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The recruiting process is complicated. So many numbers. So many dates. So many divisions. So many rules. It’s tough to know which schools to consider, let alone know where to start.

But, seriously. Don’t worry. We’ve got your back.

Yes, getting on track and making sense of the many regulations that come along with qualifying as a collegiate student-athlete can feel very daunting.

We’ve found that for many student-athletes, finding the rules alone is a task in and of itself. For this reason, we’ve compiled all of the 2015-2016 NCAA recruiting guidelines in every sport.

You can download the NCAA recruiting guidelines here for free

There are even more regulations for the NAIA or junior colleges, but this is at least a starting point for you to understand

  • What kind of communication you can expect from coaches in your sport in your grad year,
  • What kind of GPA and ACT score you need to maintain
  • How many scholarships and college opportunities exist in your sport, by division
  • What the Signing Day for your graduating class is

Download the 2015-16 NCAA Recruiting Guidelines

Check it out, print it out, and pass it along to friends and teammates.


This is still a lot of information. If you have any questions about these rules or anything else surrounding your recruiting journey, talk to a scout to help you understand where you are in your recruiting journey. Get started with a recruiting profile.

About the author
Andy McKernan

Andy McKernan is the content strategist at NCSA Athletic Recruiting. A content marketer with a background in creative writing, Andy brings several years of experience to NCSA.