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Update colleges re new EC?

pittsburghscribepittsburghscribe Registered User Posts: 381 Member
My daughter just found out she was selected to head up a STEM outreach initiative at her school. Do you think she should bother reaching out to the schools at which she has outstanding apps in to update them? She has a number of extracurricular activities so not lacking in that department. Just don't know whether it's a good opportunity to connect with her assigned admissions officer or would simply be annoying them. Thoughts?

Replies to: Update colleges re new EC?

  • mackinawmackinaw Registered User Posts: 2,932 Senior Member
    I would transmit that information to each school. You don't need to do it with blaring brass trumpets, but a professional letter or note (with the date) about this new sign of leadership could well be sent.
  • lookingforwardlookingforward Registered User Posts: 30,585 Senior Member
    Agree. And a short, relevent description cannot hurt. It will go into her file, be seen by all who read her app.
  • compmomcompmom Registered User Posts: 10,019 Senior Member
    I wouldn't. Everyone's life progresses during this time. I would think admissions would be overwhelmed if everyone did this. A very prestigious international or national award maybe, but not a school EC. I don't think it would make much difference anyway. (If she has an interview she could mention it.)
  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 23,129 Forum Champion
    It is fine if she keeps it short and sweet. She could give the update and confirm her interest in the college in just a few sentences.
  • pittsburghscribepittsburghscribe Registered User Posts: 381 Member
    Appreciate all the input! I think she's leaning against it because she thought it wasn't appropriate, but I will pass on the responses so she can decide.
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