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FAQ

USA UNIVERSITY SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS

Getting Started

How do I get started?

Click the “Get Evaluated” button above and complete the form. A scout will contact you within 24 hours of your submission. Alternatively, feel free to give us a call and discover the possibilities. 

When should I join the program?

It is wise to begin your international university search in grade 10 of high school. Do not wait until grade 12; you need to start this process early to ensure your academics, sports and extracurriculars are in order. 

Scholarships

Sports Scholarships

Sports scholarships are awarded for a student’s athletic ability and the universities need. These can be both full-ride or partial scholarships, which are awarded at Division 1 and 2 level. Most sports scholarships will be between 70% and 100% of the total university cost; however, this depends on the student’s ability.

What will a full scholarship cover?

A full scholarship will cover housing, food, tuition and books. ​

What is a full tuition scholarship?

​NOTE: this is different from a full scholarship. A full-tuition scholarship will cover your tuition fees. You will still need to pay for housing, food, and books. 

What percentage scholarship will I receive for playing sports?

​This depends on your natural sporting ability and the level of your target university. If you have been accepted into Aspire Atlantic Scholarship Programme, you will receive multiple scholarships from different Universities. You may receive a 100% Scholarship from a Division 1 college or a 50% scholarship from a division 2 college. It’s all about your ability and how well you have prepared for the process. 

Academic Financial Aid

Financial aid is awarded on the basis of academic ability. Each university will provide its own academic scholarships. Amounts would only be finalized after one has applied and been accepted. 

Need Based Financial Aid

This is not a scholarship, however, financial aid is awarded to students who meet the college acceptance requirements but cannot afford the financial burden of attending the college. Not all universities provided this and is typically awarded by Ivy League colleges. 

International & Diversity Student Grants

These are awarded on the basis of diversity and achieving a balanced student body, usually awarded to people of colour and international students.​

Finance

How much does university cost?

You are looking at spending anywhere between $12,000 and $50,000 per year in the USA.

Can you work as an international student?

Yes; however, student visas do not allow full-time employment. You may work part time up to 10 hours per week in the USA.

Do I need to pay Aspire Atlantic before applying to the programme?

There are no costs to get evaluated by our scouts. However, should you want help to take advantage of the USA University Sports Scholarship opportunities, we do charge. Sign up or give us a call to find out more.

Universities

Do we guarantee entry into a university of your choice or any university?

We do not guarantee entry into a university of your choice as you may not reach their standards. No agency can. As an educational consultancy we look at you holistically and help you find an institution that best aligns with your aptitudes. Schools that meet your abilities are called best-fit schools and may not be the ones you have heard of before.

How long does it take to get into a university?

​Acceptance into a university depends on where you apply. Some have deadlines, and some have rolling admissions and accept applications until they are full. USA Universities usually respond to students by March. 

When do the universities start?

USA universities start in September and end in May/ July of the following year. 

Academics

What is a GPA?

GPA is an American grading system. Essentially, it is your high school marks that are converted into an average out of 4 points. GPA stands for “Grade Point Average” and is based on points assigned to your school marks from Grade 9 through to Grade 12.

What is the SAT?

​The SAT is a USA admission test that show universities how you compare to other students. The exam will test the Reading, Writing and Maths skills that you gained throughout your high school career.

​​Students should take SAT during grade 11 or early in grade 12. ​There are multiple testing locations in each country. When you have registered for the SAT, you will be able to pick the closest location to you.

Highly selective universities, such as the Ivy Leagues, only choose students who score above 1400 out of 1600 on SAT exam. There are many other universities with lower averages; however, 1250 points should get you into most universities.

Do you offer any help for SAT prep?

​No, not as Aspire Atlantic. However, we have partnered up with Genius Premium Tuition who would be able to assist.

What is the TOEFL exam?

​The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is an exam that must be taken to establish an internationals students English speaking ability.

What marks do I need to get academic financial aid?

​USA universities look at the difficulty of your subject choices, marks, extra-curricular activities and community service. If you require academic financial aid, you will likely need to have an A average with a very high SAT exam score.

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