Many high school athletes fall through the cracks and don’t meet the academic requirements to be a “Qualifier” because they weren’t planning early enough in high school, or due to inadequate advice regarding college athletic eligibility.

According to an NCAA staff member presenting at a recent seminar, the average high school counselor has 700 students that they are responsible for – they can’t help everyone adequately.

If you’d like us to assess your athlete’s progress toward NCAA eligibility, you can contact us for a Transcript Review and Assessment.

We will evaluate your athlete’s core courses, as well as their estimated core course GPA and their ACT or SAT test score to make sure they’ll satisfy the sliding scale requirement.

To learn more about how we can help your athlete meet the new NCAA academic requirements, go to Transcript Review and Assessment or call NCAA Rules Expert, Rick Allen at 913-766-1235.

This Guide is a “must read” before you visit campus! 
Making the decision about which college to attend is extremely important and can have major financial and emotional implications for many years.
Over the past several years of advising student-athletes and their parents, we have learned that many do not prepare adequately or at all for the campus visits and then make decisions they later come to regret.
A little known fact is that once an athlete joins an athletic team at a four-year college, they must have “permission to contact” before a coach at another NCAA school can talk with them or their parents about a possible transfer.
At Informed Athlete, we believe that if athletes and parents were better prepared for visiting campuses and choosing a school, there might not be as many transfer situations.

  • In this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn the differences between official and unofficial visits and the NCAA rules that govern both.
  • You’ll also learn insider secrets about what to look for with regard to the coaching staff, facilities, academics, campus, teammates.
  • AND, you’ll receive a list of questions that you should ask while you’re on campus.Click here to get your Copy!

“Any parent wanting to help their child navigate the tricky and confusing path of transfer from one FBS school to another simply should not do so without the guidance of Rick Allen and Informed Athlete.  
 I am such a parent and happen to be a lawyer of 34-plus years.  A long legal career did not prepare me for the rules, exceptions, and exceptions to exceptions found within the NCAA transfer rules.  
Fortunately, I found Rick.  Within one day I had concrete answers that led directly to my son’s successful transfer without loss of any eligibility.  I could not have done it without Rick’s guidance.  
The old phrase “a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client,” rang very true when I found out how much I did not know.  Rick knows, he is accessible, affordable and, most importantly, he cared about my son’s future.  
I would highly recommend that any parent trying to help their child call Rick first.  You will not need to call anyone else.”

Father of FBS Transfer Student-Athlete

We love hearing from clients we’ve helped and they tell us where they are and how they’re doing.  If we’ve advised you in a phone consult, e-consult, you’ve purchased a download, or if the info from our website has been helpful, we’d love to hear from you!

We’ve helped thousands of athletes transfer successfully to another athletic program.  If you need assistance with your athlete’s transfer, call or send an e-mail to