Getting Ready to be a College Athlete: From Freshman to Senior to Playing Ball

September 21, 2011
by Justin

So you want to become a college athlete? Here some tips to start your four year plan to help achieve your goal.

First, if you are a freshman or a sophomore start paining now. Football might be your life but your grades are going to help tremendously on what school you can attend. Make sure to talk to your guidance counselor about what you want to do, so you have a plan of what course to take.

As a junior start looking into the ACT and the SAT tests. It would best to take the tests the summer prior to your junior. So you don’t have to worry about it during the school year. Again check to make sure you are on the right track as far as your courses are concerned. Ask your guidance counselor to check the amount of core courses you need to complete your senior year and send an official transcript to the Eligibility Center after completing your junior year.

You’re almost there. In your senior year, if you’re SAT or ACT score wasn’t great you have time to take it again to improve your score. If you haven’t taken college prep courses, start taking them, and if you have continue to take them. Review your amateurism responses and request final amateurism certification on or after April 1 (for fall enrollees) or October 1 (for spring enrollees). Even though you’re almost done school and you want to take a break, keep pressing for good grades. Of course make sure to graduate on time. If you fall behind you have the summer to make it up. However if you have been planning for the last four years, your last year of school should hold no surprises. After you graduate make sure your guidance counselor send your final transcript to the Eligibility centre with proof of graduation.

If you worked hard in the classroom and on the field and you have the talent and skills; then you will find yourself at the University of your dreams.

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