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NCAA Rules

Q: Will colleges give you free tickets to a game for an Unofficial Visit?

Q: Will colleges give you free tickets to a game for an Unofficial Visit?

A: Yes, during an Unofficial Visit, the institution may offer a maximum of three complimentary admissions (issued only through a pass list) to a home athletics event at any facility within a 30-mile radius of a member institution’s main campus, in which the institution’s intercollegiate […]

Q: What’s the difference between an Official Visit and Unofficial Visit?

Q: What’s the difference between an Official Visit and Unofficial Visit?

A: Any visit to a college campus by a college-bound student-athlete or his or her parents paid for by the college is an “Official Visit.” Visits paid for by college-bound student-athletes or their parents are “Unofficial Visits.” During an Official Visit the college can pay […]

Q: If a coach invites you to camp, will they cover the cost? Does that count as an Official Visit?

Q: If a coach invites you to camp, will they cover the cost? Does that count as an Official Visit?

A: No, all campers – regardless if invited or offered scholarships already or not – must pay the same price for camp. The NCAA mandates that it’s… “Impermissible to provide a reduced or free admission to an athletics award winner or any individual being recruited […]

Q: When is it legal to send emails or videos to a college coach?

Q: When is it legal to send emails or videos to a college coach?

A: Any time. High school prospective student-athletes can call or email college coaches at any time at their own expense. The rules only apply to when coaches are able to contact prospective student-athletes or their families. You can reach out to them at any time! […]

Q: What grade to college coaches start looking at you?

Q: What grade to college coaches start looking at you?

A: While they can’t contact you until sometime around your junior year (it varies by sport), coaches are researching and compiling lists of top sophomores and freshmen, sometimes even younger. Coaches work off a list of players that they are recruiting, let’s call it their […]

Q: What is an NCAA Core Course? Do all of my classes count towards the required GPA needed for athletic scholarships?

Q: What is an NCAA Core Course? Do all of my classes count towards the required GPA needed for athletic scholarships?

A: From the NCAA…A core course must: • Be an academic course in one or a combination of these areas: English (English 1-4, American Literature, creative writing), Math (Algebra 1-3, Geometry, statistics), Natural of physical science (biology, chemistry, physics), Social science (American History, civics, government) […]

Q: Is it mandatory that I register for the NCAA Eligibility Center, and when do I need to do so?

Q: Is it mandatory that I register for the NCAA Eligibility Center, and when do I need to do so?

A: Yes, in order to play either NCAA DI or DII sports you must be cleared through the NCAA Eligibility Center, a process that requires you to register online at www.EligibilityCenter.org. It’s best to register at the end of your sophomore season or early in […]

Could I Sign with a Lower Level and Plan to Transfer in a Year or Two to a Higher Division?

Could I Sign with a Lower Level and Plan to Transfer in a Year or Two to a Higher Division?

Does your plan include signing with a school, and then jumping ship in a year or two to greener pastures? Is it possible, yes. Is it your best option, probably not. If you are considering this option, you are likely not getting the offers that […]

Dealing with Negative Issues with the NCAA

Dealing with Negative Issues with the NCAA

The NCAA and their rules and member institutions make up a very complex and powerful world. As you are submitting information to the NCAA Eligibility Center and working towards admission and enrollment to your chosen university you may encounter setbacks. You may have academic credit […]

Full Scholarships vs. Partial Scholarships

Full Scholarships vs. Partial Scholarships

Most NCAA scholarships are not “full rides,” and it’s important to know because all schools vary with tuition costs, as well as the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. FULL SCHOLARSHIPS: Chances are more likely to receive a full NCAA DI or DII scholarship in […]