Q: What is ISA?
International Student Athletes (ISA) is a company headquartered in Miami, Florida and has representatives worldwide. We help young and talented athletes receive a prestigious education and further sports career in the best American universities. Due to our connections with coaches and university representatives we are able to help our athletes realize their goals and dreams in no time.
Q: How can I contact ISA?
You can contact us via phone at +1 (305)-563-4777, email us at email@example.com, or Skype at isathletes.
Q: Which sports do you work with?
We work with sports such as: baseball, basketball, bowling, crew (rowing), cross-country, fencing, football (American), golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, indoor track, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, women’s field hockey and wrestling.
Q: What is an athletic scholarship?
Athletic scholarship is a financial support provided to an athlete by the university's athletic department. Athletic director and coaches play key roles when awarding scholarships. Even though scholarships are provided on a yearly basis, generally athletes get renewed for four years, which is an average time to complete undergraduate degree in USA. Students can receive either partial or full funding that covers costs associated with tuition, school supplies and books, as well as housing food and medical expenses.
Q: Can athletic scholarship be revoked?
Yes, there are cases when athletic scholarships are revoked. It is highly important to comply with university requirements and student-athlete code of ethics.
Q: How many athletic associations are in the United States and what are their differences?
There are three major athletic associations in the United States. These governing bodies set rules in regards to scholarships, recruiting, and practice processes.National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) includes over 900 member universities and more than 250 provisional members registered within three NCAA divisions. Division I is the most competitive. Annually NCAA Divisions I and II universities provide more than $2.7 billion in athletic scholarships to more than 150,00 student-athletes. Division III does not provide athletic scholarships. National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is a governing body of around 350 smaller colleges. Annually NAIA gives an opportunity to more than 60,000 student-athletes to play college sports. NAIA has Division I and Division II, 90 percent of which offer athletic scholarships. NAIA institutions offer more than $450 million in scholarships. National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) consists of two-year institutions. Even though it has three divisions, scholarships are provided at the Divisions I and II.
Q: What are the age restrictions to receive athletic scholarship?
According to NCAA “Rules, policies, restrictions” as long as you remain eligible there are no age restrictions. In National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) there is no age limit as well. However, students are restricted to 4 seasons of competition in their sport and have 10 university semesters to complete these 4 seasons of competition. There are now age restriction in NJCAA. However, you need to undergo registration process in each of these associations to make sure you comply with the eligibility rules.
Q: What is a typical training schedule for a Division I student-athlete?
As regulated by National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) during in-season athletes can practice 20 hours per week and have 1 day off per week. Whereas, out-of-season practices are limited to 8 hours per week and 2 days off per week. Advisors and coaches are closely collaborating to develop a practice schedule that would not conflict with classes that student registered for.
Q: What exams are required to meet admissions requirements?
Most of the universities require that international undergraduate students take one or more of the following tests: SAT or ACT, as well as IELTS or TOEFL. These tests measure student’s English proficiency and knowledge in math, science, reading, writing, and speaking. Please note that admissions requirements may vary. Please consult with our representative to find out about requirements in your particular case.
Q: What degrees are offered and when I should declare my major?
USA universities offer a wide range of subjects to choose from. If student is not sure what he would like to study he has enough time during the program to explore different options and try new classes. Specific time to declare major may vary based on institutional requirements, however academic advisors are closely working and assisting student-athletes in all their academic needs and desires.