What is a "prospective student-athlete"?

A prospective student-athlete is any student who has started classes for the ninth grade (exception:  in men's basketball it is any student who has started seventh grade).

What is an official visit?

An official visit to Seattle University by a prospective student-athlete is a visit financed in whole or in part by Seattle University.

What is an unofficial visit?

An unofficial visit to Seattle University by a prospective student-athlete is a visit made at the prospective student-athlete's own expense.

Why didn't a coach return my phone call?

A prospective student-athlete may call an NCAA coach at any time. However, depending on the age of the prospective student-athlete and date of the call, the coach may not be permitted to return the phone call.

What is the NCAA Eligibility Center?

The NCAA Eligibility Center is the organization responsible for certifying the academic eligibility for practice, competition, and financial aid of all prospective student-athletes for Division I and Division II. To visit the NCAA Eligibility Center go to Eligibilitycenter.org

When should I register with the NCAA Eligibility Center?

It is best to wait until after junior year grades have been posted. The Eligibility Center will not review your file unless the transcript includes at least six semesters of credits and grades.

If I have more questions who should I contact?

Please contact any coach from the sport you are interested in participating in at Seattle University.  In addition, you can contact Chelsea Herman, Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance/SWA, with any eligibility or other compliance questions.


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