There are guidelines, requirements, and obligations that an athlete needs to be aware of when they apply for college scholarships. If an athlete doesn’t meet these requirements, their scholarship could be revoked. An athlete can be asked to leave college if they are not meeting academic obligations. Don’t be alarmed however, there are action steps you can take that will help your athlete stay on track. This blog will give you insight on how to ensure your athlete meets academic obligations.
Academic Entry Requirements
Every student planning to undertake study at a college/university, must meet minimum entry level requirements. This normally consists of maintaining a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) within high school or undergraduate study. Each country has its own minimum academic entry requirements. The US requires a GPA of 2.0 to 3.0. In Australia, most colleges and university’s require a minimum OP score of 16. New Zealand students need to complete the NCEA level 3 with a minimum score of 213 totalled over their 5 best subjects. Entry requirements will vary through each degree or course. When you know what your athlete wants to study, begin looking at what the entry requirements are for that corresponding degree.
If your athlete is going to be studying internationally, they may be required to sit an English proficiency exam. The results will determine if your athlete needs to enrol in an English pathways course before they begin study. Please don’t think of this in a negative fashion. It will only benefit your athlete to be fluent in English. If you are concerned, there are many resources out there to help get them started on the right track. My team and I can help point you in the right direction. You can reach out to me right here. We can talk about how you can ensure your athlete meets academic requirements http://www.facebook.com/PEAinternational.
Begin Gathering Required Documents NOW!
As with any application, there are going to be documents required. Many of them are documents you can start to get in order early on in the process. These can include academic transcripts, passport, personal statement, financial paperwork, reference letters, and letters of recommendation. Keep mid-term and end-of-year school reports handy also. As mentioned earlier, each country, and each college, will have their own set of requirements. Do the research, and know what you’re going to be asked for. Be prepared so there are no nasty surprises. Begin gathering required documents now, to avoid being caught having to chase documents up. Your time is precious so the last thing you want, is to be wasting it.
Know What Tests To Take And What Score Your Athlete Needs
There are many different colleges and universities that require your athlete to sit an exam or two. I cannot stress enough how important it is, that you know what tests to take and what score your athlete needs to achieve. Make sure you are also taking note of test and admission deadlines. Missing these will result in your athlete being denied entry to the college they could attend if not for a silly mistake. There are so many resources that can give your athlete a type of dummy run on their required tests. Team PEAinternational can help you find all the juicy resources you need. Become a member of PEAinternational today, and we will point you in the right direction. You can join in the fun right here https://mailchi.mp/d2e37d7ced4e/joinpromotingelevatingathletes
Put Those ‘To-Do’ Lists and Study/Sports Planners Into Action
You may be wondering why on earth I am so obsessed with lists. I can tell you this my friends, they ARE the primary element to your athlete successfully hitting every step of the application process. Whether it’s for college, scholarships, or programs, your athlete WILL achieve success, Your student athlete will hit every milestone like a boss. But, you must put those to-do lists and study/sports planners into action now. Help your athlete to create a visual. One thats a constant reminder of what they are working so hard for. Let them see every achievement, milestone, and accomplishment. This will ramp up their confidence, keep them positive, and motivate them to keep going.
If you would like me to show you how to help your athlete keep on track, schedule a call with me. You can have 30 minutes free with yours truly. We will go over everything you need to know, and create an action plan to start implementing right away. You can schedule a call right here https://peainternational.com/free-consultation-call/
There are many tips, tools and strategies available to show you how to ensure your athlete meets academic obligations. These are just a few to get you started. You can never start too early. Remember, your athletes success is my #1 priority. Together, we will help your athlete achieve the college dream on a sports scholarship. Take care. Yours in sport, Brooke Hamilton, CEO PEAinternational