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If you are considering participating in collegiate athletics after high school.

Some student-athletes have a goal to participate in athletics at the collegiate level. The Providence Academy Athletic Department, College Counselors, and coaching staffs are very willing to help student-athletes pursue this goal. To this end, we offer the following advice for our student-athletes:

  • Communication with your PA coach(es) is essential. Student-athletes who have a strong desire to compete at the collegiate level should consult with their coach prior to their junior sport season;
  • The driving force behind college selection should be the academic fit. Athletes should identify their desire to compete at the next level and work in conjunction with their College Counselor to develop their list of potential college choices;
  • As an athlete pursuing collegiate sports, you should create a resume and cover letter that represents your overall high school experience and highlights your athletic accomplishments. Your college counselor should review the resume before submission to coaches/college personnel;
  • Be proactive in marketing yourself to college coaches by creating a highlight video, forwarding game schedules, completing the online recruitment questionnaire on the college’s athletic department website, etc.;
  • PA videotapes games for coaching purposes and not all games are documented. Coaches will help secure copies of any game videos when they are available. If a family wants additional games documented, they may do so at their own expense;
  • If you are considering NCAA Division I or II institutions meet with your College Counselor to discuss the process of registering with the NCAA Clearinghouse;
  • NCAA Division I, II, and III institutions all have separate academic requirements;
  • Review all NCAA Academic Eligibility Requirements with your College Counselor and visit the NCAA website at
  • Student athletes will benefit from taking the ACT or SAT for college entrance by February of their junior year;
  •  If you wish to compete in NCAA DI or DII in your first year of college you must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center and be certified academically and as an amateur. Student athletes completing the PA curriculum as outlined in the Academic Program Guide will exceed minimum NCAA course requirements;
  •  Once you have registered with the NCAA Clearing House, you must request through your College Counselor that your high school transcript be sent to the NCAA Eligibility Center at the end of your junior year.

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