While enjoying the experience of being an interscholastic student-athlete, many of you no doubt have entertained thoughts of continuing athletic participation in stride with the next step in your academic endeavors. You also realize that roster spots are scarce, and competition rises exponentially at the next level.
What you may not realize, however, is that your athletic ability in comparison to your high school rival's is only one piece to the puzzle. The maze of eligibility requirements, admissions standards and recruiting regulations -- and how they vary from junior colleges to colleges and universities -- can be as daunting and intimidating as any opponent you've faced at your current grade level. To that end, we offer this section of the MHSAA Web site as a springboard to your dreams of collegiate athletic participation.
KEYS TO A SMOOTH START
- Meet Core Course/Academic Requirements
- Take ACT and SAT Tests
- Develop a Network for Support and Counsel
(Parents, Coaches, Administrators, College Governing Bodies)
- Research College Choices and Make Informed Decision
The information contained here is intended to provide general guidelines. For specific eligibility rules, regulations and admissions standards please refer to the resources offered within this section, or contact any of the compliance or admissions office via the links provided by clicking in in the upper right corner of this page.
This information comes from Web sites and publications directed toward the college-bound student-athlete, as well as first-hand accounts from various compliance directors at Michigan universities and colleges. The links in the left-hand column provide a wealth of information regarding NCAA institutions as well as NAIA schools and junior colleges/community colleges. Which school and what level is right for you depends on your abilities and interests.
We hope you find this information to be a useful bridge to your future as a student-athlete.