Can a letter from a coach be added to file?

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  1. Roadking

    Roadking Member

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    DS is a recruited athlete for class of 2017. His file is nearing completion, waiting on DoDMERB. Between the time he spends working and the many hours of practice necessary to become a D1 athlete, his extra-curriculars are not strong. He does not have the hundreds of hours volunteer work which is common on these boards. He does volunteer on a weekly basis but he can only manage 2 hours a week. My question is this...Is it acceptable to have personal coach write a letter to admissions explaining the time needed to hone his skills, and the commitment required to compete at the highest level. Would this letter be added to his file and considered when his file is evaluated?

    ACT Comp 31, English 33, Math 28, Science 30, Reading 33, Writing 29
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  2. AVT

    AVT USAFA 2015

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    When I applied I remember there was an option to send up to 3 letters of recommendation by individuals who didn't already fill out an evaluation on you.
     
  3. kdc246

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    Yes, you can submit up to three letters from coaches, scout leaders, religious leaders, just about anyone who is willing to write one. My DS(swimmer) did not have a lot of service hours either. He did have time with Boy Scouts that we put down. But he was not overly involved at school either. Swimming and practicing twice a day cuts into a lot of things. I am sure that the Academy knows this if they recruited him. It is good though that he is almost finished with the application. My DS was finished entirely by the 15th of September last year. He is a member of the class of 2016.
     
  4. mdrob214

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    Volunteer Hours

    RoadKing. Don't get wrapped up in how many hours of volunteering someone has or doesn't have. It is merely a portion of the score. My DD was NOT a recruited athlete, was a single sport varsity swimmer all four years (swam year round), had ACT scores only slightly higher (maybe a point on each), and was top 5% of her class. That said getting her to "volunteer" was a chore. She did work but not that much. She did the minimum required to get into and stay in National Honor Society for volunteer hours. I would say over the course of her 4 years in High School she had 120 TOTAL hours. Maybe. She is now nearing the end of Plebe Summer as part of the Class of 2016 at USNA. Tell your son to do what has to get done and really work the academics and maybe take the ACT again to see if he can bring it up a point or two.
     
  5. Wing77

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    Roadking - private message me.
     

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