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Rules for Prospective Student-Athletes

As a prospective student-athlete (prospect) you have the potential to become a GW Colonial. Naturally, the University and Athletics Department would like for all of the prospects to be eligible to become a Colonial. In order for you to be eligible to compete at GW, the NCAA has specific guidelines that must be followed. This website has been set up to help educate prospects about what they need to do and what they need to refrain from doing before they can be eligible to compete for GW. Please note that the scope and complexity of NCAA legislation precludes complete coverage on this website. We suggest, therefore, that you forward additional questions to the Athletics Compliance Office at 202.994.6282 or cbwirth@gw.edu or Athletics Director at 202.994.6650 or go directly to the website links at the bottom of this page.

ATTENTION: All prospects intending to enroll in an NCAA Division I or II institution for the first time on or after August 1, 2007 must complete the NCAA Amateurism Certification questionnaire located on the NCAA Eligibility Center website. (If you enrolled full time in a Division I or II institution prior to the fall 2007, you do not need to complete the amateurism questions.) Also, prospects who enroll at NCAA Division I and Division II institution beginning fall 2007 MUST supply ACT or SAT scores to the NCAA Eligibility Center directly from the testing agencies. Test scores on an official high school transcript will not be used. Please use the code 9999 to have your test scores sent directly from the testing agency to the NCAA Eligibility Center.

Division I Toolkit


  • Amateurism - General Information
  • Agent Information
  • Frequently Asked Questions on Amateurism and Tryouts


    Initial Eligibility (Academic and Amateurism)

  • Frequently Asked Questions About Home Schooling
  • Frequently Asked Questions on International Students
  • Information for Students with Education-Impacting Disabilities
  • GW Amateurism Questionnaire for International Students (required document) Get Acrobat Reader
  • Information and Resources for College-Bound Student-Athletes and Parents
  • NCAA Eligibility Center
  • Initial-Eligibility Standards for NCAA Division I College-Bound Student-Athletes Are Changing



  • National Letter of Intent - website and Q&A
  • General Recruiting Information - All Divisions
  • Graduation Rates, GSR, APR and Initial Eligibility Standards Get Acrobat Reader



  • NCAA Transfer Guide Get Acrobat Reader
  • 2-4 Transfer Requirements Get Acrobat Reader
  • 4-4 Transfer Requirements Get Acrobat Reader
  • 4-2-4 Transfer Requirements Get Acrobat Reader


    We also encourage you to review the following websites for additional information:

    National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    NCAA Eligibility Center
    College Board - SAT