This portion of the site will provide current information on major NCAA or NAIA guideline or rule changes. If you have an older edition of my book, be sure to check this page regularly to ensure you have the most current information, and be sure to visit the NCAA Home Page or the NAIA Home Page for all current recruiting guidelines.
Updated Sept. 2021 - The NAIA continued its covid SAT/ACT waiver for eligibility purposes. However, if a student does not meet the other 2 requirements--e.g., 2.0 GPA plus graduating in the top 50% of your HS class--e.g., only has the 2.0 GPA--he or she will have to maintain a C (2.0) average for a year once in college in order to continue competition. For more information, visit the NAIA Eligibility Center website. Here is the current NAIA Covid handout.
Updated July 2021 - Due to Covid-19, freshmen entering an NCAA Div. I or Div. II college in the fall of 2022 will not be required to meet an SAT/ACT score minimum. For more information, click here. You can also check out this handout.
Updated July 2021 - As of the end of June, the NCAA has adopted an interim policy for dealing with the evolving Name/Image/Likeness issue (NIL). For more information, click here. Updated January 2021 - NCAA Div. II members voted to allow nonqualifiers to receive athletic-based aid and to practice with their teams while they establish residency and eligibility at 4-year colleges. However, they will not be permitted to compete with their teams for 1 year.
Now for the important business! Please remember that that 75% of all college players will compete at Div. II/III or NAIA programs. In other words only 25% of players will ultimately be impacted by Div. I guidelines, so this calendar change will have no impact on players being recruited by or pursuing Div. II, III and NAIA colleges!