PROCEDURE

Introductory talk during which all the details of the entire process are explained, all questions answered and all possible dilemmas resolved. Clients get all the necessary documentation to have it with them all the time.

You have not yet officially started the process…

You have prepared the video material and given it to us. We watch the video and evaluate your quality, the level on which you could compete in the USA and also the expected amount of the scholarship i.e. the sum of money that you will need if we estimate that you will not get the full scholarship. All these assessments are approximate, they are carried out based on long years of experience and they are not always completely correct. We reach the decision about your enrollment into our program. The decision can be positive or negative, meaning you can be either accepted or declined.

Based on our evaluation of your qualities, chances and expected costs, you make a final decision on whether to officially become a part of our program.

We sign a contract and the official cooperation begins.

HIGH SCHOOL

1) FILLING OUT THE C2C QUESTIONNAIRE (contact our office via phone, email, Skype, INSTAGRAM).

2) (ONLY FOR ATHLETES) MAKING A PROMO VIDEO The video is one of the most important prerequisites for admission to the program and quality promotion of the Client’s strengths to coaches in the USA. The material must be made professionally and must include all elements characteristic for the particular sport and position that the Client plays. At the beginning of the video it is desirable to introduce yourself, go over basic data, your achievements as well as newspaper clips about you if any. After the introduction, it is necessary to give an overview of your best performances from recorded matches, socalled “Highlights”, and also to present one (or more if possible) entire match or a half-time you performed the best at. We suggest you start your video with the highlights. The first impression is extremely important! If you believe that there are elements of the game (your qualities) that cannot be seen in the recordings of the matches, you can shoot an individual practice session during which you can present anything you find important for that particular sport or the position you play. The evaluation of your features and the decision about your admission to the program are made exclusively based on the quality of your video material!

3) SIGNING A CONTRACT AND ENCLOSING ALL THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION

4) PREPARING AND PRESENTING A PROPOSAL TO THE CLIENT

5) ACCEPTING ONE OF THE OFFERS C2C will help you choose a school that best fits your sports and educational skills and characteristics, but the final decision is yours.

6) PREPARING THE DOCUMENTS AND HAVING INTERVIEW AT THE EMBASSY

7) DEPARTING FOR THE USA

ACCOMMODATION WHILE IN HIGH-SCHOOL

Accommodation can be either in a boarding-school or with a U.S. family.

Private High-Schools can have their own dorms for accommodation with supervisors who oversee the pupils and tend to their needs.

Also, boarding-schools can rent houses and use them for student accommodation.

The accommodation is not necessarily close to the school and in those cases the students have arranged transportation to school and sports grounds.

It is part of the culture in the USA that the dorms are not fully equipped at the beginning of the school year so that the pupils can arrange the space as they wish.

The items that are and aren’t in the room differ depending on the schools. Students acquire what they need with the help of the supervisors in charge, of course. For example, you never get bedclothes but you have to buy them for yourself.

Another option is accommodation with a family.

The families are carefully chosen by the school.

They will give you all the support and assistance you need and will make your stay as pleasant as possible. You will be a part of the family and you will share some of they customs and traditions as an ambassador of they country.

Secondary education in the USA is divided into four school years: 9 (freshman), 10 (sophomore), 11(junior) and 12(senior) class.

Some schools offer Preparatory Year. Prep year is for those who, for some reason, haven’t managed to enroll in university or they have but they want to enroll to a better one.

In those cases they attend Preparatory Year where they improve their high school grades and prepare for the tests necessary to enroll in universities (SAT and TOEFL).

In addition, the students engage in sports, of course, on a level higher than the high school and lower than the university level, and they have a year to improve and develop their skills and to be seen by college coaches who pay a lot of attention to competitions between preparatory schools.

The school year starts every year in late August or early September.

The school system in the USA is MUCH different than in rest of the world. High school students have a much wider range of subjects they can choose from, but they also have a general norm they have to meet. The norm is based on points i.e. credits. The system prescribes a minimal norm which every student must have met by the time they complete the school in order to graduate. Schools in the USA different from schools in rest of the world in many aspects including size. The schools are often small, with fewer students. The classes are fairly small to ensure a higher quality of teaching and allow teachers to pay more attention to every student individually. The classrooms are separate and students move between classrooms and not the other way around, like in Serbia. There are no oral exams and all testing is done solely in written form. Tests usually don’t last the entire lesson and are graded with A, B, C, D or F A is an equivalent to some country's grade “5” whereas F is the unsatisfactory. Teachers constantly assign homework for which points are given. The more homework you do and the better you do it the more points you get. Homework is a very important part of the educational system in the USA so teachers pay much attention to it. Active participation in classes is also very important. Answering the questions and taking part in discussions as well as giving any form of active contribution to class activities related to the subject of the class is highly valued. It all depends on you; in order to be successful you have to participate!

