Prospective Student-Athletes

Definition of a Prospect:


A prospective student-athlete is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade. In addition, a student who has not started classes for the ninth grade becomes a prospective student-athlete if the institution provides such an individual (or the individual's relatives or friends) any financial assistance or other benefits that the institution does not provide to prospective students generally. An individual remains a prospective student-athlete until one of the following occurs (whichever is earlier): 

(a) The individual officially 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 (excluding summer); or 

(b) 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 (Revised: 1/11/89, 1/10/90) 

(c) The individual officially registers and enrolls and attends classes during the summer prior to initial enrollment.  (Adopted: 4/28/05, Revised:  1/17/09)


Activities that cause you to become a recruited prospective student-athlete:

-Providing you with an official visit
-Placing more than one telephone call to you or any other member of your family
-Visiting you or any other member of your family anywhere other than the college campus

NOTE: No alumni, boosters or representatives of a college's athletics interest can be involved in your recruiting.

For more information concerning recruiting and eligibility go tothe NCAA Eligibility Center

Other Useful Links:

NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete

CofC APR Rate

CofC Graduation Success Rate

NCAA Freshman Academic Requirements

NCAA Eligibility Requirements

NCAA Banned Drug List

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