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Prospective Student-Athletes

Prospective Student-Athletes

Prospective Student-Athletes

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A prospective student-athlete is a high school student who has begun the ninth grade, regardless of whether the student participates in athletics.

In addition, you are considered a prospective student-athlete if an institution provided you or your family financial assistance or any other benefit that is not offered to other prospective student-athletes. [NCAA Bylaw 13.02.12]

NOTE: It is impermissible for alumni, boosters or representatives of athletics interest to be involved in the recruiting process. [NCAA Bylaw]

A prospect remains a prospect until one of the following occurs:

  • The individual registers and enrolls in a minimum full-time program of studies and attends classes in any term of a four-year collegiate institution’s regular academic year;
  • The individual participates in a regular squad practice or competition at a four-year collegiate institution that occurs before the beginning of any term; or
  • The individual officially registers and enrolls and attends classes during the summer prior to initial enrollment and receives institutional athletics aid. [NCAA Bylaw 13.02.12]

The following links will guide you through the process of becoming a student-athlete:

  • College Bound Student-Athlete
    • Initial Eligibility
    • Amateurism
    • Eligibility Center
  • Eligibility Center
  • National Letter of Intent Program