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How To Keep Your Academics on Track During the Coronavirus

How To Keep Your Academics On Track During The Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has not just impacted student-athletes’ ability to train and compete, it’s also affecting academic aspects of the recruiting process. 

When evaluating recruits, college coaches look for student-athletes that are talented athletically and have a strong academic record that meets the NCAA eligibility requirements. Student-athletes who are impacted by school closures should do the following to stay focused on their NCAA eligibility:


  • Follow their school’s online learning curriculum. Many schools have moved to online classes. Student-athletes who have the opportunity to attend these online classes should paying attention to lectures and staying on top of homework assignments.
  • Check in with their high-school guidance counselor. The sports community may be at a standstill to some degree, but college coaches are still recruiting athletes. Check in with your counselor regularly to make sure you are taking the necessary courses and meeting or exceeding GPA requirements. NCSA’s Eligibility Center Checklist breaks down what you should be doing and when.
  • Utilize this extra time to study for upcoming tests. With standardized tests being canceled or postponed, this means you have more time to study. Recruits should set aside a few hours a week to prep for the ACT, SAT or AP tests.

Need help studying for AP, SAT or ACT tests? Starting in early April, free online video lessons developed by AP teachers will be available on YouTube covering topics/skills taught in the final weeks of AP courses while Method Test Prep is offering FREE ACT/SAT mini-lessons on Facebook Live, every weekday at 11am CST.

Find the latest information on school closures and SAT, ACT, AP and other standardized testing updates on NCSA’s blog.

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