I recently had lunch with a friend who provides private baseball instruction. During our visit, he told me about one of his athletes who is a senior and hoping to play at the NCAA level. The player told him he was taking the ACT test on December 11.
When my friend asked him how many times he had taken it so far, the player said “This will be my first time.” (He has not taken the SAT either.)
If you are a subscriber to our monthly newsletter, I’m confident that most of you know how important it is to take the ACT or SAT test during the junior year.
It not only provides a baseline score so the athlete knows how much, if any, they need to improve their score for freshman eligibility to compete, but also how much they need to improve their score for academic scholarships.
Keep in mind that an ACT Sum Score of 105 or an SAT score of 1200 (in critical reading and math) could mean an additional academic scholarship (100 or 1050 for NCAA Division II).
In addition, it also is required before athletes can make official visits to campus or be offered a National Letter of Intent.
So make sure you get an ACT or SAT test scheduled at least once during your junior year.
If you are new to our website, you can access our up-to-date recruiting calendar with upcoming ACT & SAT test dates by clicking on the “NCAA Recruiting Calendars” button on our home page at www.informedathlete.com.