Prospective Student-Athletes & Transfers
Welcome to Jacksonville University Athletics! Our mission is to provide an opportunity for every student-athlete to achieve academic and athletic excellence at the NCAA Division I level. On this page you will find important links to information on how you can become a JU Dolphin. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you need further guidance.
• NCAA Recruiting Information
• Telephone Calls to Prospects: What You Should Know
• Transfer student-athletes
• Official Visits
• Unofficial Visits
• Complimentary Admissions
• Useful Links
As you may know, the NCAA has extensive rules regarding how and when coaches
may recruit prospective student-athletes. There are also a number of criteria
that a prospective student-athlete must meet in order to be eligible to participate
in college athletics. The NCAA provides some resources that summarize these
rules and criteria that may prove helpful to you. These include:
• Guide for College-Bound Student-Athletes
• Recruiting Calendars
• NCAA Eligibility Center
• Sports other than football and basketball:
• Before July 1 following the prospect's completion of the junior year in high school no recruiting calls may be made to a prospective student-athlete.
• After July 1 following the prospect's completion of the junior year in high school the institution may call a prospective student-athlete no more than once per week.
• One telephone call to a prospective student-athlete (or a prospective student-athlete's relatives or legal guardians) may be made from April 15 through May 31 of the prospective student-athlete's junior year in high school.
• Beginning September 1 of the prospective student-athlete's senior year in high school the institution may call a prospective student-athlete or their relatives of legal guardians no more than once per week
• EXCEPTION: During a contact period, telephone calls may be made at the institution's discretion.
• An institution is permitted to make 1 telephone call per month to a prospective student-athlete (or the prospective student-athlete's relatives or legal guardians) on or after June 15 of the prospective student-athlete's sophomore year in high school through July 31 of the prospective student-athlete's junior year in high school
• An institution is permitted to make 2 telephone calls per week to a prospective student-athlete (or the prospective student-athlete's relatives or legal guardians) beginning August 1 prior to the prospective student-athlete's senior year in high school.
• Women's Basketball:
• One telephone call during the month of April of the prospective student-athlete's junior year in high school on or after the Thursday after the conclusion of the NCAA Division I Women's Final Four.
• One telephone call during the month of May of the prospective student-athlete's junior year in high school.
• One telephone call on or after June 1 through June 20 of the prospective student-athlete's junior year in high school.
• One telephone call on or after June 21 through June 30 of the prospective student-athlete's junior year in high school.
• Three telephone calls during the month of July following the prospective student-athlete's junior year in high school, with no more than 1 telephone call per week.
• Thereafter, 1 telephone call per week.
• Exceptions to the Telephone Rule:
• Collect and Toll-Free Telephone Calls: Institutional coaching staff members may accept collect and toll-free telephone calls placed by prospective student-athletes and prospective student-athletes' parents and legal guardians, provided the calls are placed not earlier than:
(men’s basketball) the conclusion of the prospect's sophomore year in high school;
(women’s basketball) the date on which an institution may begin placing telephone calls to the prospective student-athlete;
(all other sports) July 1 following completion of the prospective student-athlete's junior year in high school.
• Official-Visit Exception: The institution may make unlimited telephone calls to a prospect during the five days immediately preceding the prospect's official visit to campus.
• Letter-of-Intent Signing-Date Exception: The institution may make unlimited
telephone calls to a prospect on the initial date for the signing of the National
Letter of Intent and during the two days immediately following the initial signing
In football, institutional coaching staff members may make unlimited telephone calls to prospective student-athletes during the period 48 hours before and 48 hours after 7 a.m. on the initial signing date for the National Letter of Intent.
• Off-Campus Contact Exception: The institution may make unlimited telephone calls to a prospect on the day a permissible, in-person, off-campus contact occurs.
If you are interested in transferring to JU and participating in athletics
you should be aware that the NCAA prohibits our coaches from speaking with student-athletes
from other institutions without first being granted permission from the previous
institution. Please contact your coach and/ or compliance office about having
Please use the guide below to ensure your transition to JU is a smooth and successful process.
NCAA Transfer Guide (PDF)
Follow the appropriate link below to become a student at Jacksonville University.
If you are a transferring student please remember to have your official transcripts,
from ALL previous institutions, sent to the Registrar’s office.
• First-Time Freshmen
An Official Visit is when an institution invites you to visit campus at their
expense. These visits may not last more than 48 hours. You may not make more
than 1 official visit to any 1 institution and may not make more than 5 official
visits in total. You may not make an official visit until the opening day of
classes of your senior year in high school.
Information that a Prospective Student-Athlete must provide JU before an Official Visit can be made:
1. A high school or college academic transcript
2. A PSAT, SAT, PLAN or ACT score taken on a national testing date under national testing conditions, except that a state-administered ACT may be used to meet the requirement. The score must be presented through a testing agency document, on a high school or preparatory school academic transcript (official or unofficial) or through the use of the applicable testing agency's automated-voice system.
3. An NCAA Eligibility Center ID or social security number so that we can verify that the prospective student-athlete is registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center.
An unofficial visit occurs when a prospective student-athlete visits the institution
at their own expense. A prospective student-athlete may visit a member institution's
campus at his or her own expense an unlimited number of times. A prospective
student-athlete may make unofficial visits before his or her senior year in
During an official or unofficial visit the institution may provide a prospective
student-athlete a maximum of 3 complimentary admissions to a home athletics
event at any facility within a 30-mile radius of the institution's main campus
in which the institutions intercollegiate team practices or competes. For prospective
student-athletes with an untraditional family (i.e. step-parents) up to 2 additional
complimentary admissions may be provided.
• These complimentary admissions may only be used by the prospect and those persons accompanying the prospect on the visit.
• The complimentary admissions must be issued through a pass list on an individual game basis.
• The complimentary admissions may provide seating only in the general seating area of the facility utilized for conducting the event.
• A member institution may not provide complimentary admissions to a prospect for a postseason conference tournament or NCAA championship. The prospect may purchase tickets only in the same manner as any other member of the general public.
Center I (EC Tutorial)
• SAT Information
• ACT Information
• National Letter of Intent
• NCAA Transfer Guide (PDF)
• International Student-Athletes
• Don't Bet On It
• NCAA’s Drug-Testing Program including a current list of banned substances