We are excited that you are considering joining the great tradition of Philadelphia University Athletics! To make your journey toward becoming a student-athlete at Philadelphia University as smooth as possible, we want you to be aware of some general information regarding the recruiting process for prospective student-athletes at Philadelphia University.
The NCAA has created a comprehensive website for prospective student-athletes that details everything from initial-eligibility, recruiting, financial aid, and more. For extensive information regarding these topics visit: 2016-17 NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete
STEPS TOWARD ELIGIBILITY:
All student-athletes entering a Divsion I or II institution, for the first time, must be certified as an amateur athlete and be academically eligible through the NCAA Eligibility Center. Please visit the links below for more information:
How to Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center
NCAA Eligibility Center
2016-17 NCAA Initial Eligibility Brochure (Road Map To Initial Eligibility)
How To Request Final Amateurism Certification
NCAA Eligibility Center High School Portal
DII ORGANIZED COMPETITION RULE:
Per NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52, institutions are required to inform all prospective student-athletes and their parents/legal guardians of the organized competition legislation. For a complete review of the legislation please visit: PhilaU Notification of the DII Organized Competition Legislation
Click on the link below for some basic definitions and other helpful information regarding the recruiting process for prospective student-athletes:
NCAA Recruiting Definitions for Prospective Student-Athletes
NCAA SIGNING PERIODS:
Philadelphia University does NOT subscribe to the National Letter of Intent (NLI). However, we do follow the signing periods for issuing our Athletic Scholarhsip Award Letter. Please visit the link for the current NCAA Signing Periods: NCAA Signing Dates for PSA Signing in 2016-17 and Enrolling in 2017-18
CACC TRANSFER POLICY:
Philadelphia University is a member of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Conference (CACC). In addition to following NCAA rules and regulations, Philadelphia University must also abide by all conference rules. Visit the link to review the intra-conference transfer policy, effective for all student-athletes who transfer on or after June 1, 2011: CACC Intra-Conference Transfer Policy
The NCAA Guide to International Academic Standards for Athletics Eligibility has been prepared with one purpose in mind: to provide specific criteria to be used as a guide in reviewing the initial eligibility (graduation, core curriculum, grade-point average and ACT/SAT test scores) of students who have completed any portion of their secondary education in a non-United States educational system for intercollegiate athletics participation.
For more information visit: Guide to International Academic Standards for Athletics Eligibility
NCAA DIVISION II WEBSITE: Make It Yours!
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
The above information does not explain every NCAA rule. Also, NCAA rules are constantly changing. Do not do something to put Philadelphia University OR your status as a prospective student-athlete at risk of a penalty or loss of eligibility. REMEMBER, ASK BEFORE YOU ACT! Please contact the Philadelphia University Compliance Office if you have any questions or concerns.
If you are interested in playing intercollegiate athletics at Philadelphia University, please complete your resoective sport interest questionnaire below.
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