Academic Planning $400

Designed for underclass players (Grades 9, 10, 11 boys; 9, 10 girls), long term academic planning lays the foundation needed to build a solid academic resume for hockey college admission. Some fundamental choices must be made early in a player’s high school career to allow later flexibility. The planning supplements high school counselor guidance to maximize college options, while enhancement and remediation advice personalize high school academic planning.

  • Transcript and test score review
  • Psychometrics (communication style and learning style)
  • Informational player and family interview
  • Curriculum plan with course progression recommendations
  • Enhancement (Honors, IB, AP, CIS, PSEO, PSAT / National Merit Scholar) or Remediation (IEP - Documentation and Accommodations, tutoring) guidance
  • Extracurricular academic involvement guidance
  • Arts / Humanities extracurricular involvement guidance
  • Volunteer record building guidance
  • Planning review meeting with player and family

Academic Report $750

The academic report gives a player and family academic information to make basic college match predictions. The report also identifies potential high school graduation or NCAA Eligibility Center issues.

  • Transcript and test score review
  • Campus preferences questionnaire (school category, geography / climate, demographics, recreation, political / social)
  • Informational player and family interview
  • Green-Yellow-Red Match Report
  • NCAA Eligibility Center registration information and checklist
  • Profile review meeting with player and family

Academic Profile $1,500

The academic profile gives the player and family the best “Match and Fit” information. The detailed profile allows meaningful comparisons between specific colleges and makes college target lists accurate.

  • Transcript and test scores review
  • Campus preference survey (school category, geography /climate, demographics, recreation, political / social, academic culture)
  • Psychometrics (communication style, learning style, personality inventory, academic strength inventory, academic interest inventory, career strengths and aptitude inventory, career interest inventory)
  • Informational player and parent interview
  • Preliminary Academic Report:
    • College academic rigor and emphasis, academic support, class size,  pedagogy, prof-TA, anticipated major player preference analysis
    • Preliminary Green-Yellow-Red Match Report
    • NCAA Eligibility Center registration information and checklist
    • HS curriculum and course progression recommendations, or credit  accumulation advice
    • Report review meeting with player and parent
  • Demonstration campus visit
  • Personal college match criterion drafted, weighed, and prioritized
  • Final Academic Profile Report (Preliminary Report revision and additions):
    • Top 10 Lists (D1, D3, Club) with college profiles and descriptions
    • Course of study and major/minor details
    • Application process and calendar

Campus Visits Per Player Per Visit Fee + Expenses

SmarterHockey guided campus tours illustrate distinct campus cultures and to recognize the differences. Visits help players determine their own personal preferences. Visits are to different categories of colleges, including public v. private, university v. college, large v. small campus, urban v. rural location.

Destinations include:

  • U of MN
  • MSU / SCSU / UMD / BSU
  • St. Thomas
  • River Falls / Eau Claire / Superior
  • Hamline / Augsburg / Bethel
  • St. Scholastica / St. Olaf / GAC / St. John’s / St. Mary’s