High school athletes interested in playing at the collegiate level need to make sure they understand and are prepared for the recruitment and college admissions process, which can be quite cumbersome and detail-oriented.
What schools offer division I, II, or III, and which one should I consider for my major?
What does the recruiting process look like, and when does it begin?
What athletic association requirements are needed to be considered a full qualifier, and how do I track them?
In regards to scholarships, what is available, what are the criteria and how much will I still have to pay each year?
At Aspírian, we will guide you in making strategic choices early on to become knowledgeable about the athletic/academic admissions process.
We will assist you in creating a list of colleges that will meet both your academics and athletics endeavors.
There are many rules and regulations within the recruiting process, and we will guide you in how to be proactive if you want to be recruited for your sport.
We will not only help verify that the courses you take starting 9th grade meet the requirements set by the athletic associations, but we will also inspire you to achieve the best grades that you can by developing time management skills, study habit skills, and test-taking skills.
We will provide access to a college cost analyzer, where we will add your scholarships to determine how much you still have to pay, and we will provide financial aid counseling.
Based on the fact that there are three NCAA divisions, NAIA schools, and junior colleges, high student athletes have a wide variety of colleges to choose from that will best fit their educational and athletic goals.
According to the annual High School Athletics Participation survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), there are 7.8 million high school athletes in the U.S., way too many for each coach within their sport to keep up with.Therefore, high school athletes need to be proactive in the recruitment process.
According to NCAA surveys, student athletes graduate at a higher rate than the general student body. There is a strong focus on academics surrounding college athletics.
An article in the New York Times states that the average scholarship for a student athlete is a little over $10,409 a year, including football and men’s basketball, which receive the most. Some scholarships can be as low as $2,000 a year.
Your opportunity to be a well-informed student athlete through the recruitment and college application process can be achieved with the guidance of an Aspírian educational consultant. Your first step towards success is to meet with us for an initial free consultation to learn more about your educational and athletic goals.
The following questionnaire must be completed and submitted before the initial consultation.
Our free half hour consultation allows students and families to learn more about our services and how it can be personalized towards his or her educational goals.