WHAT EXPENSES DO I HAVE TO FINANCE ON MY OWN?

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C2C can’t guarantee either that the Client will be offered a scholarship or what percentage of the scholarship will be offered, but, based on long experience and with great accuracy, C2C can give an estimate of the terms that will most probably be offered to the Client.

The process is very turbulent and it can change easily so you mustn’t consider it finished until you receive the I-20 documents.

High school students have three breaks during the year and during them the schools are closed. It is important to mention that the boarding schools are also closed so the students living in them must find an alternative accommodation during the holidays.

Considering that there are no practice sessions during holidays, the students can do one of the following:

UNIVERSITIES

FREE ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM!

1) FILLING OUT THE C2C QUESTIONNAIRE ( contact our office via phone, email, Skype, Instagram).

2) (ONLY FOR ATHLETES) MAKING A PROMO VIDEO The video is one of the most important prerequisites for admission to the program and quality promotion of the Client’s strengths to coaches in the USA. The material must be made professionally and must include all elements characteristic for the particular sport and position that the Client plays. At the beginning of the video it is desirable to introduce yourself, go over basic data, your achievements as well as newspaper clips about you if any. After the introduction, it is necessary to give an overview of your best performances from recorded matches, socalled “Highlights”, and also to present one (or more if possible) entire match or a half-time you performed the best at. We suggest you start your video with the highlights. The first impression is extremely important! If you believe that there are elements of the game (your qualities) that cannot be seen in the recordings of the matches, you can shoot an individual practice session during which you can present anything you find important for that particular sport or the position you play. The evaluation of your features and the decision about your admission to the program are made exclusively based on the quality of your video material!

3) SIGNING A CONTRACT AND ENCLOSING ALL THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION

4) REGISTERING WITH THE NCAA/NAIA ELIGIBILITY CENTER IMPORTANT!

It is necessary to register with the NCAA/NAIA Eligibility Center in time to be admitted to their procedure so they can assign you the status of an amateur student-athlete by the start of official recruiting process. NCAA and NAIA are two separate associations with different rules and separate application processes. Therefore, it is necessary to register with each organization and send each of them the necessary documentation so both could assign you the status of an amateur student-athlete.

Registering with the NCAA Eligibility Center The NCAA Eligibility Center is a sports association in the USA which permits athletes to compete in the NCAA.

In order to be approved by the NCAA you have to apply in time and submit all necessary documents to them.

You can register on the website: www. eligibilitycenter.org.

Once you’ve opened the website, you must register.

You can do that by clicking on the appropriate field in the top left corner of the page (“Click below to get started”) where you must enter your e-mail to be sent a confirmation e-mail with a verification code that you will need to create your profile.

After that, you have to set up your account by carefully answering a number of questions. To complete the questionnaire (so called application), you have to use your credit card to pay feeto the NCAA.

Having finished everything mentioned above, you are to send the following documentation to the NCAA:

REMARKS

When submitting these documents, it is necessary to write your full name and the ID (the number you get when registering with the NCAA Eligibility Center) on a separate piece of paper and enclose it with the rest of the documentation to the given address.

You are obligated to check your profile on a regular basis because the NCAA Eligibility Center constantly supplements your documentation and you can see in your profile all the documentation they have received, what else is missing and if you have been approved or you are still on hold. We highlight this information because it often happens that the NCAA Eligibility Center loses some of the documents you have sent and by checking your profile regularly you will be able to notice if that has happened and inform them by calling the number: +1 317 223 0700

You are to send aforementioned documentation to the following addresses:

Registering with the NAIA Eligibility Center

The NAIA Eligibility Center is a sports association in the USA which permits athletes to compete in the NAIA. Every student that is about to play in the NAIA for the first time must be registered. You can register on the website www.playnaia.org. There you can create a profile and provide some basic information on your academic and athletic history. Just like when registering with the NCAA, it is necessary to submit your high school certificates and SAT scores.

Just like when registering with the NCAA, it is necessary to submit your high school certificates and SAT scores. In order to complete the registration process, you must use your credit card to pay the registration fee.

