8 New Changes in the 2023-24 NCAA Recruiting Guide

8 New Changes in the 2023-24 NCAA Recruiting Guide 8 New Changes in the 2023-24 NCAA Recruiting Guide

The 2023-24 NCAA recruiting guide is out, and it has some changes from last year. With things like the , , and new research, recruiting rules are constantly being updated. In case you don't want to read through the 40-page guide, here are the most recent changes for this year: 

1. NCAA Interactive Map

In the new recruiting guide, the NCAA recommends doing research using their new interactive map for 2023-24 starting your freshman year. Here, you can sort by sport, division, subdivision, conference, state, public or private schools, and HBCU or non-HBCU schools

2. Test-Optional

You no longer need to send your SAT or ACT scores to the NCAA. However, if you are applying to not test-optional schools, you will still need to take one of the . You will also need to stay on top of the NCAA GPA and core course requirements for your division.

3. Major Junior League Hockey Amateurism

The NCAA has added Major to their list of items reviewed during the amateur certification process. If you have signed a contract with the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, or the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, you will forfeit your

4. NCAA Sport Science Institute

The NCAA added lots of information about how the Sport Science Institute can benefit student-athletes with mental and physical health, illness and injury, performance and training, and education and policy. 

5. Division III Amateur Standards

The 2023-24 guide has an added section on Amateur Standards. Division III international students must be certified as an amateur by the NCAA Center. They must also complete an Amateurism-Only Certification Account

6. Best Practices

Another new section, the best practices outlines steps to take in your recruiting process. If you are just starting out or are a little bit stuck, this is a good place to look. 

7. Official vs. Unofficial Visits

While this information isn't new, it is new to the recruiting guide. You need to be aware of what a school is allowed to pay for, when you are allowed to go, and be registered with the Eligibility Center if you are going on an official visit

9. Transfer Students

As transferring is becoming more popular, information is becoming more readily available. This new section outlines the importance of knowing all of the rules so that you don't lose any of your NCAA eligibility.

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