Assisting college bound student-athletes has become more complex in recent years. While getting into the best college remains the same objective for all students, the process and timetable are quite different. Research shows that being a student-athlete, regardless of gender or sport, increases the chances of being accepted into college. † This course will educate parents of 9th, 10th and 11th grade student-athletes to manage this process and leverage their child’s athletic ability to increase a student’s choices and the likelihood of being accepted. The underlying premise of our approach is to identify and focus on the preferences of the individual student-athlete and then matching these preferences with colleges which share the same attributes. The coaches and admissions offices of these selected colleges become the target of an outreach email campaign written to make each school aware of your child’s interest and abilities. Maintaining this communication plan increases the likelihood of your child being recruited and, ultimately, accepted. This course will prepare parents and students to make objective, fact-based decisions using case studies to demonstrate successful outcomes and will identify action items required to successfully navigate the academic and athletic aspect of the sports recruiting process. Please note that tuition is for an adult/student pair.
† = New York Times, 9 January 2011
Nicholas Michael is the founder of Odyssey College Search.