Tips for obtaining an athletic scholarship at a U.S. university.

Earning an athletic scholarship to a U.S. university can be an exceptional opportunity for student-athletes who want to combine their passion for sports with a high-quality education. However, the application process can be competitive and requires careful planning. From MAE we offer you key tips to increase your chances of obtaining an athletic scholarship at a U.S. university.

And, although to achieve this, we need the student, in addition to having a competitive profile in their sport, to have an average academic curriculum, and to have passed the SAT and TOEFL or Duolingo exams, it is good to know some tips for this.

Early start

The application process for an athletic scholarship in the USA. should start early, often during the high school years. We will show you all the universities that offer the sport you excel in so you can familiarize yourself with their programs and requirements.

Stand out in your sport

To be considered for an athletic scholarship, you must excel in your sport. To be considered for an athletic scholarship, you must excel in your sport.

Maintain good grades

Academic grades are also important. Most U.S. colleges require student-athletes to maintain a minimum GPA to be eligible.

In addition to that, we recommend you prepare a complete athletic and academic profile that includes your athletic achievements, statistics, letters of recommendation and academic transcripts. This will be critical in the application process.

Register in NCAA or NAIA

If you are interested in playing in a specific collegiate division, register with the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) or NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics). This will allow you to compete at the collegiate level.

Also attend sports camps and fairs in the US. This will give you the opportunity to showcase your skills to college coaches and possibly receive scholarship offers.

Keep your determination

The process of obtaining an athletic scholarship can be challenging, and you may face rejection. Stay determined and continue to work on your skills and your athletic and academic profile. Sometimes, perseverance is key to achieving your goals.

How does MAE work to help you obtain an athletic scholarship to a U.S. university?

  • We carry out an evaluation of the student’s sports profile.
  • We study the possibilities prior to the start of the process (without any commitment).
  • Preparation of academic and sports documentation and registration for exams.
  • We contact American coaches directly to start receiving economic offers based on your sport profile.
  • We present you the wide range of offers received by the coaches (scholarships) and help you in the final decision.
  • We process documents with the chosen university and finally, we take care of the visa process.
  • Once at your destination, we don’t forget about you. We keep in touch with all our athletes and make sure they are meeting their goals.

As you will see, obtaining an athletic scholarship to a U.S. university is a process that requires dedication, planning and effort. With a combination of athletic excellence, academic achievement and a solid strategy, you can increase your chances of obtaining a scholarship that will allow you to achieve your academic and athletic goals in the country. But don’t worry, if you have any questions, contact us, we will be happy to help you.