Freshman Year of High School: Setting the Foundation   calendar
• Get a good start on your GPA – It counts for college starting NOW
• Get involved in extracurricular activities & keep a list
• Start compiling community service hours
• Be aware of the NCAA approved course list for your HS
• Develop your soccer skills as well as your verbal and non-verbal communication skills
• Start your soccer profile (review FCB player profile – coming soon)- Select an email address that you will use to communicate with the coaches. This email should be consistent through your recruiting process. If you change services you need to communicate it to all schools you might have interest in. Select an email address that is fitting. For example COSkiBum@aol.com is not as fitting as FCBoulder12@aol.com or SisiSmith@aol.com.
• Attend College Summer Camps & club tournaments

Sophomore Year: Staying the Course
• Continue all of the above
• Attend college soccer games
• Research potential schools of a wide variety
• Review NCAA core course list
• Start considering who will provide you with recommendation letters: building a good reputation takes time
• Take PSAT (NMSQT) in spring
• Continue with focus on GPA, community service & extracurricular activities
• Research potential schools of a wide variety, build an extensive pool = 20-30
• Take unofficial visits to potential schools
• Update your soccer profile by including video of your play and write a cover letter to go with it
• Send informational letter, schedule and video to coaches from those schools of interest via e-mail or regular mail
• Attend major college showcase events & college camps

Junior Year: Testing & Narrowing Your Pool
• Continue all of the above, as relevant
• Meet with CAP Director for advice and informed of your process
• Fill out on-line recruiting form located on each college program’s website
• Register for the SAT/ACT
• Review NCAA core course list with high school counselor
• Review/update cover letter & profile, including updated video content
• Continue with unofficial visits – meet coaches while visiting
• Take SAT/ACT in spring
• Continue with focus on  GPA, community service & extracurricular activities
• Send informational letter & schedule to wide variety of schools – follow up
• Narrow pool to 15 schools
• Attend major college showcase events & college camps
• Attend FC Boulder College Seminar

Senior year: The Final Phase
• Continue all of the above, as relevant
• Retake SAT/ACT in October
• College Visitation – official visits available
• Narrow your pool to 5 schools – Should include mixture of dream schools, most realistic schools & safety/backup school
• Apply for Scholarships: Institutional & Outside
• FAFSA Application: January 1 (deadlines vary between schools, state and the federal government)
• College Application: November / December
• Continue with focus on GPA, community service & extracurricular activities
• National Letter of Intent Day (NCAA): Early February
Complete NCAA Eligibility Center forms 
• Keep CAP Director informed of your process
• Meet with CAP Director for advice and informed of your process

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