Have the opportunity to study and play basketball in the US through our scholarship placement program at IMP. We provide an sport and education experience to help you on your journey abroad.
The Scholarship Placement Process
- Meet the IMP team, fill out questionnaire, introduction to program possibilities, advice, IMP testimonials.
- Highlight Video
- Sign your IMP agreement
- Complete American Tests (SAT, Toefl)
- Prepare necessary documentation
- Athlete promotion begins with Colleges,
- Universities, Junior Colleges or High Schools
NCAA/NAIA eligibility center
- Receive scholarship offers/decisions/offers for specific programs
- Sign letter of intent/I 20
- Prepare documentation for Embassy interviews
Signing Your IMP Agreement
At this point, players decide whether or not they are interested in using IMP services to help them find scholarships (Parental consent necessary for clients under 18).
Once the client has read over the agreement and accepts the terms and conditions, they will ask any final questions and sign multiple copies of the agreement.
TOEFL & SAT
TOEFL is a necessary test for foreign students and measures how well the student knows English in 4 sections: Reading and Answering Questions, Listening, Speaking, Essay and Composition Writing.
The SAT is a necessary test for those wishing to attend a 4 year university. It’s divided into 3 sections: Math, Reading, Writing/Essay.
Room and Board Options
Private high schools and academies in the US have slightly different living arrangements for international students. Students are usually housed by host families and have very good living situations.
The basketball coach or school decides which family the student will live with that year. This is a great experience for young players. Living with an American family provides the student the best possible situation while studying abroad during high school.
American Colleges and Universities
In the United States, there are two-year junior colleges and 4-year universities. Junior colleges focus more
on basic courses in math, English and lower level professional courses. 4 year schools focus more on professional majors and prepare students for a career in a specific career. School years typically start in late August and run through May. Most school years are divided into two semesters where student athletes need to take 5 classes per semester and maintain good grades in order to keep their scholarship.
Tests in classes are normally multiple choice and make up a large part of class grades. Other parts of classes require writing essays, homework, and group projects/presentations. Usually class grades A,B,C,D,F are given. The grades of all classes will be averaged and you will get a grade point average (GPA) from 0-4.0
The minimum GPA to keep athletic scholarships is 2.0.