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Getting started
A recruiting timeline during High School

 

FRESHMAN YEAR
 
Attend High School orientation
Set four year Academic Plan with your high school counselor
Start a college folder with Castro Valley Soccer Club (CVSC) staff members
Set academic goals with family
Set soccer achievements for yourself
Wish List of college you would to attend
Be apart of school activities (i.e. student government, club...)
Community service opportunities


 
SOPHOMORE YEAR

Set Academic Plan for school year with counselor (Review & Revise)
Review grades and goals with parents
Start listing 20 schools you are interested in
Add to your CVSC file a contact lists (include school, coaches name, e-mail)
Attend "College Night" at high school functions
Sign up for PSAT
CVSC team going to College Showcases
Meet with your CVSC Coach or Director of Coaching with your parents to go over plan
Start gathering information to write your cover letter, and resume
Your CVSC folders starting to fill up with information
Continue to visit college campuses
Focus on Grades!
Review NCAA College-Bound Student-Athlete Guide

 

 
JUNIOR YEAR
 
Review & Revise your four year Academic Plan with high School counselor
Have your CVSC college folder ready to use at all time
Visit college nights and college fairs
Verify SAT registration deadlines with high school counselor
Get letters of recommendation
Complete your Cover letter and Resume with CVSC Coach
Visit colleges to find size and climate you preferred
Take SAT and ACT
Attend Financial Aid workshop
Start NCAA Clearinghouse Application
Take AP Classes or Honor Classes if possible
Have your top 10 preferred college list
Review college applications for admittance with your counselor
Your CVSC team is competing in College Showcase Tournaments
Really focus on your Grades "Demand Excellence"
Beware of Scholarship Scams

 

 
SENIOR YEAR

Apply to the University of Choice (Sept., Oct., Nov.)
Finalize application essay topics
Finalize your recommendation letters
Review application essay with parents and teachers for proofing
Get Financial Aid forms on Jan. 1st
Meet all application/ scholarship/ housing deadlines
Parents and student meet with school counselor to finalize transcripts
If necessary re-take SAT and ACT (last date in Dec.)
Send Mid-Year & Final Transcripts for Clearinghouse
Meet with CVSC Coach, Assistant Director or Director of Coaching for assistance
Follow up on all letters written to college coaches
Have a strong soccer season
Take recruiting visits
Send final transcripts to the University you have accepted
Attend Financial Aid meeting