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The College Experience

When you attend college you have the ability to design your own "college experience".  That may include some of the following:

  • Academic and Non-Academic Clubs

  • Cultural Events

  • Fraternities and Sororities

  • Dorm or Off Campus Living

  • Athletics or Fine Arts 


As a student-athlete the experience may include:


  • NIL (New Image and Likeness)

  • Scholarship Opportunities

  • Academic Assistance

To take advantage of your college experience, EGOS Academy shares the following with their students:


  • Help students create a path of success and track their growth.

  • Assist with communication with professors and academic counselors.

  • Help find a study partner to be sure they stay on track academically.

  • Utilize campus resources to help students get involved in campus activities in hopes of connecting with others.

  • To engage in different community activities and make connections with local businesses and organizations to create internship opportunities.

College Students

What are the differences between D1, D2, and D3?  

About 7% of all high school athletes will go on to play a sport at the collegiate level. The chance of playing at the Division 1 level is even lower at around 2%.  
It is important to understand the differences between D1, D2, and D3, to give yourself the best shot at playing in college.  
You will first start to notice discrepancies between the levels while you are going through the recruiting process. Division 1 coaches will recruit earlier, often evaluating kids who are only freshmen or sophomores in high school.  
Division 2 coaches start looking at athletes when they are juniors, but it usually carries over until senior year as many of these kids believe they are D1 talents. Division 3 coaches typically follow local talent, but not until senior year do they start pushing their recruiting agenda.  
College coaches have to recruit a certain way depending on what division they are in. Make sure to keep this in the back of your head during the recruiting process, as it will help you understand where you are in the process.  

The Breakdown 

The NCAA has three main levels of competition: Division 1 , Division 2, and Division 3. There is also the NJCAA and NAIA, but in this article, we will focus on the three main divisions that make up the NCAA.  
D1 consists of the largest schools that also have big budgets to support their athletic programs. It is considered to be the most competitive division with the best athletes and teams.  

Differences Between D1 D2 and D3: Scholarships/Financial Aid  

  • D1: Offer full scholarships that cover everything, including tuition, room and board, books, dining plans, etc.

  • D2: Offer some full scholarships and a lot of partial scholarships.  

  • D3: Offers money based on a student-athlete GPA, and they give other grant opportunities depending on students' financial situation 

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