College Match: Questions to Help Find the Best College Fit

How do you find a good college match for your student-athlete or for yourself? Our experts provide help with several questions to ask high school students about college to find the best fit.

For more on this topic, check out: https://usatodayhss.com/2017/ask-your-student-these-20-questions-to-find-their-best-college-match

Find NCSA’s list of Best Colleges for Student-Athletes here: https://www.ncsasports.org/best-colleges

1:40 Show outline
2:00 What is college match
2:54 Finding the right fit as an athlete
4:27 Finding the right fit athletes as a college coach and college program
6:11 Ask these 5 questions about ACADEMICS to find a college match
8:44 Questions to ask and things to ask if you are just starting the process
11:49 Things to consider when comparing division levels
14:33 Parents, ask these financial questions
21:04 Summary
22:22 Live Q&A
22:30 How do you find out about schools that you’ve never heard of?
25:02 Is COVID-19 going to interfere with recruiting in the year 2021?
28:14 Should you bring up the fact that you do not need aid/ scholarship from the college coach (EX: if you have a fully funded 529 plan)?
32:04 Do coaches limit what majors a student-athlete can pursue? Will they steer students away due to the potential time commitment?
35:02 How important is film? Is it worth reaching out to coaches before you have any?
38:02 Ring the Bell #NCSACOMMIT

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