The competition for a sports scholarship is extremely fierce so we strongly recommend starting the process as soon as possible. Ideally, the process of applying for undergraduate study in America will begin 1-1½ years before enrolment at a U.S university. Below is an example of some of the key steps in the process timeline that a prospective student-athlete will need to complete prior to enrolling at a university in America:
2 YEARS BEFORE ENROLMENT
Contact U.S Sports Scholarships to arrange an initial consultation and to learn more your eligibility for a place at an American university. Based on suitable universities we will decide whether you need to take an entrance exam (such as the SAT or ACT).
1 YEAR BEFORE ENROLMENT:
If you have not already, register and sit an admissions test before then working on your admissions applications and scholarship search.
LEAD UP TO ENROLMENT:
Submit your applications with regular admissions deadlines tending to be in December/January. You will then receive admissions decisions by post or email and can then notify the universities of your decision and apply for your visa. Enrolment at your university will begin in August.