How do we help athletes?

Many students plan to play intercollegiate sports, but this could be at the club level or on a DI, DII, or DIII team.

The NCAA is made up of more than a thousand institutions that play in leagues with specific rules.

Playing collegiate sports requires a great deal of research to understand what to do and what not to do. We provide guidance in the athletic recruitment process.
No matter what level you want to play, we will help you get there.

The application Process

We guide students at each step, whether it’s brainstorming their essay or applying to scholarships.

Athletic Scholarships

We help students in the research and application process for athletic scholarships.

Career Advising

We help guide you to choose a major that fits with your career pathway.


College counseling at Lizard is hands-on. We sit down and guide students through the application process, step by step. Students and parents do not need to carry the stress that comes with juggling the numerous applications.

  • Common Application
  • Coalition Application
  • UC Application
  • CSU Mentor
  • ApplyTexas
  • Universal Application
  • UCAS (for U.K. schools)
  • SlideRoom


At Lizard, we listen to our student’s stories and work with you to consider possible topics. We help you devise a plan to write the essay, provide samples to review, and guide you through the entire process.

For our student athletes, we encourage you to incorporate your athletic accomplishments and stories into your writing.

Interview Prep & Resumes

We prepare students throughout the year for college interviews, summer programs, internships, and jobs. We assist with research, questions, body language, and thoughtful responses.

We also craft one-page resumes that are modern and impactful.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

One of the most well-known stressors in college admissions is navigating financial aid and scholarship opportunities. At Lizard, we help students submit a FAFSA/CSS profile if they choose to do so. Additionally, we compile charts specific to your college list containing scholarship information, deadlines, and requirements.

Career Advising

Evaluate whether you want to play college sports or solely pursue academics. The requirements of an athletic scholarship can be rigorous. In addition to excelling at your sport, you must balance academics as well.

At Lizard, we advise students on career paths and inform our students of the career prospects for specific occupational choices.