Questions about recruited athlete and more

<p>Hi, I don't want to get into my stats and EC's too much but I was wondering how NESCAC/ Division III recruitment works. I heard that at another LAC that almost all recruited athletes do ED. I am applying next year and I wanted to know what I should do if I am qualified to do track and field at Williams. Should I email the coach this June and get in contact with him or should I just do the recruited athlete questionnaire? I feel like i should email him directly but I didn't know if that was against the rules. </p>

<p>Plus, if I have a 4.1 GPA, 2200 SAT, 400 volunteer hours, 3 sports, president of 2 clubs and vice of one, intern for Mayor, Jewish, a San Diegan, youth democrat chapter head, website maker for youth democrats and Geography Bee winner what are my chances ED if I am also being recruited for long jump/high jump.</p>

<p>Unfortunately, my course rigor isn't anything to write home about and I'm upper middle class. Also, does being Jewish fall into the category of Affirmative Action?</p>

<p>I’m being recruited currently. Williams allegedly doesn’t recruit kids ED, or perhaps that’s a policy that applies to just my sport. still, the coach has talked to a couple admissions officers on my behalf and “tagged” my ED app. he then says that if I get deferred, he would recruit me RD. so that’s how recruitment works supposedly. you won’t get in ED as an athlete unless you have very competitive academics, which it appears you have. </p>

<p>“Should I email the coach this June and get in contact with him or should I just do the recruited athlete questionnaire?”
email him right after Junior year. what I did was fill out the online questionnaire, and right after sending that in, I sent a more explicit letter explaining my academic background, intended major, specific interests in williams (it’s a unique school so acknowledge why you are attracted to williams specifically), and then detailed my athletic accomplishments. I sent the letter to the email of both the head coach and assistant coach. I got a phone call from the coach the next day, and talked with him every other week up until now. he coordinated an official visit for me which was a blast and sold me on the school completely.</p>

<p>“Also, does being Jewish fall into the category of Affirmative Action?”
not at all</p>

<p>Ok, that was the reply I was hoping for. </p>

<p>"“tagged” my ED app. he then says that if I get deferred, he would recruit me RD. so that’s how recruitment works supposedly." </p>

<p>That gave me the confidence I was looking for, i’m glad that the coaches tag it.</p>

<p>May I ask what your sport is and what your stats are?</p>

<p>Also, does Williams look at writing because that’s my strongest category? I got a 780.</p>

<p>I don’t want to give away my stats, but I play a somewhat rare sport and have academics on par/a little stronger than yours. I’m being paranoid about not giving away too much data, check the ED thread on dec 13 though I’ll post them there if I get in. Williams does look at writing, although that’s probably the worst category to do well in</p>

<p>I am applying to another nescac ED as an athletic recruit, but I looked at Williams over the summer. </p>

<p>Jack said his coach “tagged” his application. I have not heard that before. I heard coaches have slots, tips and support. Slots are for the most desired athletes, the “must-haves.” Often these are kid who need the boost because their academics are a little lower than the average student at the school. Though, they could be any athlete the coach really, really wants. Tips are for kids who have academics in the school’s normal range, and who would be welcome on the team. Support is for kids who really could plainly get in on their own for any number of reasons some kids are shoe-ins, and the support pushes them in a little easier.</p>

<p>Different sports have different numbers of “slots” and “tips” they can use. Some sports might have only one or two, so you can imagine they will only use them on you if you are really a stand out in your sport. Not all athletic recruits are treated the same.</p>

<p>I hope this makes sense.</p>

<p>UCSD,</p>

<p>It is not correct that Williams doesn’t recruit kids ED. They absolutely do in most sports. Please go to the Athletic Recruit page that is part of this forum. One thing you can search for is the bands used in the NESCAC for stratifying athletes.</p>

<p>[Athletic</a> Recruits - College Confidential](<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/athletic-recruits/]Athletic”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/athletic-recruits/). </p>

<p>It has a lot of great advice! Also, please do not wait until this June to reach out to your coach. Do it now!!</p>

<p>So I’m definitely going to take SAT II for U.S History and I will probably get about a 750 but what other test would be best?</p>

<p>Choose one of the 4 answer choices:</p>

<p>A. Should I take the Math 1 and get an 800?
B. Should I take the Math 2 and get a 690?
C. Should I take Spanish w/ out listening and get a 760?
D. Should I take Spanish w/ listening and get a 680?</p>

<p>What are you thinking of majoring in?</p>

<p>Either Political Sci/History/ Minority studies or Environmental Science</p>

<p>Would one or the other help me get in? I think that only the student profile PDF thing it says there is only one environmental science major.</p>

<p>Also, can you explain the Window on Williams program and when the application will be available?</p>

<p>One other piece of advice I would give in addition to just emailing the coach would be scheduling a meeting with him when you go and visit the college.</p>

<p>Thanks Swimmer, I will either go their spring break for a tour, spring break for squash tourney, or for this Window on Williams. Do you know what the Window on Williams is Swimmer?</p>

<p>It is a program for low income and first generation students. Williams pays for them to visit the campus.</p>

<p>Oh thank you, I don’t believe I would qualify for that.</p>

<p>Your academic stats are probably fine for Williams ED IF your track stats are good enough. If you would be one of their best LJ and HJ candidates, you don’t have much to worry about.</p>

<p>Does Williams provide academic support for athletes?</p>

<p>Williams is a D-III school so no athletic scholarships.</p>

<p>However, they do provide need-based financial aid.</p>

<p>I’m actually wondering about academic support (tutoring, etc) for admitted athletes.</p>

<p>UCSDUCD: I would definitely contact the coach in your Junior Year (towards the end) and you would definitely apply ED. My DD applied ED and she is a member of the track and field team. She contacted the coach in her Junior Year. Your stats look great and if the coach is interested he will probably tell you to apply ED.</p>

<p>NJSoccerParent - as far as I know there is no specific tutoring for athletes; however, tutoring is readily available to all students. My DD has had the assistance of a tutor whenever she needed it.</p>