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Make Sure You Are Academically Eligible
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Are you interested in practicing, competing and receiving an athletic scholarship during your first year of college at a Division I or II school? Meet with your counselor to make sure you are academically eligible.

This guide answers important questions for four groups of people involved in the NCAA initial-eligibility process:

  • High school students who hope to compete in college sports at an NCAA Division I or II school 
  • Parents, guardians and family members of high school students
  • High school counselors and athletics administrators
  • High school and non-scholastic coaches

If you are receiving a financial scholarship to compete in Division I or II athletics at the college level, please notify the Activities Office 5-7 days before the signing day. Please include student name, college attending and sport playing in college in the email message. College paperwork should be completed by the student athlete and his or her parent/guardian at home. If assistance is needed to scan or fax the paperwork to the college, we are happy to assist in the process.

Group and Individual photos will be taken. Information will be submitted to the Stillwater Gazette and posted on the SAHS Athletics webpage. Parents/Guardians may attend to take photos or may request to have photos emailed.

*Please note, there is not a formal ceremony.

Sport (s) Initial Signing Date Final Signing Date
Basketball (Early Period) November 8, 2017 November 15, 2017
Basketball (Regular Period) April 11, 2018 Division I: May 16, 2018
Division II: August 1, 2018
Football (Early Period for Division I) December 20, 2017 December 22, 2017
Football (Midyear JC Transfer) December 20, 2017 January 15, 2018
Football (Regular Period) February 7, 2018 April 1, 2018
Soccer and Men's Water Polo February 7, 2018 August 1, 2018
All Other Sports (Early Period) November 8, 2017 November 15, 2017
All Other Sports (Regular Period) April 11, 2018 August 1, 2018

DIII colleges are not allowed to offer athletic scholarships and the amount of practice time a coach can have is reduced; athletes here are competing for the love of competition.  Schools can and do give financial aid through leadership grants and needs based financial aid but they are not the full rides.

SAHS NCAA Athletic Eligibility Form
Division I Fact Sheet
Division II Fact Sheet
Division I FAQs