Good advice for juniors applying to the SAs

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  1. Antoinette

    Antoinette Founding Member

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    http://www.courierpress.com/news/2009/apr/14/finding-theright-match/

     
  2. M19

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    Great advice! Thanks for sharing.

    ' "Kids look to their parents, more than anyone else, for advice, but smart parents will ultimately let the final decision belong to the student." '

    :thumb:

    Now to show this to my parents...

    M19
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  3. Just_A_Mom

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    Antoinette - thanks for posting this.
    Some very good points are made here about "fit" and of course allowing the student to decide.
    Each candidate and parent should read this.

    I particularly like this quote:
     
  4. popeyesmom

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    Absolutely - I frequently see those questions coming from candidates, "What can I do to make me "look" like a leader? Should I try to be captain of this or President of that?" Somewhere along the line, I hope and believe that admissions officers discover whether this is something the candidate is doing for their resume or is the leadership a natural progression of their interest and dedication to a sport or club. For example, did a student just join the chess club and become president in one year or did they have a long interest in chess club and move from membership coordinator to Vice President to President, etc. Do they take on leadership roles regardless of whether that leadership role has a title attached to it?
     
  5. Antoinette

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    I think West Point Admissions is doing a great job getting their message out to propsective candidates.

    Glad you guys are finding the article helpful!
     

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