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Spring Signing Week '14: Primer on NCAA Eligibility

Most of the community at the Tennis Recruiting website is interested in the competing at the college level. There are rules in place that govern academic eligibility and amateurism for incoming athletes, and high school students and their parents need to understand these rules.

The NCAA Eligibility Center certifies the academic and amateur credentials of all students who want to play sports at NCAA Division I or II institutions as freshmen. This article is aimed at showing you documents and presentations available at the NCAA Eligibility Center. These efforts are focused on the NCAA Division I requirements for college-bound student-athletes enrolling on or after August 1, 2016.

Please refer to www.eligibilitycenter.org or the new outreach site, www.2point3.org, for more information.


Quick Reference Materials


Informational Guides

  • Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete - The Guide is a highly comprehensive tool that has been designed to help you understand the NCAA initial-eligibility process and to prepare student-athletes for transitioning from high school to becoming an NCAA Division I or II student-athlete.
  • NCAA Guide to International Academic Standards - The NCAA Guide to International Academic Standards for Athletics Eligibility provides specific requirements needed for college-bound student-athletes who have completed any portion of their secondary education in a non-United States educational system wishing to study and compete at an NCAA Division I or II college or university.
  • Transfer Guide - Basic information about transferring to an NCAA college for Divisions I, II and III.

Presentations and Courses


Other Communications Tools

  • The High School Newsletter - An electronic resource for counselors and administrators, sent directly to your email, which provides helpful tips and timely reminders as registered student-athletes make the transition from high school to college.
  • The Coaches Newsletter - An electronic resource for coaches and athletic administrators, sent directly to your email, which provides helpful tips and information that you can communicate and provide to your student-athletes and parents. Select "Coach" as your title to sign up.
  • Follow us on Twitter.

We hope you find the above references useful. As always, you can visit the NCAA Eligibility Center online at www.eligibilitycenter.org for more information.


Signing Week Continues...

Signing Day is drawing to a close, but today is only the first day of the Spring Signing Period. We have a lot more content for you as we move forward.

Come by the website tomorrow for two exclusive articles - starting with commitment comments from five-star senior Amanda Atanasson of Owings Mill, Maryland. Check out our full coverage schedule below - in our continued coverage of Spring Signing Week '14!


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