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College Planning and Placement

Your College Roadmap

We know college is important to you, which is why it’s important to us, too. We start college planning early and help our students develop a personalized roadmap that sets realistic goals for their future. The dedicated staff at our College Planning and Placement Center (CPPC) educates and mentors each student-athlete and family about college exam preparation, athletic recruiting and NCAA compliance. 

Quick Facts

  • We host over 200 college coaches and 100+ college and university admissions professionals on campus annually-We provide academic guidance in selecting course and preparing for PSAT’s, SAT’s and ACT’s
  • We coordinate recruiting efforts, call coaches, manage the IMG Academy portal, and work with those in each sport assigned to that task
  • We communicate with parents and include them in many of our student meetings
  • We facilitate NCAA rules and eligibility education and serve the entire community as our NCAA compliance resource
  • We stay in touch with alumni – those transferring, those needing guidance and support, those now preparing for grad school

The College Planning and Placement Center works with all IMG Academy student-athletes starting in 9th grade (including post-graduates) to create an individualized road map for finding and gaining acceptance to the college that best fits their goals and needs. It consists of College Planning, Athletic Recruiment, SAT Prep and NCAA Compliance Education.


College Planning

We support each student during their college search and application process by communicating with students, families and advisors and coordinating meetings with college admissions staff. We also provide ongoing resources such as the Naviance Family connection (an online counseling tool), campus visits and college fairs.


Athletic Recruiting

Our expert athletic recruiting liaisons guide our students through the college recruiting process and encourage students to meet with college coaches and attend campus events. We also educate our student-athletes about NCAA eligibility, compliance and regulations.


SAT/ACT Prep

IMG Academy students take a year-long, 40-hour SAT preparatory course that begins in the spring semester of their sophomore year and continues through the end of the fall semester of their junior years. The course is scheduled to coincide with the optimal timing for students to begin preparing for the test and also complete their preparation when they are expected to begin taking the SAT. Preparation includes critical strategies, test-taking tips, topic-specific lessons and online prep courses.

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NCAA Compliance Education

The CPPC works to educate each student, family, coach, and staff member with the nuances of NCAA eligibility. The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) is made up of college and university member institutions which develop and implement rules and regulations to determine participation and protect fairness in every sport. Our staff offers educational workshops, monitors academic certification, tracks recruitment activities, and oversees amateurism issues so that students, parents, and college coaches can have full confidence that an IMG Academy graduate will have a complete understanding of the rules in place that govern their eligibility to play at the next level. 

For more detailed information about the NCAA and their eligibility process visit: www.ncaa.org

It was a team effort from the staff here in helping us to improve. Everyone did their part, whether it was nutrition, mental training or on the field, everyone played a big part in our development… this place really helps you develop and get better in any sport you want to play.”
Shaq Moore, Class of 2014, current member of U.S. Soccer U20 Men’s National Team
 

Other Important Information:

Staff

Mark Blaweiss
Director of IMG College Planning and Placement Center and NCAA Compliance Education Officer

Heather Von Seggern
College Advisor 

Wayne Walton
College Advisor

Scott Treibly
College Advisor and Coordinator of Athletic Recruiting

Mark Riddell
Coordinator of SAT/ACT Test Preparation and Academic Tutoring

Additional Information and Resources
Bradenton Herald - IMG Academy Celebrates 167 College Signings
YouTube - IMG College Planning & Placement
IMG News - IMG Academy Basketball Program Post-grad Accepted to Oxford

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