Going to the next level.
Educating and giving our players an opportunity to move on and play collegiate soccer.
Snohomish Youth Soccer Club's (SYSC) mission is always to provide the tools for our players to aspire and fulfill their dreams of the game. This is why (SYSC) is pleased to continue our relationship with Varsity Student Institute (VSI). VSI will assist in providing the United families and players with the information and tools to assist you in your college search. VSI offers free team and/or individual meetings once a year to all United teams and players. We highly recommend you take advantage of this opportunity regardless of whether or not you aspire to play college soccer. It is great information for the college search process!
VSI is a local company, that has been assisting student-athletes for seven years with the information needed to conduct an intelligent college search. They are the local experts in the process of finding the right school, for the right reasons, where you can play soccer.
Our contact is Gary Whitehouse and you can email him directly at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (425) 922-2617.
Paula Bishop knows the college financial aid system and works with parents to develop strategies to pay for their children’s college education. Paula Bishop, CPA is a Certified College Planning Specialist and partners with SYSC in the area of financial aid for college. Paula is an expert in the details of the financial aid process, and meets with families to determine if they are eligible for financial aid, and estimates the amount of financial aid they most likely will receive from their student’s colleges of interest. Colleges that offer merit scholarships; both for academic and athletic achievements are also identified.
Paula works with parents to complete the necessary financial aid forms (FAFSA and CSS Profile form). Paula reviews the family’s finances and tax returns, and identifies areas that either help or detract from financial aid eligibility. If the family does not qualify for need based aid, alternatives solutions are addressed.
The primary goal is to match the college that your student will attend to your student’s academic goals and interests, as well as the family’s ability to finance their education without robbing retirement funds or resorting to excessive debt.
Paula holds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley, and a BS in Economics with a major in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Washington Society of CPAs, the American Society of Women Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Eligibility Center Information
The NCAA Clearinghouse has recently changed their policy regarding the receipt of test scores. All SAT and ACT scores must be reported directly to the NCAA Initial Eligibility Center by the testing agency. Test scores that appear on the transcript will no longer be accepted. Use the NCAA Eligibility Center code 9999 when you request scores to be sent from SAT or ACT. Those students who applied earlier in the year should be getting a letter from the NCAA stating that you need to have your scores sent from the testing agencies. Any questions please see Mr. Jaskoski.
NCAA Eligibility Center Basics
You must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at their website if you wish to play Division I or Division II college athletics. The only way to register is on-line. The recommended time by the NCAA is at the end of junior year/beginning of senior year.
Go to NCAA Eligibility Center's website. Select Prospective Student Athletes and click on Domestic Release Form. Complete the Student Release Form online and include your credit or debit card to pay the $60 fee.
If you attended another high school before Cathedral you must contact that school to have your transcripts sent.
You must send your ACT and/or SAT scores to the Eligibility Center directly from the testing agencies. The Eligibility Center no longer accepts test scores from school transcripts. To contact ACT go to www.act.org and for the SAT go to www.collegeboard.com
Make sure you complete the amateurism questionnaire when you first register with the Center. You will need to return to the Eligibility Center website to update and complete the amateurism questionnaire and request a final amateurism certification in the spring of your senior year.
Once you have submitted your student release papers see Mr. Jaskoski to have your transcripts sent. You may check on your status by: Visiting the clearinghouse website and click on Prospective Student Athletes, then Registered Student Login.