The Honest Game Blog

Insights and information on academic eligibility from the experts at Honest Game.

Honest Game Eligibility Checklist for College-Bound Student-Athletes

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What Does the NCAA Recruiting Calendar Mean to Me?

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What Does Test-Optional Mean? Understanding the College Application Process

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How to Upload Student Transcripts to the NCAA Eligibility Center

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How to Ace Your College Visit – Mastering the Official and Unofficial Visit

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Level Up Your Recruiting Game: The Ultimate Guide to Emailing College Coaches

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Ways to Fund Your College Experience as a Student-Athlete

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How to Leverage Academics When Talking to College Coaches

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What is the NCAA 10/7 Rule?

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How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything: Sports, Academics, and Mental Health

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How to Work with Today’s Athletes Within the Shifting Landscape of Athletics

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Maximizing Your Summer: A Student-Athlete’s Guide to Proactive Summer School Planning

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Unlocking Success in College Recruitment: Lessons from ESPN’s Paul Biancardi

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How to Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center

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What is the NCAA Institutional Request List (IRL)?

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NCAA Amateurism Certification: Why It Matters and How to Request It

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What are the Differences Between the NAIA and NCAA?

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Academic Eligibility 101 – A Comprehensive Guide for Understanding the Academic Requirements for College Sports

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How to Reclass in High School – A Student-Athlete’s Guide to the Reclassification Process

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Navigating School Choice: Unveiling the Ripple Effects on Student-Athlete NCAA Eligibility

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NCAA High School Portal: The Hidden Barrier to College Access for Student-Athletes

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Navigating the Future of Student Success in the 21st Century: Dynamic Environment Requires New Core Competencies

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Top 10 Things for Student-Athletes to Think About During Winter Break

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All Roads Lead to Success: Navigating College Athletics Beyond NCAA Division I

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Helping Students Navigate the Path to College – California A-G, NCAA, and NAIA Requirements Explained

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Game On! A Student-Athlete’s Guide to Maximizing Summer Recruiting

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Empowering Student-Athletes: How Applying for an NCAA Education Impacting Disability (EID) Can Help with Eligibility

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Thinking Ahead: Top 5 Things Student-Athletes Should Think About Before Entering the NCAA Transfer Portal

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How Student-Athletes Can Maximize NIL Opportunities by Maintaining Eligibility

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Understanding the Revised NCAA Initial-Eligibility Requirements

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Finding Your College Fit – Questions to Ask When Building a List of Schools

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Building a Student-Athlete College List – How to Find Your Reach, Fit, and Safety Schools

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How High Schools Can Stay Up-to-Date in the NCAA High School Portal

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NCAA Core GPA – How it’s Different from Your School GPA

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3 Things Student-Athletes Should Think About as They Return from Break

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The Truth About Verbal Commitments

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Real Life of a Student-Athlete – Entering the NCAA Transfer Portal

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What Do the New NAIA Eligibility Rules Mean for Student-Athletes?

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How to Set Junior & Senior Student-Athletes Up for Success

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NCAA Update: New Eligibility & Test Score Requirements

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Counselor Timeline for the College-Bound Student-Athlete

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Need to Know: NCAA Rules for 2 – 4 Transfer Students

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Making the Move: The Ultimate Guide to Navigating the NCAA Transfer Portal

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Journey into JUCO: What to Know About Playing at the Junior College Level

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“How Title IX Changed My Life” – Kim Michelson, Honest Game Co-Founder & CEO

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School Counselors Resources to Support College-Bound Student-Athletes

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The Next Big Thing in NCAA Rules – Multidivisional Schools

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What are NCAA Core Courses and Why Should You Care?

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What Winter Sport Athletes Should Focus During Their Season

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Top 3 Things to Consider During High School Course Selection and Why it Matters

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Is NCAA Division III Right for Me? A Guide to Playing at the NCAA Division III Level

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Top Things Student-Athletes Need to Know About Early Action and Early Decision

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How to Talk to College Coaches – Anticipating Questions from Coaches

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How to Talk to College Coaches – Preparing and Making a Plan

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What Does it Mean to Commit to a School? Understanding the National Letter of Intent (NLI)

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FAFSA FAQ: Tips That Can Help Student-Athletes Score More Money for College

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Thinking Ahead: What Student-Athletes Need to Consider Before Graduating Early

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Advice from a Collegiate Athletic Academic Advisor to Coaches and Parents

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How to Afford College with a Partial Athletic Scholarship

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Advice to All High School Student-Athletes

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