Going to college can be a reality for every student. Each journey might look a little bit different, but the end results will always be the same. Higher education can open so many doors for you and allow you to reach your dreams.
There are literally thousands of schools to choose from and no where near enough time to learn about all of them. Narrowing down the search and finding the right schools to apply to doesn't have to be stressful or difficult. Today, there are online resources and tools that help us find colleges and universities that match you up with your specific interests and requirements. These three sites are just the tip of the iceburg and they are some of my favorites. Scroll through some of their pages and find the site that is right for you.
We will absolutely utilize the tools and resources provided by Naviance, but you can also feel free to check out these other sites in addition to the work with do with Naviance. The perfect college campus is out there for you and it can't wait for you to visit!
The college search and application process can be a lot to take on. Here are some websites that offer a lot of helpful information and tools to help you a long the way. We will be utilizing many/all of these sites together during your time at Niles north. Click on the resources below to learn more about each site.
Student Athletics in College
Dear Prospective Student-Athlete,
Please explore the NCAA resources if you are a student-athlete seeking eligibility for college athletics. It is important to remember that you are a student first and an athlete second. Colleges will not admit students to play any sport unless they are in good academic standing and meet the college entrance requirements. In addition to meeting college entrance requirements, students seeking to play NCAA Division 1 or 2 athletics and/or NAIA Division 1 or 2 athletics must also meet eligibility requirements of those organizations. Details on the eligibility requirements can be found in the NCAA eligibility guide.
Student athletes must accept responsibility for maintaining their academics and working towards meeting requirements. Students should be aware of their own credits and grades. Counselors, parents, and coaches should be consulted regularly throughout the high school years for guidance. However, the ultimate responsibility rests with the student.
Before you approach college coaches concerning their teams and athletic grant-in-aid possibilities, learn about the rules governing the recruitment process. Even as freshmen and sophomores, it is beneficial to understand the process. See Ms. Allegra Giulietti-Schmitt, College & Career Counselor, for information on the recruitment process. In addition to seeing Ms. Giulietti-Schmitt, you must let your guidance counselor and coach know of your interest in college athletics early in your high school career (freshmen year is ideal.) Your counselor will work with you to ensure you are taking the correct classes for eligibility as well as to prepare for college entrance requirements. Your coach can help you prepare your recruitment video and resume.
If you are interested in a specific college, do not wait for them to contact you. The chances of being recruited are marginal for most students; only a small percent of the most accomplished student-athletes are recruited. It is the responsibility of the student-athletes to make their face, name and talents known to various colleges.