Determine your Reasons for pursuing college athletics
Realistically evaluate what level you can play, or what is needed to reach the desired athletic level
Talk to your coaches and parents/guardians
Train, practice, and compete. Summers are especially productive in making local, regional and national connections, as well as building skills
- Review the 5 Levels of College Athletics
- Talk with your counselor and the College Bound Student-Athlete Advisor about your goals
Update your athletic resume
- Review Recruiting Highlights
- Review Tips for Communicating with Coaches
- Know how to maintain amateur status (NCAA Guide)
- Attend College Info Session to develop a list of qualities desired in a university and their athletic program
- Continue to make academics a priority.
- The NCAA locks in 10 core course grades before the start of senior year so you can't replace them with better grades during your senior year.
- Know the grades and test scores you must get to gain academic eligibility. For more information, visit Eligibility Overview
- Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center in the fall
- Register to take SAT/SAT II and/or ACT and have scores sent to #9999 (NCAA) and/or #9876 (NAIA). If retaking the SAT/ACT, confirm registration deadlines for the next test and resend scores to the NCAA/NAIA.