Preparing for College

Will Quitting Soccer Senior Year Hurt Admission Outcomes?

Question: Will a student who has played JV soccer for three years and decides not to play Varsity soccer for senior year to raise his GPA and SAT scores have a disadvantage when being admitted to college?

Quitting a sport generally only impacts college admission decisions when the student has the potential to be a recruited athlete. Presumably, anyone who is on JV as a high school junior may be a decent player but isn't strong enough to catch a coach's eye, even at the Division 3 level. Hopefully, you will have other extracurricular endeavors on your application. However, college admission folks will not care that you chose to give soccer the boot as a senior to pursue other goals. ;)