August 17, 2022


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The College Application Process for Student-Athletes

12 min read

Our recruiting experts break down the college application process for student-athletes. Watch to learn more about registering for and taking the ACT and SAT, when you apply for college and more.

0:52 Show Outline
1:28 College application process steps for student-athletes
2:41 ACT and SAT information
5:23 ACT and SAT registration and testing dates
6:32 When do you apply for college?
9:21 Understanding the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
12:32 NCAA Amateurism Certificate
15:34 Summary
16:41 Ring the Bell #NCSACOMMIT
Live Q & A
19:41 At what point should you fill out the college application?
24:24 Have you all had success with athletes signing up with NCSA at the end of their 11th grade year/ beginning of senior year, or does it take a few years to get traction?
27:32 Is the process similar for student-athletes looking to transfer from junior colleges into D1 schools?

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Source: NCSA Next College Student Athlete

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