When is the ideal time for my child to start planning for an education abroad?
The best time to start the process is when your child is in the last year of secondary school or even earlier. This will give them enough time to research universities, apply to the ones they prefer, and ensure they have all the necessary documents and test scores ready to go.
However, it’s important to talk to your child and research schools’ opening and closing dates for applications, when tests should be taken, and any other important deadlines that may apply. If you don’t start the process early enough, it’s possible that your child won’t have enough time to apply to their preferred universities and colleges.
How can I help my child in the process?
The best way to help your child is to provide them with knowledge and support. Knowing what type of study field your child wants to pursue can be a great help. Research the various universities’ requirements and differences in admission processes. This will help them focus the process and help you determine the best fit.
How do we shortlist colleges?
When shortlisting colleges and universities, it’s important to be thorough. Start by finding out what criteria and requirements each college and university have for admissions. Compare the criteria to ensure that your child is eligible to apply.
It’s also a good idea to set up a spreadsheet that tracks each college’s requirements, fees, scholarships and other relevant information. This will make it easier to compare and contrast the various universities.
Are there minimum grades I need to achieve to study abroad?
To apply to colleges abroad, students usually need to meet a certain minimum in their academic results. Different countries may have different requirements, so it’s important to find out what the minimum for each college is.
In general, most universities will require your child to have good grades in English, Math, Science, and a second language. Some universities may also require them to have taken certain standardized tests, such as the SAT or ACT.
How do I get a scholarship to study abroad?
Scholarships for international students are becoming increasingly popular as more countries are trying to attract top talent from around the world.
Look for opportunities available and any applications open to your child. You can apply directly via the university’s site or through an education consultant, who can help identify all scholarship opportunities available to you.
What is college athletic recruiting?
College athletic recruiting is for athletes who want to play varsity level sports in college and represent the college for competitions against other colleges. Coaches assess the athletic and academic ability of prospective student athletes and select them to be a part of their teams.
What is NCAA and what is the difference between Division 1, 2, and 3 colleges?
- NCAA stands for National Collegiate Athletic Association and it governs all the collegiate sports in the US across various states and colleges
- The divisions are a measure of how many athletic programs that are supported by a University – D1 schools have more funds allocated to athletic programs than D3 schools, but there are multiple D3 universities that have a much higher academic ranking than D1 and D2 universities. When coaches commit to athletes joining their team, University admissions become far easier and simplified
What does AddedEducation’s recruitment services include?
- Set goals and build a recruiting timeline tailored to the Student-Athlete’s college athletics recruitment journey
- Assistance with university search and identification to determine the colleges that are the best-fit academically and athletically for the Student-Athlete
- Identify scholarship opportunities (athletic and academic aid)
- Guidance in tournament scheduling to ensure Student-Athlete competes in showcase tournaments where College Coaches are scouting
- Develop Student-Athlete’s marketing materials such as resume, cover letter and recruiting video
- University coach contact using AddedSport college coach database
- Schedule and prepare for on-campus “unofficial visits” with college coaches to learn more about the university and athletic program
- Facilitate the growing relationship between Student-Athlete and college coach during the recruitment process, especially prior to September 1 of Grade 11
- Athletic questionnaire and application form filling assistance
- Navigation of NCAA Rules and Regulations to ensure timely submission of documents to the eligibility center
When should I start the recruiting process?
The recruiting process should start as early as possible. Talk to our counselors to know what is, specifically, good for you.
Can I be a recruited athlete in Canada, UK or Australia?
The United States is the only county in the world that has such a strong college athletics presence and recruitment and offers athletic scholarships to its Student-Athletes. No other country allows you to be a full-time athlete as well as a full-time student.
What are the benefits of being a college athlete?
- Greater exposure for personal and sporting development
- Access to elite coaching and training facilities
- Strong academic support specifically for Student-Athletes
- Develop time management skills
- A great stepping-stone to pursue your sport in the professional circuit
- A college degree to fall back on
- Networking and employment opportunities
- Strong alumni network and community after graduation
Where can I get additional information about college recruitment?
Talk to us. Our counselors will be delighted to hear from you!