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9 months ago
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If you get recruited as a student athlete to a college, do you still have to apply to that specific college?

- college recruiting process

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9 months ago

Of course, they must fill out a college application to the college they were recruited to. They are not the sons and daughters of the President of the United States who have private applications and interviews, nevertheless, have to apply to the college as well.

Otherwise, there is no guaranty that the said recruited athlete would be able to do the academic side of their commitment. If this was the norm, they would all put the brakes on school and coast for up to a full year of senior year and do very little to advance their education. Colleges want great athletes but they still have to graduate with a degree from the institution.

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9 months ago

I don't think so (hopefully someone else will confirm) unless you did ED for that college.

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9 months ago

That would depend and vary per college. The safest thing to do is to ask your recruiter what the standard process/procedure is. I would submit an application just to be safe, but it really depends on the college. If you are submitting an application and it's not yet clear on the application that you are already a recruited athlete, don't forget to include that in the Additional Information section of the CommonApp. That's what the section is for, so make sure you use it. You can either just state the fact briefly and concisely or you could also write a mini essay explaining it. I hope this helped!

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