Timeline Major Dates**

Understanding the typical recruiting timeline is important to your successful search. Recruiting for girls soccer starts early, with coaches making verbal commitments as early as freshman year (fortunately still a rarity). The timeline below includes the major dates of which you should be aware.


NCAA Timeline

All Divisions
DI & DII
DIII
Freshman
Laying a Foundation
Jul-Aug      
Sep-Dec    
Jan-Jun Register on target schools' Athletic and Admission website    
Sophomore
Defining Priorities & Capabilities
Jul-Aug    
Sep-Dec      
Jan-Jun      
Junior
Getting a Match
Jul-Aug Register with NCAA Clearinghouse  
Sep-Dec Take SAT and/or ACT Coaches can email you after Sept 1  
Jan-Jun   Many DI programs done allocating athletic scholarships by end of junior year.  
Senior
Sealing the Deal
Jul-Aug   Coaches can call you after July 1 Coaches go to admissions for "Early Reads"
Sep-Dec Official visits start after 1st day of classes Ivy League schools send out "Likely Letters  
Jan-Jun   National Letter of Intent Signing in Feb  
  = Coaches evaluating you play
  = Heaviest period of commitments



Freshman Year >>> Sophomore Year >>> Junior Year >>> Senior Year