College Planning Handbook
OA "Jumping Off" Grid: (Available upon request of Ronnie or Donnie)
Orinda Aquatics has developed a "jumping off" grid to assist OA families in beginning their college search.
The grid is specifically tailored to a generalized OA profile and includes over 100+ colleges/universities.
The grid may be sorted based on various criteria ie standardized tests, recruitable times, location, size, etc.
OA College Grid (swimmer fill out and bring to Donnie or Ronnie to discuss)
After researching colleges/universities, each rising senior should discuss their grid with their coach.
This should be done during the spring of junior year/summer before senior year.
NorCal Swim Shop (Reed Phillips) - Criteria for Choosing Your Team/College
This grid may be used to as a checklist for all the moving pieces of the college application process
Examples of Questions to Ask Coaches
What are some questions to ask coaches? What should a PSA be considering?
The Recruiting Process: Input from OA College Swimmers
OA swimmers (Class of '09 and '10) offer retrospective input
Now that You've Been Accepted: Dorm Packing List
Tips for Freshmen Athletes
Primer for New Empty Nesters: Scott Ostler OA Parent