Student-athletes are encouraged to begin college planning as early as possible during their high school programs. Most competitive colleges and universities consider scholastic record, class rank, board scores, recommendations and extra-curricular activities in the admissions process. Early planning is essential to maximize one’s academic position.
Colleges that are highly competitive have special admission considerations. Information on the highly competitive colleges should be obtained from guidance counselors early in the high school program. As a general guideline, students and parents should begin actively looking for specific colleges in the spring of the Junior year.
All students considering college after high school graduation should take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), which is administered during in school during grades 9, 10 and 11.
The guidance department of each school consistently provides information relative to college admission timetables. They print and publicize the various admission application deadlines, dates for the P.S.A.T., ACT, S.A.T. (CEEB), A.C.H., etc. These are announced over the public address system during homeroom period and are also printed for your convenience.
Visit www.ncaa.org for information about requirements for colleges and the NCAA clearinghouse.