Candidate Activities Record?

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  1. homewith4

    homewith4 Member

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    The AFA online application has a Candidate Activities Record section. In this section, it lists activites and has you check a box if it applies to you.

    If you are a rising senior, as most of the applicants are, you do not know if you will earn a varisty letter for your sport or even make the team until final cuts are held. They do cut players that made varsity in previous years if better players tryout. Since it is a DoD school, 1/3 of the student body moves in/out every school year...so there are no guarantees.

    So...the form can not be updated once submitted, since cross country letter likelyhood can not be determined until the season begins, and basketball/soccer cuts are not until much later, how is this form completed accurately?
     
  2. bsa07eagle

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    I had the same problem with my senior schedule also (I am not sure if I will get varsity XC this year). I didn't want to lie about anything that I currently was not doing so I just held off for the moment, but remember that you can call your admissions counselor at any time to update any of those forms. Just be honest about your current activities and then update them as you figure out what happens. Hope this helps,

    Good Luck,
     
  3. Roman

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    You are allowed to mark what you foresee happening in your senior year. I believe last year I had asked NROTC and USNA about this.
     
  4. Pima

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    2 yrs ago, it had the same and you were allowed to update. Also, even if it no longer allows you to update, there should be your regionals direct email, and you can contact them with your updates. They have the ability to override the system.

    DS had a similiar sit. he was a Jr. Olympian, Nat., and State champ 2 yrs running for TKD, also a TKD instructor and a lifeguard, yet he was on no "school sanction" team. The AFA regional admissions director contacted him, and we sent 2 letters. One from the Master explaining that this was a yr round sport requiring 20 hrs a week in training, and competitions were sanctioned by the IOCC. His instrructor hours were on top of the training. The other was from his boss as a lifeguard describing in detail the requirements that were mandated monthly, such as retrieving a 10lb object from the 10 ft depth and entering/exiting the pool with out using ladders within 45 seconds, or that he had to swim the length of the pool using particular strokes carrying the weight of a dummy within a time period. The admission director contacted him back and stated his EC's just went up in score because of those 2 factors. She had the ability to take it to the board and say wait a minute, this kid might not be on the school football team, but this is what he does yr round. Had she never contacted him, or had we not known you could do this, they would have thought he sat at a pool all day on a chair with a whistle in his mouth!:wink: 2 weeks later the swim coach at the AFA contacted our home asking if he ever swam competitively because he was informed of his mandated lifeguard reqs. He didn't, so it ended there.

    As soon as you make varsity contact them if you can't unlock it yourself. They may ask for a coach's contact number, but they will update it upon verification. DOn't fudge and say you are varsity, but IMHO I have yet to hear of a kid who is a SR that makes the team, but not Varsity.

    If you have met the board, only this portion will be re-evaluated. The same is true, if you get back in school and are elected NHS president, only that will be rescored. Yes, that is also true for higher SATS, and higher GPAs. The point is the whole package is not re-scored, only the part that is updated.
     
  5. aggie83

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    I, personally, don't think running for an office and not getting it is anything the same as holding an office. I would only put what you have actually achieved to date, and then update it as other things your senior year are achieved.
     
  6. Pima

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    Aggie, I agree, running should not be placed in, getting it in the fall should be updated. If my post inferred the first that was not my intention
     
  7. aggie83

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    Pima,

    I just realized that was in another post. Someone posted a similar question to this in another posting.
     
  8. Christcorp

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    However, if you HELD and office or LETTERED in a varsity sport your Junior/Sophomore year; and you feel comfortable believing you will be keeping that office or are going to letter again, I wouldn't have any reservations about putting it down for your senior year. Being you already put it down for your sophomore and/or Junior year. later... mike....
     
  9. Mikeandcris

    Mikeandcris Parents of 2014 Grad and F-15 Pilot

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    Reasonable expectation

    The 40 page handbook that explains the application procedure specifically says to include activities in which you intend to participate during your senior year. That may not be the exact phrasing (I don't have it handy right now), but it's pretty close. good luck
     
  10. homewith4

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    Mikeandcris: the only instructions I have are a 24 page PDF file that is titled AFA PCQ, Instructions to Precandidates. Where can I find the 40 page document you are referring to?
     
  11. bsa07eagle

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    There is also a document called Instructions to Candidates. It can be downloaded off the Candidate Kit online. I think it is about 40 pages

    Good Luck
     
  12. Mikeandcris

    Mikeandcris Parents of 2014 Grad and F-15 Pilot

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    Download from Application website

    Once logged into the Academy application website, you can download the Instructions to Candidates booklet (not to be confused with Instructions to Pre Candidates.) On page 6 there is a discussion regarding form 147 (Candidates Activities Record.) The exact langueage is "You should include your anticipated 12th grade participation."
     
  13. fruitytooties

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    on resume sheet should you include what you did as a captain/leader or is being a captain enough?
     

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