What is Contact Colleges, and how does it work?

How athletes upgraded to FieldLevel Premium can reach out to college coaches every month.

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Premium athletes can proactively contact schools, explaining why they are interested in and a good fit for their programs with Contact Colleges.

When athletes contact colleges, the coaches at the program will receive an email with the athlete's information and video, even if they don't have a FieldLevel account yet. College coaches can reply directly to athletes, with those replies going directly to the athlete's email inbox.

College coaches with FieldLevel accounts can log in and see the athlete's full profile.

College coaches who don't have a FieldLevel account will receive an email that includes the athlete's personal note, featured video, and public profile link. Personal information such as email, phone number, physical address, and coach evaluations are not visible, and college coaches can join FieldLevel to get access to this information.

How To Contact Colleges

Premium athletes can start at the Target Schools list, a college Team Page, or the Premium dashboard to Contact Colleges.

From the Contact Colleges section, click the Contact Colleges button.

Next, use the Search Colleges tab to filter through colleges. Athletes can add them to their Target Schools list or click on the college card.

When you click on a college card, athletes will see a Contact College button. Click this and follow the steps.

From the Target Schools list, athletes can also send messages to colleges by clicking on the Contact College button next to any school.

Athletes can also send messages through the Recruiting Needs page by clicking on the title of individual needs.

When viewing an individual need, Premium athletes will be able to click "Contact College" to send a message to the college coaches at that program.

After writing their personal note and selecting a video to send, athletes will have a chance to preview their message before sending it. Don't worry - any work is automatically saved if they don't send their message or navigate away from the page.

Once the message is sent, college coaches will receive an email notification with the athlete's information, including their personal message. Athletes will not be able to edit their message after it has been sent, so proofreading is extremely important.

What Should Athletes Write?

College coaches only have so much time to read their messages daily, so keeping your notes concise and compelling is vital.

For more detailed information on what to write to college coaches, read about what athletes should write when contacting college coaches.

Here's an example of a well-written message to a college:

How Many Colleges Can I Contact?

Gold and Platinum FieldLevel Premium athletes have access to the Contact Colleges feature. Athletes with the Gold Premium plan can contact up to 20 colleges every month, and athletes with the Platinum Premium plan can contact an unlimited number of colleges every month.

Gold Premium Athletes will receive 20 new messages to send every month on their billing date (the date they upgraded) and if they don't send all their messages in a month, the messages roll over into the next month with a maximum limit of 60 messages in one month.

Athletes who contact colleges will also appear higher in search results for college coaches than other student-athletes who don't utilize this feature.

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