guard may submit certificates, but such certificates will be considered only in case the vacancies from those sources, respectively, for that year are not filled by the admission of candidates who qualified as a result of the regular examination.
Certificates should be submitted not later than February 1. A certificate received between February 1 and the examination will receive consideration, but, in view of the short time left to the academic board to investigate its value, no assurance will be given that such certificate can be acted on in time to exempt the candidate from the mental examination.
Candidates who submit certificates on a date which does not allow the academic board sufficient time to investigate their value and notify them regarding the final action thereon prior to the day set for the examination should proceed with the regular eramination.
Candidates who are informed that their certificates have been accepted must present themselves at the regular time and place, as herein prescribed, for physical examination.