Deciding which college to attend is a difficult task, and often students discover that the decision they made during high school was not the best for them. In the rare case, a transfer might make sense. But transferring colleges is not a decision to make lightly. For starters, student athletes’ scholarships do not transfer with them. Moreover, depending on the relevant rules and regulations, students who transfer schools may be prevented from playing, at least temporarily. The first principle of transferring schools is: Students should not transfer unless they cannot meet their academic or athletic goals at the current school.
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Don't Put a Cap on the Number of Coaches You're Contacting
Receiving a few emails or letters from college coaches does not constitute serious recruitment. College coaches contact thousands of student-athletes so that they have enough options to fill their needs. Student-athletes should play the same game, contacting 100-200 college coaches. About 10% will show serious interest, giving the athlete about 10 to 20 programs to actively consider.
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An Introduction is Always in Order
Before sending emails to 25 coaches and administrators, an athlete might want to call, make an introduction, and ask for the name of the person to whom the athlete should forward information in order to be evaluated to compete for the program.
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