Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  I want to be a Bear. What do I do?

If you are an incoming freshman:

If you are a transfer student:

  • All transfer students must meet the institution’s general admissions requirements, as well as NCAA and East Coast Conference transfer policies in order to practice and compete in intercollegiate athletics.
  • Refer to the two-year NCAA Transfer Guide (pdf) or four-year NCAA Transfer Guide (pdf)

If you are an international student:

  • Register with the NCAA Eligiblity Center (Note: International Students should follow instructions for prospective student-athletes and then fill out the online registration form for international students.)

    NCAA Eligibility Center
    P.O. Box 7110
    Indianapolis, IN 46206
    877.262.1492 (customer service Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., EST.)
    317.223.0700 (international callers)

Athletic Scholarships

  • For information on athletic scholarships, please contact the appropriate head coach.

Q:  Why Hasn't the Coach Contacted Me?

  • NCAA rules and regulations prohibit coaches and administrative staff from contacting prospects prior to June 15 before the prospects senior year. However, a prospect may receive letters from coaches and administrative staff on or after Sept. 1 of his/her junior year.

Academic Certification

Who to Call/Where to Go

  • NCAA Eligibility Center: 877.262.1492 (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST.)
    • Request a new Personal Identification Number (PIN)
    • Check the status of an academic certification
    • Questions regarding your initial-eligibility status
    • Case-specific inquiries concerning amateurism cases
    • Questions about the amateurism certification process
    • Questions about the status of a core-course review
    • Questions regarding education-impacting disability services
  • NCAA Academic and Membership Affairs (formerly Membership Services): 317.917.6008(Monday -Friday, noon - 4 p.m., EST.)
    • For parents,college-bound student-athletes, and the public
    • Questions about NCAA rules

Brochures and Presentations (pdf)