Submitting CAR vs waiting

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  1. omnipsi

    omnipsi USMA 2015 Appointee

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    I keep hearing it's really important for my file to be completed early. But, being home schooled, I know my CAR is going to be a little weaker than most. I'm starting senior year in high school and can't put on the CAR that I played Varsity tennis, because I'm not on a team, even though I would have made the varsity team at my local public high school. [Edit: I play tournaments individually.] However, I do participate on a home school cross-country team that goes to invitational meets and competes against public and private high schools. I have been on the JV team for 3 years. This year, we've already done tryouts and a few weeks of practice and it looks like I'm going to be varsity and the coach has decided to make me captain. This will really improve my CAR, but I can't really submit the CAR will all this new info until the XCountry season has finished.

    Would it be better for me to submit the CAR as it is now (with no varsity letters or anything like that) and then update it after the XC season? Or would it be better to wait?

    Thanks for any advice.

    omnipsi
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  2. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    I had similar situation. The admissions office told me to put the activities I was planning on doing sr. year on there, and if they didn't happen to send them an email and they would take them off.

    Safest bet is to email them.
     
  3. Just_A_Mom

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    Make sure you elaborate about tennis. If you play at a high level that will count as much as varisty.
    When will the coach announce captain of x-country?
    I would think that would be soon if so then wait a few days. Do NOT wait until the season is finished.
    You can always update your CAR with admissions and you should do this as the year progresses.
     
  4. omnipsi

    omnipsi USMA 2015 Appointee

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    The coach will announce it tomorrow at the next practice, but he's already told me.

    So I should submit this new info in the CAR and just email them to change it if something goes wrong later on?
     
  5. Just_A_Mom

    Just_A_Mom Member

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    Yes. You can wait until tomorrow when it becomes 'official' if you want.
     
  6. sprtzm

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    Don't wait - submit what you have and then using the contact button on your file make updates as appropriate.
     
  7. lotrjedi13

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    You can submit it now and update it later. It's no big deal to email them and have them change some of your info. They did it for me twice.
     

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