Prospective Student-Athletes

What is a Prospective Student Athlete?

A prospective student-athlete is a student who has started classes in the ninth grade.

In addition, a student who has not started classes for the ninth grade becomes a prospective student-athlete if UNT provides such an individual (or the individualís relatives or friends) any financial assistance or other benefits that UNT does not generally provide to prospective students.

An individual remains a prospective student-athlete until one of the following occurs:

First, when the prospective student-athlete officially registers and enrolls in a minimum full-time program of studies and attends classes in any term of a four-year collegiate institutionís regular academic year (excluding summer) or:

The prospective student-athlete participates in a regular squad practice or competition at a four-year collegiate institution that occurs before the beginning of any term. Actions by UNT staff members or athletic representatives that cause a prospective student-athlete to become a recruited student-athlete for UNT include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Providing transportation to the prospective student-athlete to visit UNT.
  • Entertaining the prospective student-athlete in any way on campus, except UNT may provide complimentary admission to an athletic event in which our team is competing when the prospective student-athlete visits campus on an official or unofficial visit.
  • Initiating or arranging a telephone contact with the prospective student-athlete, family member, or guardian for the purpose of recruitment.
  • Visiting a prospective student-athlete, family member or guardian for the purpose of recruitment, or
  • Entertaining family members or guardians of a prospect on our campus.