Application question

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  1. Dial the gate

    Dial the gate Member

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    My DS's school does not put "captain" on the transcript with the sport or different awards; for example, he got 1st place at the regional bridge building comp, or that he was one of 3 bassoonists that qualified for a state band competition, few others, you get the idea..I know these have to be documented to be true but how do we document this without 15 letters of recommendation (let alone none!)?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Losttime

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    In his application, there is a candidate activities form. This allows you to list everything you have done in highschool, sports, captain, leadership, and on. Then a school counselor validates it via email and sends it to the Academy.
     
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    Dial the gate Member

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    Losttime, thank you so much!
     
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    As well,

    Make sure your child has a resume that he/she sends out to folks asking for letters.

    This was especially helpful in regards to his Principal, Senior Pastor, ROTC Colonel and members of congress. Several of the letters generated summarized his activities from his resume.

    Be sure to have documentation of any awards (think certificates of award). Yes, its a lot of work, but believe me worth it! My wife put together an impressive, bound, curriculum vitae type submission to the MOCs. Even our appointing congresswomen commented on the submission as "most impressive." Wife and I spend a few bucks and hours at our local Staples - the employees were so excited and giddy to be helping in the process.

    Best of luck!
     
  5. stella

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    Help From Parents

    We are in the early stages and just learning. I am curious as to how much parents generally do/should do and how much you put on the shoulders of your child/student? I tend to want to help. My husband is a big believer in letting our kids do things on their own and just giving guidance/encouragement/support as they request...but letting them drive things as they hit high school.
    This whole process seems substantial on every level. So as you document (as is the core of this thread) and pass on information to counselors and others...how much help did/do most of you give your child? We've helped our kids put togther their resumes, but then left it to them to get it to their counselors and set up a meeting to go over it. The oldest has done this, our younger high school boys have not. I am tempted to sent it to their counselor myself by hubby says no...remind them then let them handle it. If they don't, they will wish they had when they go to ask for help and no resume is in their file. Seems harsh to me!

    Finally, to poster above...when your child is complemented on the folder do they state that you all did it for/with him? Does that impact the perception of them?
    Stella

    (may post this on parent thread to. no intent to highjack, but just wondering how much guidance parents should give in documenting, etc. and application in general)
     

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