Having finished everything mentioned above, you are to send the following documentation to the NAIA:

REMARKS

When submitting these documents, it is necessary to write your full name and the ID (the number you get when registering with the NAIA Eligibility Center) on a separate piece of paper and enclose it with the rest of the documentation to the given address. The NAIA must receive your high school certificates in an official way, that is, they must be sent by your high school in an envelope bearing the school’s stamp.

You are to send aforementioned documentation to the following addresses:

5) TAKING THE SAT AND TOEFL TESTS NOTE:

You must take the exams between steps no. 1 and 6.

All Clients that want to enroll to University must pass both tests and in that way become eligible for possible departure.

The Clients who want to go to a NAIA university must meet two of the following three prerequisites:

Contact our office to get an example of this certificate and all additional information you may need.

In most cases, coaches do not dare to offer a scholarship until the abovementioned criteria are met, that is, until they are sure that the player is “eligible” e.g. approved by the NCAA/NAIA.

All Clients that want to go to a junior college have to pass only TOEFL test. There is a certain number of junior colleges that does not require their students to pass TOEFL, but their number is extremely small, which is why we suggest all our clients take TOEFL test to improve chances of getting an offer.

When applying for the SAT test, in the part where you are supposed to fill in an additional address to which your results are to be sent, write 9999 which is the code for the NCAA Eligibility Center - in order to be approved for competition by the NCAA, the SAT results must be sent directly by the only certified institution www.collegeboard.org.

You can find more information about these tests on websites www.collegeboard.org and www.toefl.org as well as in our SAT and TOEFL Preparation School.

You can apply for the test only on the websites mentioned above. Preparations for the test usually last from 3 to 6 months (depending on the previous knowledge of English). You can get all the necessary books in our office.

6) PREPARING AND PRESENTING A PROPOSAL TO THE CLIENT

7) ACCEPTING ONE OF THE OFFERS C2C will help you choose a school that best fits your sports and educational skills and characteristics, but the final decision is yours.

8) PREPARING THE DOCUMENTS AND HAVING INTERVIEW AT THE EMBASSY

9) DEPARTING FOR THE USA

ACCOMMODATION, SPORTS, STUDY AND LIFE AT UNIVERSITY

Which league is played at universities?

Unlike the sports and clubs in Europe, the amateur sports in the USA is practiced exclusively in the university leagues

There are two major organizations for university sports and each of them is divided into several divisions:

Universities are divided into five divisions (3 NCAA and 2 NAIA) according to various criteria, such as the size of university, the number of sports offered and similar factors, and not according to the quality of teams like it is in Europe.

That is why the best teams in the NCAA 2nd division can be significantly better than teams of middle or low rankings in the NCAA 1st division.

There is also a head organization of junior colleges where student-athletes can also compete and get sports scholarships.

That is:

What are the characteristics and advantages of the educational system in the USA?

The educational system in the USA is significantly different from the European one. Besides organized sports competitions and the possibility of getting a sports scholarship, there are other differences regarding sports and education.

What are the admission requirements for studying at universities in the USA?

Admission requirements for universities that offer sports scholarships are equal for all students without exceptions. You need to complete 12 years of education to study in the USA, except for some junior colleges in some states that allow admission after graduating from a 3-year high school. If you are already a university student, there is a possibility that semesters you have finished are acknowledged in the USA. In this case, there are complex regulations regarding the age limit for athletes, which are different in every division and organization.

What is the difference between college and university?

The difference between college and university is mostly nominal. There are also differences in size and other similar criteria. The important thing for you is that both colleges and universities give a valid Bachelor’s Degree.

Where will I be accommodated during studies?

The accommodation depends on the university you attend. There are two options – “on campus” and “off campus”. Usually people opt for living on the student campus and we also recommend it at the beginning of your studies because it helps you meet other students and get used to the student way of living. Campuses can be like small cities in their size, because some universities have about 20.000- 30.000 students. Some universities don’t have their own campus, so students live in apartments, but the newcomers usually get help from their teammates to adapt easier.

Where will I eat?

There are canteens on campuses where all students eat, including student-athletes. If students decide to live off-campus, they prepare their own food by themselves or with their roommates.

What is the value of scholarship?

The amount of the scholarship you get depends solely on the coach giving it to you, i.e. on his assessment of how valuable you are for him. The best option is getting the full scholarship that covers all expenses (tuition, accommodation and food). Students don’t get money, instead they get a scholarship along with the tuition bill. Usually the scholarship covers from 70% to 100% of the entire expenses.

WHAT EXPENSES DO I HAVE TO FINANCE ON MY OWN?

Expenses at the Embassy

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