by Ryley Hendry
One of the daunting tasks regarding the College Placement process is the timing of everything – knowing when to do what and making sure you are on the right track.
At IJGA, we begin working with our junior golfers in 9th grade. For 20 years, IJGA has placed nearly 100% of our students on college golf teams. With over $51 million golf scholarships awarded, we want to share with you the secret to our success.
Key considerations throughout the College Placement process:
We don’t want you to miss any key dates or tasks you should be completing.
Here is a sneak peak and some key thoughts for students and parents as they work through the college placement process:
9th Grade – Freshman
10th Grade – Sophomore
11th Grade – Junior
Take the SAT/ACT and/or TOEFL
September 1st is a big date for the junior class, Coaches can begin to email prospective student athletes.
Register for the NCAA Eligibility Center
Visit college to get a feel for what is the best fit for you
12th Grade – Senior
July 1st coach can call prospective student athletes
Take official visits (5 allowed under NCAA regulations)
Evaluate your options and make a decision
Graduate! Congratulations, you are now a college bound student athlete!
The College Placement process, if managed correctly, should be a lot of hard work, but also a lot of fun! It is a great feeling to accomplish your goal at the end and move onto College!
Want more help with your college placement process? Email us at email@example.com
Ryley Hendry is the CEO of the International Junior Golf Academy and an expert on junior golf. After playing as a Lobo for the University of New Mexico, Ryley did a season on the Futures Tour. Since then, much of her professional life has been devoted to helping junior golfers achieve their dreams of playing college golf. Ryley also serves on IJGA’s College Placement Team.
The International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) is the premier destination for middle and high school golfers as well as graduates seeking a competitive advantage amongst their peers. IJGA’s unique programs deliver customized golf training, tour competition, performance training, character building and an elite college preparatory education – in a close, family environment in Hilton Head, South Carolina.