PLANNING IS THE FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT STEP IN COLLEGE PLACEMENT.
Boasting a near 100% college placement rate, the IJGA approach to college preparation has proven effective time and time again. Our students have received over $52 million in scholarships and our alumni have gone to attend schools with prestigious golf programs such as Georgia Tech, Princeton, Dartmouth, Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Yale, University of Alabama, UCLA and Boston College. Ultimately, our students have gone on to have successful careers in the PGA, LPGA, and European Tours, with some alumni reaching the ranks of famous golfers.
WHAT’S THE ONE THING YOU HAVE TO DO TODAY TO BE YOUR BEST?
At IJGA we believe that the college process is one of the most important aspects of Academy life and you cannot start the process early enough.
And at IJGA, College Planning and Placement is a part of your tuition. It is not an additional fee.
The College Planning and Placement team works to find the best possible college fit for every student, based on their individual golf and academic levels. We want to ensure during their years at the Academy they have been adequately prepared and equipped to be eligible and accepted into the best college program for them. College coaches are attracted to our concept of creating independence through education. College coaches see a player to be more college ready after their experiences living and training on the BGGA campus.
THERE’S A PATH FOR EVERYONE.
The college placement process can be quite daunting without a solid plan and clear direction, especially for international students, who are not familiar with the strict National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) requirements and rules.
Our qualified and experienced College Planning and Placement Team, together with the coaching team, has a strong network of college coach relationships that can help eliminate many of the unknowns and identify the right program for every student. We will lead and guide you through the intricacies of the process and give every student the best opportunity to make the right decision for them.
Whether students aspire to NCAA Division I, II or III or a NAIA school, there is a college for everyone.
Director of Education & Development
Darcie is a graduate of Elon College, B.A. She worked in the fields of marketing and advertising before pursuing graduate studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) to pursue an encore career in education. She has served in the education field since 1996, where she began as a high school teacher in the Indianapolis Public School System. Darcie is a veteran educator, with 22 years of experience in the field of education including: teaching and administrative leadership roles in both public and private schools, college planning and admissions consulting services to domestic, international and first-generation students. Darcie has worked in private school admissions/administration on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina for nearly a decade. In 2012, she retired as Head of School from Sea Pines Montessori Academy. Since then, she has been working as a College Admission Strategist and founded her own college consulting firm – College HHI.
She has been a featured speaker at educational conferences and broadcast on television and international radio on the subject of education. Most recently, she was featured as one of four Women of Distinction featured in Elysian Magazine. In addition to being a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) she is also a Member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).
YOUR COLLEGE GOLF RESOURCE CENTER.
With limited college golf team spots and scholarships available, you need an edge. Download all the IJGA College Planning & Placement articles & resources here.
- Top 10 Questions to Ask the Coach When Considering College Golf Programs
- Your College Roadmap
- Collegiate Golf FAQs
- Typical College Golfer Scoring Averages
- What Prospective College Golfers need to Know about Scholarships and the NCAA
- The Teen Brain (and How to Deal With It)
- Overlooked College Golf Programs
- Best Small College Golf Programs
- Quiz – What Schools Are Right for Me?
How many College Golf Scholarships are available?
College golf scholarships available for men
College golf scholarships available for women
Incredible diversity together as one.
The incredible diversity at IJGA is one of our strongest assets; students come from over 40 states and more than 28 countries, but they all share a common desire to pursue their passion for golf into college and beyond. “We pride ourselves on the fact that a student attending the International Junior Golf Academy will leave with a better understanding of many other cultures and, thus the world,” said Jeff Hay of IJGA College Planning + Placement. “This type of global development not only makes them a better person, but will also help them stand out above their peers at college and beyond!”
How many Division I College Golf Programs are there?
For male golfers
For female golfers
How many Division II College Golf Programs are there?
For male golfers
For female golfers
We provide the following services
- Share what college coaches are looking for and how they recruit
- Provide an honest and realistic assessment of the student-athlete’s current academic and golf abilities
- Assist with understanding the NCAA & NAIA eligibility centers
- Develop a clear, long-term game plan for the recruiting process
- Provide a calendar of major timelines for recruiting, financial aid, academic testing and admissions
- Provide college searches for “best fit” school based on academics and collegiate golf skill level.
- Share coaches’ contact information
- Assist with initial contact with college coaches
- Build a golf and academic resume
- Consult on tournament selection and practice design
- Present numerous technology elements that provide shot data analytics for presentation to coaches. This can be provided by IJGA coaches.
Developed in conjunction with NCAA coaches, College Golf Camps of America (CGC) is the first privately operated multi-college golf camp in the world. CGC allows college coaches to instruct, evaluate, clinician and interact with Junior Golfers from all over the world.
Operating under strict NCAA guidelines, CGC is a ground-breaking concept that will provide a huge value to Junior Golfers and Parents with goals of playing Collegiate Golf. Each event will have a select group of major colleges coaches to develop fundamental skills for aspiring Junior Golfers both boys and girls.