Info for Prospective Student-Athletes, Parents & High School Personnel
The University of Georgia and the NCAA has several rules and guidelines when it comes to recruiting and eligibility. To better assist with some questions and guidelines there are two great links below to help obtain valuable information during the recruiting process.
The first link is specific about the University of Georgia. This website was designed by Glada Horvat, Associate AD who has been doing this for over 20 years and has created Frequently Asked Questions which always arise during the process of becoming eligible at the University of Georgia. This site will also link you to many other resourceful sites such as Admissions, the NCAA Clearinghouse, and SAT and ACT sites.
The second link is to view the NCAA's Guide to College Bound Student-Athlete. This is the most comprehensive brochure the NCAA produces to assist with academic standards and recruiting guidelines for high school students who wish to participate in collegiate athletics. You may also call and order a free copy at 1-800-638-3731.
Basic Points to Know
- Please note that coaches are NOT allowed to return your call until after July 1 (except football and basketball) prior to you senior year in high school. However, you may call the coach at your expense anytime. A coach may not write or email you until September 1 of your junior year in high school, but you may write them at anytime.
- Prospective Student-Athlete: Any student who has entered 9th grade.
- Official Visit: A visit to a college campus paid in whole or part by the college during a prospect's senior year in high school. Official visits can be no longer than 48 hours. A prospect is limited to 5 official visits (one per university). A prospect must submit a transcript and test score before coming to campus.
- Unofficial Visit: A visit to a college campus at a prospect's expense. Colleges may only provide free tickets to an on-campus athletics event. No lodging, meals or transportation to campus may be provided. There are no limit on the number of unofficial visits a prospect may take.
- Recruiting Contact: Any face to face, off-campus encounter between a prospect, prospect's parents, relatives or legal guardians and a college staff employee or athletic booster; if the conversation goes beyond a greeting.
- Recruiting Evaluation: Any off-campus activity designed to assess a prospect's academic qualification or athletic ability. (Review of academic transcript or watch practice/game)