Information for Prospective Student-Athletes/Parents/High School Personnel

By NU Athletic Communications
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Prospective Student-Athlete
A prospective student-athlete is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade or above, including students in prep schools and junior colleges as well as students who have officially withdrawn from a four-year institution and plan to transfer to another institution. In addition, a student who has not started classes for the ninth grade becomes a prospective student-athlete if the institution or a booster provides the individual or the individual's relatives or friends with any financial assistance or benefits that the institution does not provide to prospective students in general. A good rule of thumb is to treat ALL STUDENTS as prospects. A contact is any face-to-face encounter between a prospect, or the prospect's parent or legal guardian, and an institutional staff member or athletic representative during which any dialogue occurs. Recruiting is any solicitation of a prospect or a prospect's family member (or guardian) by an institutional staff member or by athletic representative of the institution, for the purpose of securing the prospect's enrollment and ultimate participation in the institution's intercollegiate athletic program.

Academic Eligibility



Extra Benefits


National Letter of Intent (NLI)

NCAA Health and Safety Website

Parent's Guide

  • Nebraska Parent's Guide (Legal-sized document)


Transfer Eligibility



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