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Sports in College: Want to Play on a College Team?

Think you've got what it takes to play sports in college? If you hope to make the team and perhaps even score athletic scholarships, you have to get your name out there.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

Considering Sports in College for a Star Athlete

Whether they just want to play or they want to pursue athletic scholarships (or both), simply knowing that your child intends to compete at the college level will help you find a college as the college selection process progresses.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

Sports in College: Following Recruiting Rules

As a prospective college athlete, you may be recruited by schools. To ensure that the recruitment process is fair to all colleges and students, the major athletic associations (NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA) have stringent rules governing this process.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

Sports in College: NJCAA Eligibility Requirements

If you wish to compete in intercollegiate athletics for a sports college that is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), you must meet certain amateur and academic eligibility requirements.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

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Sports in College: NCAA Eligibility Requirements

There are two components of eligibility that you must fulfill before competing for a sports college that is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): amateur eligibility and academic eligibility.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

Sports in College: NAIA Eligibility Requirements

In order to compete as an incoming freshman for a sports college that is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), you must meet certain amateur and academic eligibility requirements.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

The DOs and DON'Ts of Playing Sports in College

For many graduating high school students, a large part of school was sports. In college, things are a bit different.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

Sports in College: Declaring Your Eligibility

If you wish to participate in sports in college at an NCAA Division I or II school, you need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center so it can certify your academic and amateur eligibility.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

Sports in College: Considering Athletics When Looking to Find a College

There are many aspects of college life to consider when choosing a school; as a student-athlete, you’ll probably have additional concerns that other prospective students won’t.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

Playing for an NCAA Sports College: It's a Contact Game

Market yourself by making contact with the people that matter in the arena of sports in college.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 28, 2013

Ask the Experts: Sports and College

Read actual questions from students about sports and college and see answers and advice from college planning and admissions experts.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 23, 2013

Maintaining Amateur Status to Play Sports in College

If you're an athlete looking to play your sport while still attending college, then it's important that you know how to maintain your amateur status so that you don't encounter any problems. Professional athletes are not allowed to compete at the collegiate level. To find out more about how to maintain your amateur athlete status, read on.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 23, 2013
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