A Soccer Recruiting Resource to Converting the New SAT
The New SAT Score Converter was just recently released last month by CollegeBoard. Stated simply, this tool is designed for all prospective students (including soccer recruits) to use and compare scores on the new SAT, the old SAT, and the ACT.
Will Colleges & Universities accept the New or Old SAT?
According to the CollegeBoard website, over the next few years “most colleges will accept both new and old SAT scores. They will also be converting scores so they can make fair admission decisions no matter which SAT scores students submit.”
Nationally Respected College Counselor at Future 500!
Future 500 ID Camps is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Tony Carnahan, President of Coastal College Counseling. Tony, a top soccer recruiting advisor, combines his vast knowledge of the college landscape and nearly 20 years of experience, with a personal and systematic process to help families choose the right college for their sons and daughters. Tony is recognized as a trusted resource by both families and top soccer organizations throughout the United States.
In addition to being the featured speaker at our Future 500 Parent-Education Seminar (a 2-hour seminar exclusively for parents which will happen immediately after registration the first day of camp), Tony and Coastal College Counseling will be offering in-depth one-hour college counseling sessions at both our girls and boys camp weeks.
Understanding the NCAA Eligibility Center Rules for the Class of 2016 and Beyond
One of the first things that all potential student-athletes (and their parents) should do as they prepare for the college application and athletic recruiting journey is understand the NCAA Eligibility Center rules as they pertain to every student athlete. Beginning with the Class of 2016, the NCAA Eligibility Center has instituted a new set on rules for potential Division I student-athletes and they will do the same in 2018 for potential Division II student-athletes.
Below, we have outlined the key rules and terms to know and understand as you embark on this process:
NCAA Division I
Student-athletes must complete 16-core course in grades 9-12 (and must do so in 8 semesters)
Ten of these core courses must be completed before the beginning of senior year
Seven of these ten courses must be in English, Math or Science
Core GPA must be at least a 2.3
SAT/ACT score must fall in line with the core GPA on the sliding scale
Ability to Practice
Ability to Play
NCAA Division II
Currently require 16-core courses and that will remain the same post-2018
After 2018 Division II will move to a sliding scale rather than the current SAT/ACT marks of 820/68
Will continue distinction between a full qualifier, partial qualifier and non-qualifier
NCAA Division III
Division III universities and colleges set their own standards and thus DIII student-athletes need not be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center
Let’s also take a quick look at the recruiting calendar most specifically for potential college soccer players:
Can receive brochures for Camps, Questionnaires, Student-athlete can call coaches but coaches cannot call prospective student-athletes, no off-campus contact, yes to unofficial visits, no to official visits
Can start to receive recruiting information and phone calls beginning on September 1st, Off-campus contact allowed starting July 1st of junior year, yes to unofficial visits, no to official visits
Off-campus contacts allowed, official visits allowed (up to 5 for DI, no limit for DII)
The most important thing to keep in mind as you move through the process is that this is your responsibility to know and understand the rules that will affect you as a potential student-athlete.