Most frequent questions and answers

Early in high school is a good time to start the process. Remember that
you must take some official English exams.

You need to evaluate your sports level, as well as results in the
competition. The coaches are the ones who award sports scholarships.

You are eligible as a scholarship athlete for 4 years, the duration of your
university studies.

The annual cost to study and live is between $20,000 and $65,000.

The scholarships are reviewed and signed each year by the coaches. They
are generally maintained or increased based on your academic and sports

Each team has a limited number of sports scholarships, and the coach
determines the amount to be distributed to each player according to their
sports level. Female players receive a higher scholarship because the
regulation of American studies establishes that the same amount must be
invested invest in both programs, men and women.

During the first year you will live on campus with the rest of your
teammates. From the second year, you can choose to stay on campus or
rent an apartment outside, which is usually cheaper.

You will have an F1 student visa that does not allow any type of
employment contract. As an international student, you can only work
within the university where you study up to a maximum of 20 hours a

Yes, depending on the credits you have already obtained at your
university, you can validate your studies at an American university. In
these cases, it is important to know the eligibility that you will have to
compete in the university leagues.

The Scholastic Aptitude Test is the entrance test that American students
take to access university. International students need to have the SAT
Reasoning Test, which is simpler. It has two parts, ESO level mathematics
and English (reading and writing). This is required to access an NCAA
university: The maximum score is 1600 points, and it is important to
obtain a score higher than 1100 points. There are 4 calls a year: March,
May, October, and December. The duration of the exam is 3 hours, 100
minutes for English and 80 for mathematics.

Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Test. Required by all
American universities for students who do not have English as their native
language. It has four parts (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), with
a maximum mark of 120 points. It can be done in authorized centers or
online in the TOEFL IBT Home Edition version, on a computer. It has an
expiration of 2 years. There are many calls per year. The duration is
approximately 4 hours. 

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