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Information For Coaches
Useful resources and tools to enhance recruiting efforts.
A Student First
Academics are the primary focus for Division III student-athletes. The division minimizes the conflicts between athletics and academics and keeps student-athletes on a path to graduation through shorter practice and playing seasons, the number of contests, no redshirting and regional competition that reduces time away from academic studies. Student-athletes are integrated on campus and treated like all other members of the general student-body, keeping them focused on being a student first.
At TLU, it's an amazing opportunity to be part of one of our 18 intercollegiate teams, and our student-athletes' success in the classroom is just as important to us as success on the court or the field. Our goal for all student-athletes is to receive an affordable, top-rated education while also realizing their goal of playing collegiate sports.
Bulldog Athletics is home to national champions, All-Americans, conference titles, and much more. We are committed to academic success and helping all student-athletes experience how special and transformative competing at the collegiate level can be.
Graduation Is The Number One Goal For TLU Athletics
- Recruit academically proficient and achievement-oriented student-athletes.
- Provide an academic support system that provides sound academic advising and counseling provides accessibility to tutors, teaches efficient and effective use of study time, and, promotes the wise selection of course work and course loads, with specific attention given to the time and period correlation.
- Present athletics as a co-curricular activity consistent with the educational philosophy found in the mission statement of the university.
Why Filling Out The Athlete Inquiry Form Is Crucial For Recruits
While you are often the first point of contact for prospective recruits, you will work very closely with the TLU Office Of Admissions to make sure you understand the enrollment process while encouraging your athletes to complete all necessary documents for applying. The Athlete Inquiry Form is how TLU Admissions receives a prospective student's information and assigns a representative to guide them along the application process.
Completing the form is critical and necessary for TLU Admissions to make sure they have everything they need. It's a good practice to remind athletes about completing the inquiry form as soon as possible.
TLU Is An SAT/ACT Test Optional College
Did you know that TLU has waived SAT/ACT scores for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 applicants?
How Campus Visits & Tours Work
Deciding where to go to college is one of the most important decisions and investments a family will make. TLU Admissions is here to not only help students and their families during the application process, they are here to support coaches, answer questions, and help schedule an in-person or virtual visit with your recruits.
Campus Visit Options
On-Campus Visits: TLU offers individual visits to campus for prospective students and their families Monday through Friday. These visits include a 30-minute information session with an admissions representative and a 30-minute golf cart campus tour hosted by one of our student admissions ambassadors.
Virtual Visits: The TLU Admissions team hosts live, interactive virtual visits for prospective students and their families on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
While we do not offer athletics scholarships as a DIII university, we do believe all students should be able to afford a small, private college experience.
For that reason, we promise at least $20,000 per year for up to four years to admitted students with a 3.60 core academic GPA and an 1100 SAT or 22 ACT. We can proudly say that 100% of admitted students receive some type of merit-based, academic scholarship.
We Are All Committed To Diversity & Inclusion
As a core value, TLU and the NCAA believe in and are committed to diversity, inclusion, and gender equity among student-athletes, coaches, and administrators. TLU seeks to establish and maintain an inclusive culture that fosters equitable participation for student-athletes and career opportunities for coaches and administrators from diverse backgrounds. Diversity and inclusion improve the learning environment for all student-athletes and enhance excellence.
With a Hispanic student population of 40 percent, TLU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as designated by the Department Of Education. HSIs also serve students by promoting a racially diverse student body, fostering a positive and open campus, and providing services that are specifically designed to help Hispanic students.