- Register for the NCAA Clearinghouse through your high school counselor. Make sure your transcripts meet the proper admissions requirements and athletic eligibility for your schools.
- Decide and set your official visits with five schools. You will have to send transcripts and test scores to the schools before you can visit officially.
- You may take the SAT and/or ACT as often as you feel necessary. The Eligibility Center will use the best scores from each section of the SAT or ACT to determine your best cumulative score.
- Continue to take core courses.
- Check to make sure that you are taking courses that match your high schools NCAA List of Approved Core Courses.
- Request that your high school guidance counselor send an official transcript to the Eligibility Center after completing your junior year. (The Eligibility Center does NOT accept faxed transcripts.)
- Review your amateurism questionnaire responses and request final amateurism certification beginning April 1 (for fall enrollees) or October 1 (for spring enrollees).
- Graduate on time (in eight academic semesters). If you fall behind, use summer school sessions prior to graduation to catch up.
- After graduation, ask your high school guidance counselor to send your final transcript to the Eligibility Center with proof of graduation.
- Request recommendations from your teachers/counselors, if necessary.
- Write essays & mail applications. If your application is getting tagged by the school, meaning you will get a special look from the admissions office, make sure you turn in the appropriate application.
COLLEGE AND COACH:
- Coaches are allowed to phone recruits on July 1st after your junior year. Coaches are allowed one call per week per household.
- Coaches are allowed to visit the home of the recruit on or after July 1st. This will count as one of the three contacts coaches are allowed to have. On campus visits dont count.
- Coaches will try and set up official visits (where the soccer program pays for your visit on campus for 24 hours) during your senior year or perhaps even at the end of your junior year.
- During the senior year, NCAA recruiting rules reach their most relaxed state. You can have as many as five NCAA official visits (or, you can take NCAA unofficial visits) to college campuses after the first day of your senior year. These visits cannot last longer than 48 hours (unofficial visits have no time restrictions). Before you can make a visit, a coach must have both an official copy of either youre SAT or ACT scores and a copy of your high school transcript.