Are athletic scholarship opportunities available in the Ivy League?
Do Ivy League Schools have a different timeline for recruiting?
What is the NAIA?
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics is the legislator for sports for over 300 college programs. The programs are usually smaller and tend to have a religious affiliation. The level of play is similar to Division II.
What is the NJCAA?
The NJCAA stands for National Junior College Athletic Association. They are the governing body for over 513 junior and community college programs in 15 different sports. Most programs are two year programs and offer transferable credits.
As an athlete, is my application process different?
You still have to apply to the university. Coaches will usually ask you to send them your application directly so that they can send it into admissions. Athletics can be a great door to fulfilling academic enrichment.
When can division III coaches contact me?
Division III coaches can send material or make calls at anytime. Off-campus visits with you and your parents from coaches start after your Junior year.
When can Division II coaches contact me?
They can send you information materials and may start to call as soon as September 1st of your Junior year. They can call once-per-week starting June 15th between your Junior and Senior years. Coaches make off-campus visits with families after June 15th after your Junior year.
When can Division I coaches contact me?
How many official visits do I have?
What is an official visit?
An official visit is when the university or college pays for your visit. It includes transportation, lodging, game tickets and meals. This is a great sign because it means the university and coaches are seriously interested in you. Remember that you are only allowed 5 official visits. An unofficial visit is different because you have to pay for all your expenses.