A brief summary of things to know

Freshman

  • You are declared a recruit once you enter high school.
  • Contact with college coaches via phone, instant messenger, letter, email, fax, or visit can only be made by you. College coaches cannot call, email, write, fax, or visit you, with the exception of one underclassman letter from a college, which includes general information about the university and volleyball program. The letter can also include one questionnaire.
  • You are eligible to receive one camp brochure from a college.
  • You are eligible to take an unofficial visit.

Sophomore

  • Contact with college coaches via phone, instant messenger, letter, email, fax, or visit can only be made by you. College coaches cannot call, email, write, fax, or visit you, with the exception of one underclassman letter from a college, which includes general information about the university and volleyball program. The letter can also include one questionnaire.
  • You are eligible to receive one camp brochure.
  • You are eligible to take an unofficial visit.

Junior

  • Beginning September 1 of your Junior year, you can receive regular written correspondence from any university, which includes letters, email, and fax. There is no limit on the amount of written correspondence you can receive from one university at this time.
  • After July 1st of your Junior year:
  • Contact with college coaches through phone and instant messenger can only be made by you.
  • You are eligible to receive one camp brochure.
  • You are eligible to take an unofficial visit.
  • You can receive one phone call or one instant message per week or one from each university
  • You can receive up to 3 in-person, off-campus contact with coaches, including a home visit.

Senior

  • 1st day of classes, Senior year
    • You are now eligible to take an official visit to a University: You are only allowed up to five official visits
  • November 13th – 20th
    • Early signing date: Once you sign, you have no restrictions on phone calls, contacts, or evaluations.
  • April 15th – August 1st
    • Late signing date

Eligibility

(Keep in mind these figures change from year to year)

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average compared to ACT/ SAT score. It is graded on a sliding scale. The higher your GPA is, the lower your test score can be and vice versa.
  • English: 4 years
  • Math at the Algebra I level or higher: 2 years
  • Natural or physical science (including at least one lab course if offered): 2 years
  • Additional courses in English, math, or physical science: 1 year
  • Social science: 2 years
  • Additional academic courses (keep in mind that most universities require at least two years of foreign language): 2 years
  • ACT: www.act.org
  • SAT: www.sat.org
  • NCAA Clearinghouse: www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
  • The clearinghouse will have a section where you can fill in school codes, which is a number that specifies that you want your information sent to a specific University. You can obtain the school code from the University you are interested in and your clearinghouse information will be sent directly to that specific school. You can obtain the school code by calling the University or talking to the coach.
  • IMPORTANT: As a student enrolling in a University, you must remember it is your job to make to make sure you are sending your information to the correct places.
    • The clearinghouse and university do not work together! Both institutions must receive your SAT or ACT score, your unofficial transcripts, and your official final transcripts. REMEMBER: there is a big difference between unofficial transcripts and official final transcripts.
  • ACT or SAT? If you are uncertain on whether or not to take the ACT or SAT you can take both to be safe. If you have narrowed your choices to a certain number of schools you can contact each specific school and see which test they require.