The Role of Athletics in the College Admissions/Selection Process. Bill Cardarelli Athletic Director University of Saint Joseph. Want to Play a Sport in College? A Guide for Parents and Student/Athletes in the Recruiting Process. How do you get recognized and actively recruited by a college?
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The Role of Athletics in the College Admissions/Selection Process
University of Saint Joseph
The Differences in Philosophies between NCAA Divisions I, II, and III.
a. Offer athletics scholarships
b. Clearinghouse –Eligibility Center
c. Core Courses
d. National letter of intent
Division I schools: UConn, UHart, Yale, Quinnipiac, CCSU, Sacred Heart University, Boston College, Providence, UMass, etc.
Different levels in Division I
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a. Offer athletic scholarships
c. Core Courses
Division II schools: SCSU, Stonehill, Bentley, Saint Anslem, University of New Haven, etc.
a. No athletic scholarship
b. Eligibility based on admissions to the college or university
Division III schools: University of Saint Joseph, Wesleyan, Trinity, Coast Guard Academy, Connecticut College, Springfield College, Bates, Middlebury, Smith, etc.
- prospect pays all expenses
- Institution may provide 3 comp admissions to campus athletics event
- Prospect may take unofficial visit at any time
- Prospect may take as many unofficial visits as he/she wishes
- Institution finances all or part of the visit
- Maximum of 5 visits per prospect
- One visit per school
- Maximum 48 hours in length
- Academic requirements for visit:
a. Division I : Test score and transcript
b. Division II : Test score
Work closely with your guidance counselor
During the junior year
After the junior year
Develop Your Student-Athlete’s Personal Profile
Research School that Meet your Criteria:
- Collect all information on schools that you are interested in and then compare/contrast
- KNOW IF THE SCHOOLS ARE DIVISION I, II, OR III
- Ask Coaches, Guidance Counselors and Athletic Directors what they know about the schools
-Your list of schools should include at least 5, but no more than 12 schools
8. When investigating colleges in Division II or III, use the admissions office/ counselors to help contact the coach (60%)