Slamstox specializes in the overall process of becoming a student-athlete. We provide our athletes and their parents with a tailor-made plan that is fully monitored by our Slamstox App.
Do you want to become a student-athlete?
The answer to this question is a very important and potentially life-changing decision. You can become a student-athlete at only one point in your life, and your career in the US will serve as the steppingstone for anything you decide to do after college. Therefore, we believe that thorough preparation is essential during your journey to becoming a student-athlete. The entire process is complex, takes time, and is an important aspect in your final choice of a university. Here at Slamstox, we assist both student-athletes and their parents throughout the complete process with step-by-step instructions and personal guidance.
Steps in the process
Below is an overview of the most important steps in the process towards becoming a student- athlete.
Meeting with Slamstox; what is your dream?
Identifying your background, ambitions, and dreams is very important to us as we successfully guide you throughout the process. During a personal meeting, we will take an in-depth look at your situation and create a tailor-made plan. Preparation is key!
Determination of eligibility
To be eligible for college sports, student-athletes must meet certain criteria. We will guide you through the eligibility process to ensure that you are ready to play.
Universities require certain scores on the SAT and TOEFL to be accepted into their programs. These tests assess both your English and math abilities, and your performance will heavily influence which universities you will be able to attend. We will provide you with a comprehensive study plan that will allow you to prepare for and excel on test day.
Your Slamstox Profile & Video
We gather your academic and athletic highlights to create your own Slamstox profile. Taken together alongside several sports videos, this will give coaches in the US a first impression of you as a student-athlete. Check out our athlete page for examples.
Contacting the right universities with your profile
There are over 2,000 universities offering scholarships for student-athletes. However, not all of these institutions will be a perfect match for you. During the process, we will carefully examine your criteria and only contact relevant coaches and universities. This creates a personal and tailor-made approach that is highly appreciated by Slamstox athletes.
Going for the perfect match
There are many factors that determine whether a university is right for you. A university’s athletic level, academic prestige, size, coaches, and scholarship offerings are all examples of the aspects you must consider when making your decision. Together, we will help you find the perfect match.
Transcripts, admissions and other paperwork
During the process, expect a large amount of paperwork. High school transcripts, enrollment applications, motivation letters, recommendations, and test scores are just a few of the documents that need to be completed. Rest assured that we know each of the requirements, and we will help you prepare everything correctly.
Housing, insurance & additional requirements
Do you want to live on campus or in an apartment in the city? Will you keep your international insurance, or should you apply for university insurance? Do you have the correct medical records to become a student at your university? These are only some examples of the many questions that we will discuss together to place you in the best situation possible.
Passport, visa and travel documents
Every international student entering the US is required to have certain forms and an F-1 visa in their passport. In order to receive these, you must schedule an appointment at the embassy and fill out several applications online. We will make sure that these steps are taken carefully to guarantee a smooth entrance through customs!
Step on the plane and start living the dream!
Is everything taken care of and are you prepared to begin your American adventure? Then you are ready to step on the plane and start living the dream! We will continue to follow you closely and stay in touch while you are in the US.
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