ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND RANKING RESOURCES
ATHLETIC RESEARCH AND RANKINGS
CONFUSED? Make an appointment with an Athlete Mentor to walk through the complex rules and regulations!
UNIVERSITY SPORT PUBLICATIONS
Here are THREE very important student reference documents that you should download and take a look at!
NCAA Standards for International Students
Download info relating to Academic Eligibility here. You will find the Canadian Standards start on page 60
NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete.
The information in this document includes Eligibility, High School Core course requirements, GPA, Test Score standards and much more! This is a very valuable resource.
CIS guide for student athletes.
Download this document that contains information about recruiting, eligibility, scholarships, doping and transferring in the Canadian system.
PREPARING FOR UNIVERSITY
Help with University admissions, applications, SAT/ACT prep, course planning. Options Solutions has offices in West Vancouver and Surrey.
MONEY, SCHOLARSHIPS and LOANS:
Often you may need to fill in the gap where Athletic Scholarships are not able to cover the full price of your education. This could be travel costs, book, food, or tuition costs. Have a look at this article from 2013 that tells us about millions of scholarship dollars in our country going UNCLAIMED!
Calculating the cost of college, finding scholarships: www.collegegold.com
Fastweb. A resource page that includes a college search, as well as scholarships/loans/career planning etc http://www.fastweb.com
Scholarships Canada: www.scholarshipscanada.com
Student Awards: www.studentawards.com
International Scholarship Opportunities for Canadians
Another Scholarship search through schoolfinder.com: http://www.schoolfinder.com/finance/
Information about Canada Student Loans: www.canlearn.ca
Just For Fun!
Really cool VIDEO TOURS of university campuses across the United States, many include info about the city, interviews with students or administration and some have info about their athletic department. Check out your target campuses!
Check out this interactive map and virtual tour tool and see walkthroughs of pretty much every University in the United States….Visit all your target schools from your own house! www.campustours.com
On Being a Student Athlete…
A great article on being a Student-Athlete and dealing with professors in class.
A reflection from a former student athlete on her career. “To the girls who are the midst of it all right now—those early mornings and sprints may seem horrible now, but trust me, you’re going to miss them. Cherish every moment you have on the field, and don’t take any pitch for granted. Play the game well, but love your team even more.”
On Career and Internships
Practical Work experience for BC Youth: www.getyouthworking.ca
The transition OUT of college athletics into career can be very difficult, this article beautifully articulates that struggle:
Check out Athlete Evolution Services for info and mentoring services around strategies that can help you successfully make the transition from sport to career.