Question regarding updating an application

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  1. UAF32

    UAF32 Member

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    DS was just asked to be the Chairman on a big student volunteer community project this spring at his high school. It is through Interact, a student branch of Rotary International. He is a member of Interact. Should we email this update to the admissions office and how much detail do you provide. Thanks for any thoughts or suggestions.
     
  2. ddiamond

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    Definitely send it in. Also recommend including the details along with website if it is a big event.
     
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  3. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Normally Admissions asks for documentation or validation of the activity. They might take your DS's word or might reject and ask for validation from a school official or the adult overseeing the actual project.

    I am not sure how Admissions would look at this addition, but likely as just another activity, as your DS hasn't DEMONSTRATED leadership in that position YET. In other words, if the question was asked..."so what did you do as chairman of this project?" There would be no answer. Apparently USNA will add these activities into the record, but I am (and my opinion doesn't count, thus I recommend you move forward) not a fan of activities that candidates WILL DO...as they HAVEN'T DONE it yet. In my mind, there are too many variables that could change once the activity happens (i.e. predicted roles/responsibilities change, grades slip, etc.).

    Best of luck to your DS on the project. Definitely not saying your DS won't come through, but making the statement as a generalization.
     
  4. UAF32

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    Good thought. I haven't viewed it like that and it is a relevant point. My thought process was the fact that he was recommended to the sponsor who pulled him aside to ask him to do it. I guess the question would be does the board view it similar to as you said, an activity they will do versus being thought of highly enough to be asked to lead it. The dilemma?
     
  5. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    I would suggest going ahead and submitting it. Who knows how it will be looked at....and you won't know if it makes a difference or not.
     
  6. Coach62

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    I would definitely submit it. It certainly won't hurt and is more likely to help at least some.
     

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