From registering with eligibility centers to signing a letter of intent, the college application process is different for student-athletes. There are coaches and athletic directors involved and eligibility requirements and financial aid complexities to contend with. Students need good counseling as they navigate this complicated process. NACAC's brochure, Get in the Game, breaks down the process into 10 steps to help students identify a college where they can pursue both their athletic and academic interests.
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Advising Prospective NCAA Student-Athletes
This webinar explores the role of school counselors in supporting and guiding student-athletes through the process of NCAA initial eligibility and recruiting. Topics include initial-eligibility requirements, core-course review, the new SAT, college choice, and recruiting.Watch Now
Get In the Game PowerPoint Presentation
A PowerPoint presentation for counselors to share with students and families about applying to college as a student athlete.Get in the Game
Best Practices for Supporting Student Athletes
A recent report from the Association of Chief Admissions Officers at Public Universities (ACAOPU) addresses the recruitment of student-athletes and offers the following guidance.Read More
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Eligibility
Visit the NCAA website for more information.NCAA Eligibility Center
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
Visit the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) website for more information about eligibility to play at NAIA-member schools.NAIA
National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
Visit the National Junior College Athletic Association to find out more about sports at junior colleges and two-year institutions.National Junior College Athletic Association
Financial Aid 101
Financial Aid 101 includes eight easy-to-use learning modules packed with information on subjects like loans, grants, scholarships and work-study. The program—developed for entry-level professionals in both the counseling and admission fields—features informative graphics and videos, as well as quizzes to help you measure your progress. Take your professional development to the next level!Get Started!