Compliance for New Student-Athletes
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 the 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 academically eligible through
the NCAA. This is done through the NCAA Eligibility Center.
To compete at Philadelphia University at the Division II level, you
must complete a minimum number of core courses and complete a
minimum grade point average and ACT/SAT score. Be certain to
review carefully the information provided in the Guide for the
College Bound Student-Athlete regarding your initial
Please visit the links below for more information:
How to Register with the NCAA Eligibility
NCAA Eligibility Center---a.k.a NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse
Eligibility Center Contact Information
Frequently Asked Questions- Initial Eligibility
NCAA ORGANIZED-COMPETITION LEGISLATION FOR
Per NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52, institutions are required to inform all prospective student-athletes and their parents or legal guardians of the new organized competition legislation. For a complete review of the legislation please click on the link below.
DEFINITIONS FOR PROSPECTS
Click on the link below for some basic definitions and other helpful information regarding the recruiting process for prospective student-athletes.
NCAA SIGNING PERIODS
Philadelphia University does not subscribe to the National Letter of Intent; however we do follow the signing period dates for issuing our Athletic Award Letter.
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. Below is a link to the intra-conference transfer policy effective for all student-athletes on or after June 1, 2011.
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:
Assistant Director of Athletics/SWA
Assistant Director of NCAA Compliance
PROSPECTIVE STUDENT-ATHLETE QUESTIONNAIRES
Women's Cross Country Questionnaire
Men's Cross Country Questionnaire
Women's Volleyball Questionnaire
Women's Tennis Questionnaire
Women's Soccer Questionnaire
Men's Soccer Questionnaire