• GO KITS! SENIORS 

     

     

    ATHLETICS 

    • See College Bound Student Athlete Advisor with questions.
    • By senior year some top programs have filled their spots verbally, but most programs are still recruiting.  
    • Evaluate Reasons for pursuing college athletics
    • Update athletic resume 
    • Realistically determine what level you can play
      • Talk to your coaches and parents
      • Talk with your counselor and the College Bound Student Athlete Advisor about your goals
    • Train, practice and compete
    • RECRUITING
      • Initiate/continue contact with college coaches. Don’t wait for coaches to contact you.
        • Track content discussed with college coaches - email and calls
        • Be courteous and clear when you no longer have interest
        • Provide additional information and video upon request
        • Keep counselors/coaches in the loop regarding communication with college coaches
        • Notify coaches when you are competing in the college area - they may want to come see you play
      • VISITS: Go on official (5 allowed) or unofficial visits (unlimited) and enjoy yourself. An official visit means the college pays for your stay and travel. Unofficial visits are made at your own expense
      • When on unofficial visits - talk to coaches while you are on campus (coaches may communicate with student-athletes while on unofficial visits to the college, unless it is a "dead period" - see NCAA sport specific recruiting calendars for "dead" "quiet" and "evaluation" periods)
        • Your counselor/coaches can help determine the types of questions to ask on the college visit, both athletic and academic
    • AMATEURISM: Know how to maintain amateur status (NCAA Guide p.20)
    • National Letter of Intent (NLI)
      • The NLI is a binding agreement where a prospective student-athlete agrees to attend the institution full-time for 1 academic year and the institution agrees to provide athletics financial aid for one academic year.

    ACADEMICS 
    • Grades are still important
    • Confirm you are taking the proper required classes to maintain eligibility
    • REGISTER with NCAA Eligibility Center if you haven’t already
    • Consider the value of selecting a school that will meet your academic goals where you will be comfortable if you are unable to continue as an athlete
    • Know Application Deadlines for each college
    • Be aware of the Early Decision restrictions
    • Complete the FAFSA in spring. Even if you do not think you will qualify for aid, athletic departments often use this information
    • Be prepared to give a yes/no answer to one school without knowing another school’s admission decision
    • Be sure to apply to some colleges where you are a strong candidate without athletic consideration
    • If necessary, accept that you will not be a college athlete and move on to alternate college planning
    • In all cases, you MUST complete a full application to be admitted to a college
      • Complete all testing requirements, essays, letters of recommendations, transcripts etc.