Definition of a prospective student-athlete:A prospective student-athlete is an individual who has begun classes for the ninth grade, regardless of their athletic ability. It is possible for younger students to be prospective student-athletes if the institution provides the individual financial assistance or other benefits that are not provided to prospective students generally.
Becoming a Student Athlete
At Colorado State University we are excited about the future of our athletic program and your potential as a student athlete. However, there are some steps that must be taken before becoming a part of the Ram family.
The first step towards eligibility is to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Follow the instructions after clicking the link to set up an account and begin the process of being certified as an amateur athlete and academic qualifier.
The Initial Eligibility Requirements must also be followed to become eligible with the NCAA. You should also apply to Colorado State University early in your senior year and start looking at financial aid options.
Once all of these steps are complete you will sign a National Letter of Intent. The signing dates for the NLI can be found here.
More requirements specifically for Colorado State University can be found under the CSU information section. Also, keep in mind that coaches are limited in how they may contact you by NCAA recruiting guidelines. It is important that you reach out to your prospective coach for information throughout this process.
- Colorado State University website
- Student Financial Services
- Parent and Signee Guide
- Checklist for Incoming Student-Athletes
NCAA Eligibility Information and Resources
If you are a diving prospective student-athlete, click here
If you are a football prospective student-athlete, click here
If you are a men's basketball prospective student-athlete, click here
If you are a men's golf prospective student-athlete, click here
If you are a softball prospective student-athlete, click here
If you are a swimming prospective student-athlete, click here
If you are a tennis prospective student-athlete, click here
If you are a track or cross country prospective student-athlete, click here
If you are a volleyball prospective student-athlete, click here
If you are a women's basketball prospective student-athlete, click here.
If you are a women's golf prospective student-athlete, click here
If you are a women's soccer prospective student-athlete, click here
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