June 17, 2014 - by

So, You Want To Play At Florida State

KNOW THE RULES! When being recruited by a university, it is just as important that you as a recruit know rules, as it is for the university to know the rules. Any violation of these rules will not only affect a universities ability to recruit you as a student-athlete, but could have a negative effect on your marketability to other schools, or worse, result in a loss of your eligibility completely. The NCAA currently has in print the 1999-2000 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete. This can be obtained by calling or writing the NCAA:

National Collegiate Athletic Association
Publishing Department
6201 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66211
(800) 638-3731

This is a sixteen page manual designed specifically for the college-bound student-athlete, who may have some basic questions regarding their future as a college student-athlete. Prior to your admission to a university, you must receive a high school diploma, and successfully complete a core curriculum of at least 13 academic courses. Your GPA in these core courses will be compared with your best score on the ACT or SAT. Check with your high school counselor for your schools 13 core courses that will count towards your recognized GPA. Remember, it is imperative to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse for any University to obtain official documentation of your eligibility to play any sport at the Division I, II or III level.

Student athletes who wish to play sports at Division I or Division II schools must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse checks eligibility for all Division I and II schools. Students will usually register at the beginning of their senior year in high school. For Clearinghouse information and registration materials students need to go to their high school registrar’s office or see their guidance councilor.

Contact the Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse if you have already received a Personal Identification Number (PIN):

Call the automated system at (319) 339-3003. (You will also need your Social Security number.)

If you do not have an assigned PIN:

Phone: (319) 337-1492
Phone number for forms: (800) 638-3731
FAX: (319) 337-1556

Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse
2255 N. Dubuque Road
P.O. Box 4044
Iowa City, IA 52243-4044

It is Florida State’s policy to treat all high school, preparatory school, and two-year college student-athletes as recruitable, prospective student-athletes.

NCAA rules, Bylaw 13.1.1 – Contactable Prospects, states:
In Divisions I and II, in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts shall not be made with a prospect or the prospect’s relatives or guardian(s) prior to July 1 following the prospect’s completion of their junior year in high school. Telephone calls shall not be made with a prospect (or the prospect’s parents or legal guardians) prior to July 1 following the prospect’s completion of their junior year in high school.

You may send a written request for a questionnaire to the individual sport coaches of which you are interested to the following address:

Florida State University
(Individual Sport Name)
Attention Recruiting Coach
P. O. Drawer 2195
Tallahassee, FL 32316

You may call or write for information regarding admissions to the University or about the academic majors here at FSU to the following address:

Office of Admissions Office of Athletic Academic Support Services
Florida State University Florida State University
University Center – A University Center – A
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1009 Tallahassee, FL 32306-2550
(850) 644-6200 (850) 644-9201

Florida State University has the following sports listed as current varsity sports:

Baseball Women’s Basketball
Men’s Basketball Women’s Golf
Football Women’s Volleyball
Men’s Golf Women’s Soccer
Men’s Swimming/Diving Women’s Softball
Men’s Tennis Women’s Swimming/Diving
Men’s Track/Cross Country Women’s Tennis
About Florida State University Women’s Track/Cross Country

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