Prospective Student-Athletes

A prospective student-athlete (“prospect”) is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade. For men’s basketball, a prospective student-athlete is an individual who has started classes for the seventh grade.

The Guide for the College Bound Student-Athlete
This document serves as a comprehensive guide to answer many questions that an individual may have about potentially becoming a student-athlete in the NCAA. 

Initial Eligibility
The 2012-13 Path to the Student-Athlete Experience provides some valuable information concerning initial eligibility.  

National Letter of Intent
The National Letter of Intent is the official document administered by the Collegiate Commissioners Association and used by subscribing member institutions to establish the commitment of a prospective student-athlete to attend a particular institution. Click on the above link to learn more about the National Letter of Intent. 

NCAA Eligibility Center
A high school or preparatory school prospective student-athlete must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center before making an official visit, signing a National Letter of Intent and participating in NCAA Division I athletics. Prospects may register with the NCAA Eligibility Center and maintain their account via the above link.

Walk-On and Tryout Information
If you are a current or incoming student at Holy Cross and would like to walk-on to a varsity team, this section outlines the necessary steps that you must take.

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