How to send updates to admissions

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  1. Jezzie

    Jezzie USAFA Cadet

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    Can anyone tell me the best way to send application updates to admissions? Is it best to send a letter, e-mail, or call? Should I contact them everytime I have an update or wait awhile to till I have more to add? (BTW, my application, CFA, DoDMERB and all are 100% completed.)

    What types of things besides GPA and ACT/SAT scores would they like to know about? I was chosen as a Rotary Student of the Month, is that something they want to know? What about being honored with a scholarship?

    When I send updates other than official GPA or ACT scores, do they want written proof like a letter from the club sponsor or a copy of an awards certificate?

    What about events, such as hosting my own fundraiser for hunger awareness, or reaching 500 hours of volunteer service? I was given the honor at school to give the daily announcements every morning for the school year, do you think that is too insignificant to even mention? Thank you so much for any advice you might have!
     
  2. WranglerPLF

    WranglerPLF New Member

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    I met with my Admissions Counselor today at my candidate tour. From what he told me, the only things you can 'update' after clicking the submit button are your SAT/ACT test scores and extracurricular activities/positions. He touched briefly on how to report those, and it seemed like he would prefer receiving a phone call. However, he mentioned needing proof of any extracurriculars via a signed statement from some point of contact.

    Hope that helps,
    Parker
     
  3. aggie83

    aggie83 Member

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    Definitely send your updates in writing. I would not call and verbally update anything. Things like your Rotary Club award have your counselor send an email directly to your admission officer and cc: you for your files. Our counselor detailed what the awards were in the email. This is how our admissions officer told us to do it. Said it needed to come from the counselor's office. That's your signed document source.

    Also, if you retake SAT/ACT scores and get your online score notification, our admissions officer had us scan the online results (after they were signed and certified stamped by the counselor's office) in to a pdf document and email to him so we could include those better results for first board review. It worked for us - son got LOA Oct. 17 last year. We knew they were looking at his file the first of Oct. because they ask us to have his sitting height remeasured - apparently the doctor recorded it wrong. Also, had to redo his depth perception but instead of using one of their quacks again (sorry - both doctors made mistakes) I paid my eye doctor to do it. Funny thing is LOA was dated the date we had the second depth perception test done so they had to have issued the LOA without the passed depth perception results.

    Good luck! Can't believe it has been a year since we finished all that up and were waiting.
     
  4. Jezzie

    Jezzie USAFA Cadet

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    Thanks everyone for your helpful advise!
     

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