Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS A POST GRAD PROGRAM?
A Post Grad Program is an option to prepare you academically and/or athletically for college. The difference between Post Grad and regular schooling is that Post Grads often focus heavily on one or several different sports.
WHY WOULD A PLAYER EVER CONSIDER A POST GRAD PROGRAM?
Are you a student-athlete that wants a chance to continue your career at the college level, but haven’t found an opportunity yet? Many players that attend post grads have already qualified with the NCAA while others need additional improvement on the SAT/ACT. Regardless, all players attending a post grad will commit to an intense focus on the sport of basketball; this usually includes maturing both physically and mentally, and increasing a player’s fundamental skill level. The goal of most players who attend post grad is to receive a scholarship or some other form of financial assistance.
WHAT DOES THIS PROGRAM GUARANTEE?
Although many people believe that a post grad will guarantee them a D1 scholarship, this is not the case. We cannot guarantee any scholarships, but we will guarantee that we will try our best to make every player in our program better. We guarantee a level of exposure, focused training, sports performance improvement, national level competition, and playing time.
HOW WILL A POST GRAD YEAR AFFECT MY NCAA ELIGIBILITY?
The NCAA allows athletes in all sports, except for tennis and hockey, a one year grace-period after they graduate high school. After the one-year period the NCAA can start taking away years of eligibility. The NCAA grants you five years in which you can compete during four of them. The fifth year, called a red-shirt year, allows athletes to take a season off for many different reasons, but still allows them to play for four full years. To stay up-to-date on the newest NCAA Regulations please visit the NCAA website.
To download an NCAA Recruiting Fact Sheet, please click here for the PDF.
If you are planning on not attending college the year directly after you graduate high school, a post-graduate year is a great choice. It won’t affect your eligibility, and you can still compete at a high level while continuing to take classes and build your academic profile. It can be difficult to get recruited to play in college if you take a year off from serious athletic competition; you can buy yourself some extra time by choosing the post graduate route.
I AM ATTENDING FCP, WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
- A form of identification (State ID or Drivers License recommended)
- Twin bedding and pillow
- School Supplies – If Needed (Notebooks, pencils, pens)
- Laundry Basket, Detergent, and Fabric Softener
- Towels, Toiletries (Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion, toothpaste, toilet paper ect.)
- Backpack, Travel Bag
- Vitamins, Advil, Medication as needed
- Copy of medical and emergency contacts
- A locker lock
- Snacks and/or Food for personal use
- $250 Refundable Security Deposit
- Cell Phone, laptop, television, electronics, and/or video games
I AM AN INTERNATIONAL ATHLETE
International athletes must apply for a B1/B2 Visitors Visa on https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visitor.html. We are not a school and we do not provide I20s. FCP does provide an invitation letter.
I NEED HEALTH INSURANCE AS AN INTERNATIONAL ATHLETE
International athletes must have a form of health insurance just as all players in our program. Please visit here https://www.internationalstudentinsurance.com/student-health-insurance/ to find the appropriate health insurance plan for your budget.