College Placement Timeline

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:

  • Make sure the tournament schedule you set is the best for you to showcase your talents! Students should plan on playing events year round to stay in the best competitive state!
  • Research, Research, Research— Too often families have preconceived notions about DI vs. DII or small school versus large school – research will help you make sure you see all options available!
  • Answer every questionnaire you receive and every correspondence you receive from coaches, even if it is from a school you are not sure you are interested in.Communication is a must and you never know what school may work best for you!
  • Keep your GPA the highest you can — it may not seem important in 9thgrade, but a strong GPA shows college coaches you can balance academics and athletics! Just think of your competition. If you were competing with another student athlete for a scholarship, you both were equally great golfers, but your GPA was higher, it may just push you to the top!

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

  • Understanding the importance of a solid GPA.
  • Research and start to understand what College Golf is all about. IJGA has a lot of resources here.

10th Grade – Sophomore

  • Begin SAT/ACT prep and/or TOEFL prep.
  • Make sure your classes are on track and following the NCAA guidelines. Check them out here.

Related Article: Check out where the IJGA Class of 2016 started their college golf careers.

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!

Learn more about the IJGA College Placement Process.

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 collegeplacement@ijga.com%2Fijga2019

Related Posts

No results found

Menu
Loading...

Connect with IJGA

close slider

GET IN TOUCH

Please contact us with any questions you
might have about IJGA.


IJGA Old Carolina
(843) 686-1500
info@ijga.com
89 Old Carolina Drive
Bluffton, SC 29910


IJGA Bishops Gate
(855) 378-8177
infobg@ijga.com
26945 Bella Vista Drive
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737


IJGA La Loma
+52 1 (444) 825 61 95
miguelm@bggalaloma.com
martinh@bggalaloma.com
Circuito La Loma 301
Lomas del Tecnológico
C.P 78216
San Luis Potosí, S.L.P. México
www.bggalaloma.com


IJGA Albatross
+91 7827 998 826
team@albatrossgolfacademy.co.in
contact@albatrossgolfacademy.co.in
Karma Lakelands Golf Resort
NH-48, Sector 80
Gurugram, India
www.albatrossgolfacademy.co.in

CHAT WITH AN ADVISOR


Message Us

REQUEST CONSULTATION

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE