The college prep program is an advantageous opportunity for post graduate players to further their education while participating in the prep program. Players in this program are required to register for community college classes (12 or more credits), thus completing their freshman year of college and their NCAA allotted 5th year at the same time. Participants will be able to use government granted financial aid to finance the program, all while having four years to play NCAA basketball.
This is an ideal prep option for players for the following reasons:
- After a player graduates high school, said player has 5 years to play 4 years athletically – A year of prep would allow that player to use a year gain college exposure and compete at a high level without using one of their years of college eligibility.
“Division I five-year clock: If you play at a Division I school, you have five-calendar years in which to play four seasons of competition. Your five-year clock starts when you enroll as a full-time student at any college. Thereafter, your clock continues, even if you spend an academic year in residence as a result of transferring; decide to red shirt, if you do not attend school or even if you go part-time during your college career.” – NCAA
- Academically a player who completes the Rocktop Academy College Prep Program would be a sophomore going into college with 4 years to play 4 years.
- Players who decide to partake in the Rocktop Academy College Prep Program can take online classes at their local community college and use government financial aid to assist in paying for the program. – Pell Grant, Stafford Loan, Perkins Loan and Parent Plus Loan – Refund goes directly to student