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. It is important for you to familiarize yourself with it as well as with the recruiting calendar for your particular sport. More information can be found in Athletics section of our website, and at the NCAA Initial Eligibility Center site. While this timeline is specific to each year of high school, most of these “to-do” items repeat throughout all four years.

Policies and Procedures 

  • If you wish to have an unofficial transcript and/or standardized test scores sent to a coach, please complete the Unofficial Transcript Request form in the College Counseling Office. Please be sure to provide the coach’s email address and contact information.
  • Official information cannot be sent to any college until you have completed the Transcript Release Form found in the College Counseling Office. You must complete one form for each individual school.
  • Ask questions! We are all on the same team!

Recruitment Calendars

Division I: Sophomore Year


Recruiting Method


Men’s Basketball


Women’s Basketball


Football


Other Sports

Recruiting Materials

You may receive brochures for camps, questionnaires, NCAA materials and non-athletics recruiting publications.

You may begin receiving recruiting materials June 15 after your sophomore year.

You may receive brochures for camps, questionnaires, NCAA materials and non-athletics recruiting publications.

You may receive brochures for camps, questionnaires, NCAA materials and non-athletics recruiting publications.

You may receive brochures for camps, questionnaires, NCAA materials and non-athletics recruiting publications.

*Men’s Ice Hockey
You may begin receiving recruiting materials January 1 of your sophomore year.

Telephone Call

Sports other than lacrosse or softball may make calls to the coach at your expense only. 

College coach can make unlimited calls beginning June 15 after your sophomore year.

You may make calls to the coach at your expense only.

College coach cannot call you.

You may make calls to the coach at your expense only.

College coach cannot call you.

Sports other than lacrosse and softball may make calls to the coach at your expense only. 

College coach cannot call you.

*Women’s Ice Hockey
A college coach may call international college-bound student-athletes once on or after July 7 through July 31 after your sophomore year.

*Men’s Ice Hockey
May not be made before January 1 of your sophomore year.

Off-Campus Contact

None allowed.

None allowed.

None allowed.

None allowed.

*Men’s Ice Hockey
May not be made before June 15 after your sophomore year.

Official Visit

None allowed.

None allowed.

None allowed.

None allowed.

Unofficial Visit

You may make an unlimited number of unofficial visits, except during a dead period.

You may make an unlimited number of unofficial visits, except during a dead period or recruiting shutdown period.

You may make an unlimited number of unofficial visits, except during a dead period.

None allowed. Attendance at a member school’s camp or clinic is permissible provided no recruiting conversations take place.

Division I: Junior Year

Division I: Senior Year

Division II


Recruiting Method


Division II

Recruiting Materials

You may receive brochures for camps, questionnaires, NCAA materials and non-athletics recruiting publications at any time. 

A coach may begin sending you printed recruiting materials June 15 before your junior year in high school.

Telephone Calls

No limit on number of calls by college coach beginning June 15 before your junior year.

You may make calls to the coach at your expense.

Off-Campus Contact

A college coach can have contact with you or your parents/ legal guardians off the college’s campus beginning June 15 before your junior year.

No limit on number of contacts off campus.

Official Visit

You may make official visits starting June 15 before your junior year.

There is no limit to official visits to Division II colleges.

Unofficial Visit

You may make an unlimited number of unofficial visits any time, except during a dead period.

Division III


Recruiting Method


Division III

Recruiting Materials

You may receive printed materials any time.

Telephone Calls

No limit on number of calls or when they can be made by the college coach.

You may make calls to the coach at your expense.

Off-Campus Contact

A college coach may begin to have contact with you or your relatives or guardians off the college’s campus after your sophomore year.

No limit on number of off-campus contacts

Official Visit

You may make official visits starting January 1 of your junior year.

There is no limit to official visits to Division III colleges.

Unofficial Visit

You may make an unlimited number of unofficial visits any time.

Contact Us:

Ellen Deitrich
Director of College Counseling
edeitrich@thehill.org
610-705-1060

Sue Rooney
Assistant to College Counseling
srooney@thehill.org
610-705-1276

Beth Allain P'18
Assistant Director of College Counseling
ballain@thehill.org
610-705-1168

Lauren Hoyt
Senior Associate Director of College Counseling
lhoyt@thehill.org
610-705-1364

Jade Johnson
Assistant Director of College Counseling and Testing Coordinator
jjohnson@thehill.org
610-705-1037 

Scott Kominkiewicz
Assistant Director of College Counseling
skominkiewicz@thehill.org
610-705-1068

Mike Murphy
Student-Athlete College Counselor
mmurphy@thehill.org
610-705-1112