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You want to study abroad, we make your dreams come true. Here you have: The frequently asked questions

January 04, 2018

Many talented athletes who want to study abroad approach affinity asking questions. We are here to help you in every step of the way. This is why, here we bring you the frequently asked questions our clients had, to help you understand a little more what Affinity sports and Education is about.

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Concerning Affinity's services

Our athletes ask: What help can i get from affinity during the process, and why should I require their services ?

Affinity provides support throughout the entire recruiting process up to the final year of your study in the North America as a student athlete, including building of player profile on (www.sportsync.com), creating sports highlight video, connect with university coaches for sports scholarship opportunities, negotiate scholarship amount, university admission, NCAA/NAIA Eligibility Center registrations, visa application, communications with coaches, etc.

Concerning private and public schools

Our athletes ask: I have seen that some of your athletes got full scholarships in private schools in the USA, are there any public school that provides scholarships? 

Yes, a lot of U.S. public universities compete in the NCAA and offer sports scholarships to student athletes, e.g. University of Virginia, University of California, Irvine, etc.

Our Athletes ask: How do I start applying?

You start applying by filling in this student athlete form: (www.affinityed.com/student-athlete-form/) and we'll contact you through Whatsapp for a free consultation.

Regarding the SAT test

If you’re thinking of applying to college, in the USA, it’s vital that you know what the SAT is and how it will affect your application process.The SAT It’s one of two standardized college admissions tests in the US. (The other is the ACT.) It's run by the College Board, a non-profit that also administers the PSAT and the AP (Advanced Placement) program. The SAT is a standardized test meant to show schools how prepared you are for college by measuring key skills like reading comprehension, computational ability, and clarity of expression. Because so many students take the test, it also provides schools with data about how you compare to your peers nationwide. You'll almost certainly need to take the SAT or ACT if you're applying to any colleges or universities in the United States, since most require you to submit test scores with your application. Depending on where you want to apply, your ACT or SAT score can account for as much as 50% of the admission decision, so a strong standardized test score is vital.

Our athletes ask: Should I apply for SAT test first? The next SAT international test date is in March and we suggest you to fill in this form: (www.affinityed.com/student-athlete-form/) and get a free consultation with us through Whatsapp before signing up for the SAT test.

Our Athletes ask: Do i need to pay for exams?
Yes, you'll need to pay for the entry exams (SAT, IELTS/TOEFL). I'd suggest you to fill in this form: (www.affinityed.com/student-athlete-form/) and get a free consultation with us through Whatsapp for the details and the pricing.

Regarding the scholarship

Our athletes ask: How much will the school fees cost and do we have to pay ourselves? It depends on the scholarship amount and the area you go to. Full scholarship covers basically everything from tuition to room & board, meals, etc. Usually, full scholarship will include insurance as well. You'll know more when the scholarships are offered by coaches and schools.

Our athletes ask: If we are provided with the scholarship, where are we going to stay, and how much it might cost? You'll either stay at the university dorm or at a flat/house with your teammates. If you stay at the university dorm, it's very likely that your roommates will be your teammates. For the amount you need to pay for, it depends on the scholarship amount and the area you go to. Full scholarship covers basically everything from tuition to room & board, meals, etc. Usually, full scholarship will include insurance as well. You'll know more when the scholarships are offered by coaches and schools.

Our athletes ask: How long do we need to be there? If you're a regular high school student, you'll typically study in the North America as a student athlete for four years. The duration may be shorter if you're a transfer student.

We hope it helps to solve your questions and we would be more than happy to tell you: "welcome to the family"!


 

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