Rules for Prospective Student-Athletes

As a prospective student-athlete you have the potential to become a NJIT Highlander. Naturally, NJIT and Department of Athletics would like for all of the prospective student-athletes to be eligible to become a Highlander. In order for you to be eligible to compete at NJIT, the NCAA has specific guidelines that must be followed. This website has been set up to help educate prospective student-athletes about what they need to do and what they need to refrain from doing before they can be eligible to compete for NJIT.

Please note that the scope and complexity of NCAA legislation precludes complete coverage on this website. We suggest, therefore, that you forward additional questions to the Office of Compliance (973/596-3181 or or go directly to the website links at the bottom of this page.

ATTENTION: All prospective student-athletes intending to enroll in an NCAA Division I or II institution for the first time on or after August 1, 2007 must complete the NCAA Amateurism Certification questionnaire. (If you enrolled full time in a Division I or II institution prior to the fall 2007, you do not need to complete the amateurism questions.) Also, prospects who enroll at NCAA Division I and Division II institution beginning fall 2007 MUST supply ACT or SAT scores to the Clearinghouse directly from the testing agencies. Test scores on an official high school transcript will no longer be usable for NCAA purposes. You can use the code 9999 to have your test scores sent directly from the testing agency to the Clearinghouse.

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  • Amateurism - General Information
  • Amateurism Rules - Division I, II and III (chart)
  • Acceptance of Prize Money
  • Frequently Asked Questions on Amateurism and Tryouts
  • NCAA Amateurism Rules for Prospects Involved in Amateur Sports Clubs
  • Professionalism and Agents
  • What is an extra benefit?

    Initial Eligibility (Academic and Amateurism)

  • Frequently Asked Questions About Home Schooling
  • Frequently Asked Questions on Foreign Students
  • Frequently Asked Questions on Students with Disabilities
  • NJIT Amateurism Questionnaire for International Students (required document)
  • NCAA Amateurism Certification Clearinghouse
  • NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse (NCAA Eligibility Center) - General Information and Q & A
  • NCAA 2007-2008 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete


  • Frequently Asked Questions on the National Letter of Intent/Financial Aid
  • General Recruiting Information - All Divisions
  • NJIT Graduation Rates
  • 2006 Grad Rates for NJIT
  • NJIT APR Report
  • NCAA Banned Drug List
  • Division I Initial Eligibility

  • NCAA Transfer Guide
  • 2-4 Transfer Requirements
  • 4-4 Transfer Requirements
  • 4-2-4 Transfer Requirements

    We also encourage you to review the following websites for additional information:

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • The NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse (NCAA Eligibility Center)
  • ACT
  • College Board - SAT

    New Jersey Institute of Technology Compliance
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