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The Cost of Not Being An Informed Athlete

Here are 3 scenarios that I frequently hear then I’m contacted by student-athletes or their families regarding the transfer process.  In each of these cases, the NCAA Division I student-athlete was planning to transfer and was ready to, or already had, resigned from their team, and in one case, the student-athlete had already withdrawn from […]

Can HS athletes "double-sign" with a JUCO and NCAA school?

I’m often asked by high school student-athletes or parents if it’s possible to “double-sign” with a Junior College and an NCAA institution. Because they are separate organizations, it is possible to sign a letter of intent with a school in each organization. Since it’s best not to burn any bridges, student-athletes and parents should consider […]

NCAA Rules on Outside Scholarships

For high school student-athletes who plan to play a sport at an NCAA Division I or II university, it’s important to remember some key points if you receive a scholarship from your high school, local civic club, parent’s employer, or other organization.  Local organizations providing these scholarships should also keep these key points in mind. […]

Preferred Walk-on Status – What does it mean?

That term “preferred walk-on” actually means nothing more than whatever that coaching staff intends it to mean.  At one university, a preferred walk-on may be guaranteed a spot on their roster, while at another university, it may only mean that they don’t have to go through an open tryout to join full-squad practice sessions. What […]

NCAA Athletic Scholarships and Financial Aid Issues

While some people believe that all college athletes who receive athletic scholarships receive “full-ride” scholarships, the truth is that athletes in the majority of college sports programs receive only “partial” athletic scholarships. A “full” athletic scholarship covers the following costs of college:  tuition, certain course-related fees, room and board, and the value or provision of […]

High School Athletes: Will you be an NCAA Qualifier?

If you are not sure you’re on track to be an NCAA Qualifier for Fall 2019, contact us for a Transcript Review and Assessment. We will evaluate your core courses as well as your estimated core course GPA and your ACT or SAT test score to make sure you’ll satisfy the sliding scale requirement. If […]

Can a student-athlete get a season do-over?

In most cases, any amount of participation in a game or contest against another team counts as a season of eligibility used. The only way to get that season “over again” will be through a hardship waiver if the athlete incurs an injury or illness that is serious enough to be documented by a physician as […]

Has your college athletic scholarship been cut?

We are getting quite a few calls and e-mails this week from college athletes and/or their parents who have been told their athletic scholarship won’t be renewed for next year, or who are considering a transfer to another college for more playing time or a “better fit.”  For a consultation to discuss your rights regarding […]

NCAA Regional Rules Seminar June 4-6, 2018

As part of Informed Athlete’s commitment to providing accurate information to our clients and newsletter subscribers, we attend the annual NCAA Regional Rules Seminar every year. I’ll be attending the seminar from June 4-6, 2018 where I’ll have the opportunity to discuss important topics related to transfers, waivers & appeals, eligibility, scholarships, and recruiting rules […]