Getting Started

A recruiting timeline during High School.

FRESHMAN YEAR

  • Attend High School orientation

  • Set four year Academic Plan with your high school counselor

  • Set up your collegefitfinder profile

  • Set academic goals with family

  • Set soccer achievements for yourself

  • Wish List of college you would to attend

  • Be apart of school activities (i.e. student government, club…)

  • Community service opportunities

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

  • Set Academic Plan for school year with counselor (Review & Revise)

  • Review grades and goals with parents

  • Start listing 20 schools you are interested in

  • Attend “College Night” at high school functions

  • Sign up for PSAT

  • Aztecs  team going to College Showcases

  • Meet with your Aztec Coach or Director of Coaching with your parents to go over plan

  • Start gathering information to write your cover letter, and resume

  • Continue to visit college campuses

  • Focus on Grades!

  • Review NCAA College-Bound Student-Athlete Guide

 

JUNIOR YEAR

  • Review & Revise your four year Academic Plan with high School counselor

  • Visit college nights and college fairs

  • Verify SAT registration deadlines with high school counselor

  • Get letters of recommendation

  • Complete your Cover letter and Resume with Aztecs Coach

  • Visit colleges to find size and climate you preferred

  • Take SAT and ACT

  • Attend Financial Aid workshop

  • Start NCAA Clearinghouse Application

  • Take AP Classes or Honor Classes if possible

  • Have your top 10 preferred college list

  • Review college applications for admittance with your counselor

  • Your Aztecs team is competing in College Showcase Tournaments

  • Really focus on your Grades “Demand Excellence”

  • Beware of Scholarship Scams

 

SENIOR YEAR

  • Apply to the University of Choice (Sept., Oct., Nov.)

  • Finalize application essay topics

  • Finalize your recommendation letters

  • Review application essay with parents and teachers for proofing

  • Get Financial Aid forms on Jan. 1st

  • Meet all application/ scholarship/ housing deadlines

  • Parents and student meet with school counselor to finalize transcripts

  • If necessary re-take SAT and ACT (last date in Dec.)

  • Send Mid-Year & Final Transcripts for Clearinghouse

  • Meet with Aztecs Coach, Assistant Director or Director of Coaching for assistance

  • Follow up on all letters written to college coaches

  • Have a strong soccer season

  • Take recruiting visits

  • Send final transcripts to the University you have accepted

  • Attend Financial Aid meeting

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