If you went back to New Level 5, you would really need to score out and be ready for Level 7 to have a chance to get up to Level 10 (colleges preferred level)... but some (smaller) colleges will accept you as a Level 9 gymnast. The object would be to get out of compulsories as fast as you can. Maybe compete Xcel this season - Gold or Platinum (preferably Platinum if you can do at least 1 B skill on each event) based on where you were in USAG JO before leaving. Then, next year, as a high schooler, you can petition to enter JO Level 7... if you have the skills for it since it requires video evidence. If you develop the skills for Level 8 by then, you could compete Level 7 and score out and go to Level 8 as a freshman. then, it would be more possible to compete in college.Would it be a reasonable goal to compete NCAA gymnastics if I picked up at new level five this year in 8th grade?