The Enrollment Lottery is now completed.
We are continuing to accept Letters of Intent for all grades,
and children will be added to wait lists, first come, first served.
Please visit the Enrollment Process page for more information.
NCAA..... NAIA..... NJCAA.....
Some of these organizations might sound familiar but did you know that in order to even step foot on a practice field, you have to meet their eligibility requirements? Never mind being offered a scholarship! As with any part of the college process, it's important for you to be informed. With the world of collegiate athletics, the rules and requirements are there to protect you, the student athlete. However, being uninformed can be very costly on several levels to say nothing of destroying a long held dream to play your sport at the college level!
As you proceed with this process, consider identifying three sets of colleges: schools the student athlete can attend without any scholarship funding, schools the student athlete can attend with a partial athletic scholarship and schools the student athlete can only attend with a full scholarship that may actually be a combination of athletic and merit scholarships along with financial aid.
Get in the Game This guide will help you navigate the world of admission and college athletics.
NCAA -- National Collegiate Athletic Association
Start with this brochure that will introduce you to the Eligibility Center. For more information about Division I, click here or for information about Division I and II, review this Initial Eligibility Brochure. Athletes are encouraged to register at the beginning of their junior year after which you will be assigned a NCAA ID number and be accessible to recruiters.
Once you've registered with the Eligibility Center, you'll need to order your transcript sent to NCAA to complete the process. Refer to these instructions for the process at MacLaren and complete this form to give our registrar permission to release your transcript.
This association's members are typically smaller colleges and universities but their athletic programs are often quite competitive! Men and women compete in for national championships in some 13 sports and scholarship funds are available for talented scholar athletes. If you're not sure you are competitive at the NCAA Division I or II level, don't overlook the opportunity to continue playing the sport you love at an NAIA school.
Over 500 member institutions offer scholarships to athletes who want to participate at the college level and will be starting their college careers at the Junior College level. Some of the best athletes who go on to compete at a professional level have started at a Junior College!!
Use this handout to make sure you have a true picture of the environment and expectations of the various athletic programs you may be considering.