NCAA & NAIA COLLEGE LEVEL ASSESSMENTS
STUDENT ATHLETES RECRUITING HELP DESK
TRAINING AND SHOWCASING STUDENT ATHLETES
The Rising Stars Pathway 2 College Student Athletes Recruiting Services shows you how to do it differently - how to be more proactive, with better results. We show you the complete, systematic recruiting roadmap and lead you step-by-step through the entire athletic recruiting process. We let you know exactly what to do at each step, and give you clear examples that take the mystery and intimidation out of the college recruiting process. There's work to do, but it's simple, straightforward, and something almost all student athletes and parents can do -- once you know the recipe and it's new approach that the college coaches appreciate, then it makes it's easier for college coaches to recruit you.
The Rising Stars Pathway 2 College Student Athletes Recruiting Services enables you to run and manage your own recruiting campaign confidently and decisively. We have helped hundreds of families get athletic scholarships with the Rising Stars Pathway 2 College Student Athletes Recruiting Services since 1996. We at Rising Stars Student Athletes Recruiting Services empowers you to take your scholarship recruiting into your own hands and let us show you how the process works. After we set up your recruiting packages and contact your first 10 to 15 colleges coaches, we will allow you to manage your recruiting process. Or you can ask the staff at Rising Stars to manage the recruiting process for you. Remember, We Are The New Standards In The College Recruiting Services!
Many High School Student Athletes Ask For Help at This Point In Their Recruiting Process. We are here to give the HELP!!!!
Pathway 2 College: The Steps To A Full Scholarship.
Academic Scholarships and Merit Scholarships
Academic scholarships, or as they are sometimes known, merit scholarships, are basically just what you probably think they are. In order to get an academic scholarship to pay for school, you are going to need to get exceedingly good grades and, most likely, graduate in the top five to ten percent of your class. Merit scholarships are often related to academic performance, but can also be given to a candidate displaying artistic or athletic excellence or sometimes a combination thereof. It's probably safe to say that, while all academic scholarships are merit scholarships, not all merit scholarships are academic scholarships. You have a chance at winning scholarships of this nature if you’re a strong student, either generally or in your area of study, and an even better chance if you’re heavily involved in extracurricular activities.
Grade 9-12 Student Athlete Academic Tracking Requirements
(Most current one from your school registrar showing courses/grades/GPA)
Review: Core Courses – Grades – GPA: 16 D-I and 14 D-II (NAIA Not Required)
(Each semester to determine if you meet NCAA academic eligibility requirements as a student-athlete)
SAT Subject Tests
(Take two SAT Subject Tests by Fall of senior year depending on colleges – Send scores to colleges)
SAT = www.collegeboard.com
NCAA Registration – Obtain NCAA ID # – Send Transcripts to NCAA
(Register with the NCAA by Spring of junior year – Finalize by Spring of senior year) www.eligibilitycenter.org
Sports Stats: This information is very important to the college coaches.
(Stats in your sport(s) current year and past years)
Sports Video Highlights and One Full “Best” Game on DVD: To send to coaches. As needed per sport and as requested per college coach)
Leadership/Volunteer Work: Community Projects.
(What you have done to help in your community)
List of Colleges: A list of colleges providing scholarships will given to the student.
(A variety of 15-30 colleges you are interested in)
Professional Email Address shows your character as a student athlete.
(Create an email address you will use only for college pathway needs)
Research/Reach Out to College Coaches Pathway via Email/Phone/Mail/Recruit Forms (Throughout junior and senior years).
Official / Unofficial Visits to College Campuses – Try to Obtain
(NO expenses are paid for except three tickets to a home athletic event.)
Apply for FAFSA – Free Application Federal Student Aid / Also, Grants and Scholarships
(FAFSA – On or asap after January 1 of your senior year – Have tax docs – www.fafsa.ed.gov Grants and Scholarships – As needed and as per application dates)
- Only core courses are used in the calculation of the grade-point average.
- Be sure to look at your high school’s list of NCAA-approved core courses on the Eligibility Center's Web site to make certain that courses being taken have been approved as core courses.
- The Web site is www.ncaaclearinghouse.net.
- Division I grade-point-average requirements are listed on page below.
- The Division II grade-point-average requirement is a minimum of 2.000. (Only)
16 Core-Course Rule
16 Core Courses:
4 years of English.
3 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher).
2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school).
1 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science.
2 years of social science.
4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or nondoctrinal religion/philosophy).
14 Core-Course Rule
14 Core Courses:
3 years of English.
2 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher).
2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school).
2 years of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science.
2 years of social science.
3 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or nondoctrinal religion/philosophy).
Beginning August 1, 2013, students planning to attend an NCAA Division II institution will be required to complete 16 core courses.
