The recruiting process for college athletic scholarships for international student-athlete is the same for those athletes who are competing in high school athletes in United States. If you are an international student and if you want to apply for athletic scholarships then you have to contact college coaches through phones , email , and by sending the personal recruiting packets. However , the international phone calls might be expensive for the students. So internet phone calls such as Skype.As an international student-athlete it is always necessary to start the recruiting process as earlier as possible. You should not wait until late of your senior year. It takes really more time to get recruited for sports scholarships from overseas. To earn a scholarship you must send recruiting tapes and other necessary information that the coaches ask for. All these processes take long times. However , more number of student-athletes is now recruited now from overseas.Nowadays , international student athletes make up a larger percentage of rosters in sports like Hockey , Soccer , and most importantly in Baseball as well. Students from the overseas who attend high school must also take either the SAT or ACT and they also have to submit grades and transcripts for review to the NCAA clearinghouse just as any US student does. However , the TOEFL or TWSE tests are not allowed for the student-athlete who is pursuing athletic scholarships or if he/she wants to play in the NCAA Division one or Two.The positive or negative , as you may call it , of the being a foreign student-athlete is that the coaches don’t know who you are. The positive is that the coaches can recruit you after the first contact that you make without much fear of you being well-known in recruiting circles. When you apply for a scholarship from outside the country , the coaches , at first , want to find out who you are. They hope that you can be the hidden treasure for them. At the same time the negative aspect is that the coaches have to evaluate the talent you play against. The coaches have to work out more logistically than recruiting a player in the same country. However , this problem can be easily overcome by starting your applying process as early as possible. You also have to be aggressive when contacting schools.You will not be a ‘redshirt’ (a term used to describe a student-athlete who does not participate in competition in a sport for an entire academic year) if you take all the steps properly while preparing for college athletic scholarships. If you do not compete in a sport the entire academic year , you have not used a season of competition and each student is allowed no more than four seasons of competition per sport. According to the NCAA rules , any competition regardless of time , during a season counts as one of your seasons of competitions in the sports. So , when you are preparing for athletic scholarships from overseas , you should know all about these rules and regulations.As an international student-athlete it is always necessary to start the recruiting process as earlier as possible. You should not wait until late of your senior year. It takes really more time to get recruited for sports scholarships from overseas. To earn a scholarship you must send recruiting tapes and other necessary information that the coaches ask for.