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College Recruiting Process

Hill School student-athletes who wish to play a sport in college work collaboratively with their coaches, advisers, and the College Counseling Office to navigate the college athletics recruiting process. This page provides resources to help guide our student-athletes through some of the requirements, rules, and timelines associated with college recruiting. For questions or additional information, please contact Student-Athlete College Counselor Mike Murphy at
Eligibility Information | A prospective student-athlete who is looking to play at the Division I or Division II level should register online with the NCAA Eligibility Center in his or her fifth form (junior) year or at the beginning of their sixth form (senior) year. There are specific academic requirements and minimum standardized test scores that students must meet in order to be eligible to participate in the NCAA at the Division I and II levels.
Division III schools do not offer athletics scholarships, therefore student-athletes aspiring to play at the Division III level do not need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.  Each Division III school sets its own admission and eligibility standards.
Download the NCAA Eligibility Center brochure for a quick reference guide to NCAA eligibility requirements.
Prospective College Athlete Recruitment Timeline | Athletics recruitment can be both exciting and difficult for prospective athletes. Athletes are best supported by the trifecta of parents/guardians, coaches, and college counselors. Working together ensures the best outcome for every athlete. The Athletics and College Counseling Offices have worked together to provide this timeline for recruited athletes. View the prospective college athlete recruitment timeline (third through sixth form years).

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