COLLEGE RESOURCES - JUNIOR

JUNIOR - STEP 3

• Complete the NCAA Eligibility Center application
• Meet with high school counselor to review and revise your academic plan
   - Make sure your class schedule satisfies the NCAA core course requirement
• Challenge yourself academically
   - f possible, take AP and Honors classes
• Narrow your college list to approximately 10-15 schools
   - Understanding of each schools admittance requirements (ACT/SAT, GPA, etc...)
• Verify SAT and ACT registration deadlines - we recommend to take one of the tests multiple times
• Take SAT or ACT
   - Have scores sent to NCAA Eligibility Center and schools on your list
• Attend financial aid workshops/obtain financial aid form (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov
• Review college applications for admittance with family and guidance counselor
• Start requesting letters of recommendation for college applications
• Visit college campuses
   - Try and visit during the week when class is in session to get a good feel of what the campus looks like during class time
• Update the college coaches on your soccer and academic achievements and tournament/showcases your team will be attending
• Reply to all emails/phone calls from college coaches, keep lines of communication open
  - If you don't have an interest in a particular school, politely let the coach know
• Meet with your coach/Director to review and revise your college list
   - Club coach should provide you with a realistic evaluation for what schools on your list make sense from a soccer standpoint
• Attend high school college nights, college fairs and MFA College Night
• Schedule unofficial visits with schools that have shown interest
• Participate in showcase events with your team
• College summer soccer camps for the schools still on your list
• Demand excellence in the classroom
   - GPA and Class Rank potentially play a role in admissions and financial aid process

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