How do the Academy's verify?

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  1. NamD

    NamD Candidate

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    Hello community,
    A question was brought up to me by a friend of mine who is interested in the Academy's. lucky for him, he's only a sophomore so he doesnt have to get involved with all of the headaches and such in preparation for it as a junior :rolleyes:
    The question was: how do the Academy's verify that you have done something?
    for example, how will they know that I did 160+ hours of community service? How will they know if I attended Boy's State or not?
    I understand that this is all based on integrity, but i thought it was a good question.
    any feedback would be great.
    Thank you!
    :)
     
  2. jtoye

    jtoye NAPS '12 appointee

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    Provide your guidance counselors contact information so they can verify your CAR.
     
  3. USMA2016

    USMA2016 Appointee - Class of 2016

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    what if your school is unaware of your Scouting, Boys' State, or service hours?
     
  4. jasondavid92

    jasondavid92 USMA Cadet

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    You can get a teacher do verify your activities. I had my JROTC instructor to verify all my activities since he knew me well and a lot of activities had to do with JROTC
     
  5. NamD

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    How did you have your instructor verify everything? did you hand him a folder with all of the files?
     
  6. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    The literal interpretation of your question, how do they verify EVERYTHING has a simple answer: trust. You should have enough integrity to not say that you were the President of this or the King of that if you weren't, and the person verifying assumes this.

    They don't know your life to the tee. But hopefully you and the verifying party have developed a trusting relationship and you wouldn't try to dupe them and vice versa (they'll take your word for it).

    At least this is how it worked for me. Our school has 3 guidance counselors for 850 students. The counselor can only know so much about you.

    If you did it, write it down.
    Good luck.
     
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  7. Dixieland

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    The summer before his senior year, my cadet had an in-home interview with his MALO that lasted 45 minutes-1 hour and even though parents were not asked to participate, I know that that's when they discussed his extracurriculars. My cadet had won some Moot Court awards at Boys' State and I remember that he went upstairs and got his certificate.
     

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