:: Prospective Student-Athlete
Important Terms &
- Prospective Student-Athlete: any
student who has started classes for the 9th grade.
- Recruiting: any solicitation of a
prospect or a prospects relatives (or legal guardians) by an
institutional staff member or athletics booster for the purpose of
securing the prospect's enrollment and ultimate participation in
the institution's intercollegiate athletics program.
- Official Visit: a visit to a college
campus paid in whole or in part by the college. Official visits can
be no longer than 48 hours. A prospective student-athlete is
limited to 5 official visits (one per university).
- Unofficial Visit: a visit made to a
college campus at the prospect's expense. The college may provide
free tickets to an on-campus athletic event in which the college
team competes. There is no limit on the number of unofficial visits
a prospect can make.
- Recruiting contact: any face-to-face,
off-campus encounter between a prospect, prospect's parents (or
legal guardian) or relative and a college staff employee or
athletics representative; if the conversation goes beyond a
- Recruiting Evaluation: any off-campus
activity designed to assess a prospect's academic qualifications or
athletic ability. (reviewing transcripts on the high school campus
or watching practices/games).
Guide to the College Bound Student-Athlete will provide you and
your parents valuable information that will help you during your
Eligibility Clearinghouse will allow you to start registering
to be certified for NCAA institution's athletics. Begin registering
in the clearinghouse at the beginning of your junior year in high
Questionnaire: every prospective student-athlete must clear the
amateurism rules set by the NCAA.
- Pospective Student
Athlete Information & Preliminary Certification Form