West Point Candidate Activities Record

redraider2022

USMA 2026
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Can it be updated after submission? As in, could I add an extracurricular that I participate in during my senior year of high school, if it isn't already on the CAR?

If I can make changes somehow, how would I do so? I cannot find any information pertaining to this on the candidate portal.
 

Allectus

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Can it be updated after submission? As in, could I add an extracurricular that I participate in during my senior year of high school, if it isn't already on the CAR?

If I can make changes somehow, how would I do so? I cannot find any information pertaining to this on the candidate portal.
Yes, you can update through admissions RC.
 

Anepod

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As a re-applicant, will my CAR transfer over from my application last year? It has all of my high school activities, which won't be changed or updated. I know that all of my new activities go on the supplemental information sheet.
 

scout11005

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Going off the original question, can I check off activities I plan to do senior year now, or do I have to wait until they are done till I can update the CAR? (ex. can I check off the box for being a fall sports captain for 2021 although the season hasn't officially started yet, but I was named a captain?) I'm not clear as to how many times we can keep updating the CAR after submitting and I have quite a few activities I'm on track to do senior year, but I don't know if I can include them now and submit or I have to wait until I do them/senior year has started.
 

Casey

USMA 2015
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Going off the original question, can I check off activities I plan to do senior year now, or do I have to wait until they are done till I can update the CAR? (ex. can I check off the box for being a fall sports captain for 2021 although the season hasn't officially started yet, but I was named a captain?) I'm not clear as to how many times we can keep updating the CAR after submitting and I have quite a few activities I'm on track to do senior year, but I don't know if I can include them now and submit or I have to wait until I do them/senior year has started.
Read the instructions. It’s been a while since I did mine but I remember there being verbiage my year (again, it’s been a while) that if you were assured participation in something, you could select it ahead of time.

If the instructions don’t say something to that effect, there’s no limit to the number of times you can update your file. Just be respectful and professional in your email requests to do so and know that there might be a lag if your guidance counselor has to verify the additions like the original submission I believe had to be. That’s what your RC is there to help you with
 

scout11005

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Read the instructions. It’s been a while since I did mine but I remember there being verbiage my year (again, it’s been a while) that if you were assured participation in something, you could select it ahead of time.

If the instructions don’t say something to that effect, there’s no limit to the number of times you can update your file. Just be respectful and professional in your email requests to do so and know that there might be a lag if your guidance counselor has to verify the additions like the original submission I believe had to be. That’s what your RC is there to help you with
Thanks for the help!
 

Heatherg21

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For the 2024 admission cycle, our son was able to update is CAR with awards, tournament wins etc. He did have to enlist his high school counselor to verify the updates. You may want to check the instructions or with admissions to see if that step is necessary.
 
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