- register with the NCAA to be cleared for college play. See below for link.
- Locate colleges that have your sport here.
- get noticed by filing a prospective athlete recruiting form on a college's athletics page. Here's an example from Salve Regina University.
- Get in contact with the college coach and arrange to visit their campus (through an admissions tour) and meet with the coach (student should call or email)
- arrange to have a full game taped
- prepare your own highlight reel and keep track of your accomplishments on your resume
- 10 Questions to ask before considering college athletics
- An honest look at what coaches want (and don't want) in potential athletes
- Why you may earn more in an academic scholarship than an athletic one (if your grades are good)
- Really great article written by a football recruit, & valuable info for any prospective college athlete
- Terrific guide for college-bound student athletes with list of recruiting websites for each sport. (source: Palo Alto High School)
- Excellent advice from a Cheverus parent about the entire process, start to finish.
- An excellent NY Times article on D1 scholarships. An excerpt:
"But the expectations of parents and athletes can differ sharply from the financial and cultural realities of college athletics, according to an analysis by The New York Times of previously undisclosed data from the National Collegiate Athletic Association and interviews with dozens of college and high school officials."
- NCAA Clearinghouse - juniors must register here to become eligible for college play. Take the SAT or ACT and send scores to NCAA - their code is 9999.
- NCAA Quick Reference with sliding scale for NCAA eligibility (GPA & SAT scores) for Division 2 and Division 1.
- Information about National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) rules for eligibility, similar to NCAA. NAIA consists of 300 small-medium sized colleges, many located in the midwest.
- The National Association for College Admissions Counseling, of which Cheverus is a long-time member, publishes Tips for Student Athletes & Their Families
links verified 7/2017