Ocean State University is preparing for the upcoming National Letter of Intent (NLI) early signing period. Which of the following is true with regard to the requirements that must be met before the coaches can send a prospect an NLI and written offer of athletic aid?
A. Prospect must be placed on Ocean State University’s institutional request list (IRL) with the NCAA Eligibility Center
B. Prospect must complete the NCAA Eligibility Center amateurism certification questionnaire
C. Prospect must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center
D. All of the above
The answer is D. NCAA Bylaw 13.9.1 states that the following requirements must be met before an institution may provide a written offer of athletically related financial aid (per Bylaw 188.8.131.52) to a prospective student-athlete: [D] (Adopted: 4/26/07 effective 8/1/07, Revised: 4/30/09 effective 8/1/10)
(a) A high school or preparatory school prospective student-athlete must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center;
(b) A high school or preparatory school prospective student-athlete must be placed on the institution’s institutional request list (IRL) with the NCAA Eligibility Center; and
(c) A high school, preparatory school or transfer (if applicable) prospective student-athlete must complete the amateurism certification questionnaire administered by the NCAA Eligibility Center.