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In accordance with bylaw 13.02.12, the NCAA’s definition of a prospective student-athlete is anyone who has started classes for the ninth grade. In addition, a student who has not started classes for the ninth grade becomes a prospective student-athlete if the institution provides such an individual (or the individual’s relatives or friends) any financial assistance or other benefits that the institution does not provide to prospective students generally. An individual remains a prospective student-athlete until one of the following occurs (whichever is earlier):

(a) The individual officially registers and enrolls in a minimum full-time program of studies and attends classes in any term of a four-year collegiate institution’s regular academic year (excluding summer); or
(b) The individual participates in a regular squad practice or competition at a four-year collegiate institution that occurs before the beginning of any term; or
(c) The individual officially registers and enrolls and attends classes during the summer prior to initial enrollment and receives institutional athletics aid.

In accordance with NCAA Bylaw 13.3, we would like to provide you with some key information regarding Binghamton University as well as information relevant to all NCAA Division I student-athletes.


In accordance with NCAA Bylaw 13.3.1, every NCAA Division I member institution is required to provide admissions and graduations data to prospective student-athletes and their parents. Listed below are links to Binghamton University’s latest Academic Progress Report, Graduation Rates, and Graduation Success Rates.

2011-12 Academic Progress Report
2010-11 Academic Progress Report
2009-10 Academic Progress Report
2008-09 Academic Progress Report
2007-08 Academic Progress Report
2006-07 Academic Progress Report

2011 Graduation Success Rates
2011 Federal Graduation Rates
2010 Graduation Success Rates
2010 Federal Graduation Rates
2009 Graduation Success Rates
2009 Federal Graduation Rates
2008 Graduation Success Rates
2008 Federal Graduation Rates

Binghamton University Admissions Office


Each year, the NCAA puts out a Guide for College Bound Student-Athletes. This provides a general overview of the progression from being a high school athlete to a student-athlete in college. A link to this guide is provided below.
2013-14 Guide for College Bound Student-Athletes

In accordance with NCAA Bylaw, every NCAA Division I member institution is required to provide all incoming prospects and their parents with the NCAA banned substance list. The NCAA conducts a year-round drug testing program at the Division I level. Any student-athlete who is found to have utilized a substance on the list of banned drugs, through a positive drug test administered by the NCAA will be declared ineligible for competition for at least one calendar year. Below, you will find links to the NCAA Banned Drug Classes List in addition to a link to for information regarding nutritional supplements. Since nutritional supplements are not strictly regulated, they may contain banned substances resulting in a positive drug test.
2013-14 Banned Drug Classes
Information about Nutritional Supplements

Any student-athlete who enters a Division I collegiate institution and wishes to participate in intercollegiate athletics, must be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center. We encourage you to begin the initial eligibility certification process as soon as possible. Delay in completing the process may affect your ability to practice and compete upon our arrival at Binghamton University. We would also encourage you to consult with your high school guidance office to check on your core-courses and grade point average in those core-courses. To begin the certification process, you need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center by completing a Student Release Form. This can be accomplished via the Internet at the NCAA Eligibility Center Web site or by obtaining it from the guidance office at your high school.

NCAA Initial-Eligibility Standards

Click here for more information about Division I Initial-Eligibility changes. 

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