Your College Help Desk
Welcome to Pathway 2 College! We hope you will include us in your path to achieving your athletic and academic future. We realize that athletic achievement and scholastic success are both vital for reaching your potential, and we are dedicated to helping you every step of the way. Your ultimate success depends on making wise decisions as you prepare for and choose your recruitment path. You can feel confident that we will help you travel that path.
One of our greatest commitments is to make our services affordable for you. We know that your financial resources may be limited, and we will not allow that to stand in your way. Pathway 2 College is a full service college preparatory and recruiting consulting company. This allows us to offer services at costs that are significantly lower than similar organizations. Total fees for our services are a fraction of those required by our competitors. Our closest competitor charges at least $1,500 including an annual fee. We offer a menu of packages your can choose from that best meets your needs. Our commitment to "best value" signals that your dreams are our dreams, and we will always have your best interests at heart. The services we provide are as follows:
The services we provide are as follows:
1. Academic and Athletic Skills Assessment: Parents, Students and Student Athletes in 7TH through 12th Grade
2. Core Subject Identification: With Parents, Students and Student Athletes in 7th through 12th Grade
3. Discuss Career and Academic Goals with Parent and Student:
4. Discuss Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test~ pre SAT: With Parents, Students and Student Athletes
5. Record and Organize College Recruiting Information: With Parents, Students and Student Athletes
6. Identify top Sports Camps and Offseason training Programs: With Parents and Student Athletes 7. Initial College Selection Consultation: With Parents, Students and Student Athletes in 7TH through 12th Grade
8. Connect with high school and amateur athletic union coaches to validate recruiting information
9. American College Test (ACT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Schedule: Parents, Students Student Athletes
10. Consult with parent and students to Identify schools that satisfy your student's academic needs
11. Assistance in arranging college visits (Academic and Athletic): Students and Student athletes in Grade 12th
12. Create Student Athlete Resume and Cover Letter to college coaches: All Students in Grades 11th and 12th
13. Identify/Schedule Top level Camps and NCAA/AAU Sanctioned/Certified events
14. Consult with Student Athlete in writing their application letters to their final college selection
15. Assist the student athletes with writing their athletic sports resume to college coaches
Again we welcome you to Pathway 2 College: Website recruiting and scouting www.pathway2college.org!
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CSS: College Sports Scholarship
Academics can often be the deciding factor between two equally talented athletes. Don’t assume that just because you are a college level athlete and meet the minimum requirements a school will be willing to accept you. College athletic programs are under a lot of pressure to keep the academic performance of their student athletes up and coaches are unwilling to take a risk with a athlete who isn’t a good student. But you must get ALL your recruiting data online so college coaches can review it. The mistake many athletes make is thinking college coaches are going to select them and offer them scholarship from AAU and Select tournaments and showcases.
Parent and Student Athlete
Checklist: Financial Aid Application
Talk to your guidance counselor.
Your high school guidance counselor will be able to discuss options for paying for college and will be a good resource throughout the financial-aid application process.
Read through the “FAFSA on the Web"” Worksheet.
This is a worksheet that allows you to find answers to common questions about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and read and complete the FAFSA questions before entering your information online. You can find the worksheet at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Compile your financial information.
Gather all financial information from the previous year, such as tax returns and W-2s; this includes your parents’ or guardian’s’ information.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.
The FAFSA should be completed at least six months prior to the fall semester of your first year at college. You can mail in a FAFSA form or apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Look for the confirmation known as the Student Aid Report (SAR).
Upon submitting the FAFSA, you will receive an SAR notifying you of your eligibility and reflecting all the information you included on your FAFSA. If you mailed your FAFSA, your confirmation should arrive by mail in about one month. If you applied online, you should receive your confirmation by mail in three to five days.
Thoroughly review your SAR.
Read all the instructions and make sure the data is correct. If something is wrong and needs to be corrected, contact the college financial-aid office for help.
Call if you do NOT receive confirmation.
Follow up if you have not received confirmation after five weeks; you should contact the U.S. Department of Education.
Look for verification forms from the colleges to which you applied.
The U.S. Department of Education sends your information to all schools listed on your FAFSA. Once the schools receive it, they will then send financial-aid forms in the mail to let you know what programs and awards you’re eligible for from that college.
Call the schools you listed on your FAFSA if you do NOT receive verification forms.
If you don’t hear from the schools you listed on your FAFSA within four weeks of receiving your SAR confirmation, call the schools’ financial-aid departments.
Compare the financial-aid packages.
Does one school give you better financial aid than another? Is that the school of your choice? What does each package cover?
Pick the college you would like to attend.
Choose the school that meets your financial and academic needs as well as any other criteria you consider a priority.
Fill out the financial-aid verification forms of the school you’d like to attend.
Complete the form in its entirety. Accept all or part of the financial aid offered. Verification forms often come with specified deadlines, so pay close attention to when it is due.
Submit the completed financial-aid verification forms to the school of your choice.
Return the financial-aid form to its corresponding school as soon as possible and make sure to include any additional documents noted.