The emphasis for soccer scholarships must be the desire and determination to gain a University degree. In the USA you will be known as a student-athlete. Attending a US university is about being a student AND an athlete. Academic standards need to be maintained throughout the duration of your degree to allow you to continue to play sport. Academic progression is monitored closely for those students competing in intercollegiate athletics.
For entry at age 18 the basic calculation of the Grade Point Average (GPA) requirement for entry to US universities is determined by GCSE grades at age 16. PASS4Soccer will accurately calculate your GPA as part of the Assessment process.
A levels, BTEC Extended Diploma/Diploma's or Scottish Highers are important to make sure a student meets the relevant sporting eligibility criteria. University sport in the USA is highly regulated on an academic and an amateur/professional basis.
Academic scholarships are available in addition to soccer scholarships for high achieving academic students. Therefore, we recommend students interested in gaining scholarships in the USA focus on both their academic and athletic achievements to ensure you receive the highest possible scholarship awards.