Goose - I follow your logic but read on.... I agree that test-optional was put in place to boost the pool of underrepresented applicants and therefore not intended to enhance or give advantages to athletic recruits. When you say most baseball kids won't fit into these categories, while a broad generalization, it's likely very true. However unless I am way off base, test optional is for all students applying not just first gen, kids from tough socio-economic backgrounds, its also for baseball...
Interesting Study https://www.insidehighered.com...esearch-still-needed Relevant part: What are the characteristics of students who choose not to submit test scores? Twenty-five percent of the students in the study were nonsubmitters. Women choose not to submit scores at higher rates than men. Black or African American students are twice as likely to be nonsubmitters, and underrepresented and low-income applicants are more likely not to submit scores than the general population.
They guarantee free tuition for families that make up to $125K: https://collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/cost-aid . You would probably want to use their net cost calculator to get a better idea though. In addition to tuition, there is also fees and room & board which cost around $17K per year.
Chicago is among the most generous, but many other schools also have very generous need-based aid, and/or also academic scholarships. I found a list here: https://studentloanhero.com/fe...ancial-aid-packages/ . There are other lists/calculators out there. Don't narrow yourself too early; if you need to stay in Illinois, look up all the schools around you to see what they say about financial aid. Keep your grades up and you will have many options.
"The point of clarity is for the OP. He's Junior in HS trying to process this information. His application will be treated just like every other student who applies test optional no matter what his economic, first language or athlete vs non athlete status might be." Yes, absolutely unless coach supported, his application will be treated as every other applicant (i.e. into the black box of an admissions committee). I have no knowledge of that process; but I do note that UC admissions...
Just replied directly to the OP by DM but thought I should put this information out there to help others that are interested in Chicago. My son (RHP, 6'1" topping at 87) was accepted ED this fall. The HC told us he gets a green or red light from admissions in the beginning of the process based on test scores and GPA. Red is a hard stop but green is no guarantee - just gives the HC the OK to continue the recruiting process. My son superscored at 32 and 1470 and had an inconsistent GPA (near...
Still a little confused with test optional. I know for D1/D2 it is necessary but I haven't found any concrete information on D3. It would seem unlikely that UChicago would allow test optional for baseball players but with the virus already cancelling the April ACT and possibly even the June ACT, does anyone have any information or guesses on how admissions would work for athletes?
Tests are necessary for D1 and D2 because those players have to go through the NCAA clearinghouse and be approved to be eligible to play. SAT/ACT is part of that process. It has nothing to do with any particular school. Also, there are all kinds of technical details about what money can be given at D1 and D2 schools, that partly depends on the test scores. D3 doesn't have any of that. Eligibility is up to the school, so is financial aid (with some NCAA rules that BishopLeftiesDad mentioned).
Great question. I feel for the students that were trying to get those tests in only to have them canceled. With a 2022, I'm wondering if the testing companies are going to come up with an online solution in case we deal with this again in the fall/winter of 2020.
I don't know anything about Lynn directly, but one of my son's JUCO teammates is going there next year.They play in the Sunshine State Conference and are in the middle of the pack baseball-wise. The player that is going there is a big 1B/3B/P who hits with power. I don't know how they recruit, but I can tell you that one way to be seen by them is to play for a Florida JUCO. Here's the SSC baseball website http://www.sunshinestateconfer...sport.asp?sportID=18
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