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Summary of NCAA Rules Regarding Recruitment

Recruitment

Offers:
You are not eligible if, before you enrolled at your institution, any staff member of your institution or any other representative of your institution's athletics interests provided or offered to you, your relatives or your friends any financial aid or other benefits that NCAA legislation does not permit.

It is permissible for your summer employment to be arranged by the institution or for you to accept educational loans from a regular lending agency provided you did not receive the job or loan before the end of your senior year in high school. [NCAA Bylaws 13.2.1, 13.2.4 and 13.2.5]


Contacts:
For purposes of this section, contact means "any face-to-face encounter between a prospect or the prospect's parent or legal guardian and an institutional staff member or athletics representative during which any dialogue occurs in excess of an exchange of a greeting. Any such face-to-face encounter that is prearranged or that takes place on the grounds of the prospect's educational institution or at the site of organized competition or practice involving the prospect or the prospect's high school, preparatory school, two-year college or all-star team shall be considered a contact, regardless of the conversation that occurs." [NCAA Bylaw 13.02.3]

You are not eligible if any staff member of your institution:

• Contacted you, your relatives or your legal guardians in person off your institution's campus before July 1 following completion of your junior year in high school (except for students at military academies) as described in Bylaw 13.1.1.1. Effective April 1, 2002, in the sport of men's basketball, a prospect may be contacted one time on his high school's campus during the April contact period of the prospect's junior year in high school;

• Contacted you in person off your institution's campus more than the number of times specified in Bylaw 13.1.6; or

• Contacted you in person off your institution's campus outside the time periods specified in Bylaw 13.1.4 for the sports of football, basketball, baseball, softball, women's volleyball and men's lacrosse.

You are not eligible if, before you enrolled at your institution, a coach from your institution contacted you in person on or off your institution's campus while you were practicing or competing in football or basketball outside the permissible contact periods. [NCAA Bylaw 13.1.7.2.3]

You are not eligible if you were not a qualifier and any staff member of your institution contacted you, your relatives or your legal guardians in person on or off your institution's campus while you were enrolled in your first year of a two-year college. [NCAA Bylaw 13.1.1.2]

You are not eligible if anyone from your institution, other than an authorized staff member, contacted you, your relatives or your legal guardian in person on or off your institution's campus to recruit you. You also are not eligible if you received recruiting letters or telephone calls from any representative of your institution's athletics interests. [NCAA Bylaw 13.1.2.1]

You are not eligible if, while you were being recruited, any staff member of your institution or any other representative of your institution's athletics interests, contacted you during the day or days of competition at the site of any athletics competition in which you were competing. It was permissible for such contact to occur (during the permissible period) after the competition if the appropriate high school authority released you prior to the contact. [NCAA Bylaw 13.1.7.2]


Publicity:
You are not eligible if, before you enrolled at your institution, your institution publicized any visit that you made to its campus. [NCAA Bylaw 13.11.4]

You are not eligible if, before you enrolled at your institution, you appeared on a radio or television program that involved a coach or another member of the staff of the athletics department at your institution. [NCAA Bylaw 13.11.3]


Letter-of-Intent Signing:
You are not eligible if a staff member of your institution was present while you were signing, at an off-campus site, a National Letter of Intent or an acceptance of a financial aid offer from your institution or your conference. [NCAA Bylaw 13.1.6.2]


Source of Funds:
You are not eligible if any organization or group of people outside your institution spent money recruiting you to attend your institution, including entertaining, giving gifts or services and pro-viding transportation to you or your relatives or friends. [NCAA Bylaw 13.15.4]


Tryouts:
You are not eligible if, after starting classes for the ninth grade, you displayed your abilities in any phase of any sport in a tryout conducted by or for your institution. [NCAA Bylaw l3.12.1]

Basketball, and Volleyball only:
You are not eligible if, after starting classes for the ninth grade, you participated in a high school competition that was conducted in conjunction with a collegiate competition. [NCAA Bylaw 13.12.1.3]

Basketball only:
You are not eligible if a member of your institution's coaching staff participated in competition or in coaching activities involving a nonscholastic basketball team of which you were a member. [NCAA Bylaw 13.12.1.4]


Sports Camps:
You are not eligible if you were a winner of any athletics participation award in high school (includes ninth-grade level), preparatory school or junior college and before you enrolled at your institution, the institution, members of its staff or a representative of its athletics interests employed, or gave you free or reduced admission to its sports camp or clinic. [NCAA Bylaw 13.13.1.5.1]


Visits, Transportation and Entertainment:
You are not eligible under NCAA Bylaws 13.5, 13.6 or 13.7 if, before you enrolled at your institution, any of the following happened to you:

• You accepted expense-paid visits to more than five NCAA institutions or more than one expense-paid visit to one member institution;

• Your one expense-paid visit to the campus lasted longer than 48 hours;

• Your institution paid more than the actual round-trip cost by direct route between your home and the campus when you made your one expense-paid visit;

• Your institution paid for you to visit during your first year in a junior college, and you were not a qualifier.

• Your institution entertained you, your parents (or legal guardians) or your spouse outside a 30-mile radius of the campus during your expense paid visit; or

• Your institution entertained you, your parents (or legal guardians) or your spouse excessively during your expense paid visit or entertained your friends or other relatives at any site.

You are not eligible if your institution paid for you to visit its campus before the first day of classes of your senior year in high school. Effective April 1, 2002, in the sport of men's basket-ball, a prospect may not be provided an expense-paid visit earlier than January 1 of the prospect's junior year in high school. [NCAA Bylaw 13.7.1.2.2]

You are not eligible if your institution paid for you to visit its campus before you presented the institution with a score from a PSAT, SAT, PLAN (or PACT Plus) or ACT taken on a national testing date under national testing conditions. (A foreign prospective student-athlete who re-quires a special administration of the PSAT, SAT, PLAN (or PACT Plus) or ACT may present such a score on the approval of the NCAA Division I Academics/Eligibility/Compliance Cabinet or the NCAA Division I Initial-Eligibility Waivers Committee.) [NCAA Bylaw 13.7.1.2.3.1]

You are not eligible if your institution paid for you to visit its campus before you presented the institution with a high school (or college) academic transcript.

You are not eligible if, at any time that you were visiting your institution's campus at your own expense, your institution paid for anything more than the following:

• Three complimentary admissions for you and those individuals who came with you to an athletics event on campus in which your institution's team practiced or competed. [NCAA Bylaw 13.8.2.1]

• Transportation, when accompanied by a staff member, to see off-campus practice and competition sites in the prospect's sport and other institutional facilities located within a 30-mile radius of the campus. [NCAA Bylaw 13.6.3]

You are not eligible if, when you were being recruited, staff members of your institution or any representatives of its athletics interests paid the transportation costs for your relatives or friends to visit the campus or elsewhere. [NCAA Bylaw 13.6.2.8]

You are not eligible if, when you were being recruited, your institution gave you complimentary admissions to more than one regular-season home game scheduled outside your institution's community or gave you more than three complimentary admissions to that one regular-season home game scheduled outside your institution's community. [NCAA Bylaw 13.8.2.2]

You are not eligible if, when you were being recruited, a staff member of your institution's athletics department spent money other than what was necessary for the staff member's (or representative's) personal expenses during an off-campus visit with you. [NCAA Bylaw 13.15.2]


Precollege or Postgraduate Expense:
You are not eligible if your institution or any representative of its athletics interests offered you money, directly or indirectly, to pay for any part of your educational expenses or other expenses during any period of time before you enrolled at your institution. This applies to your post-graduate education as well. [NCAA Bylaw 13.16.1]