Athletic Signing Policy

Athletic Signings for 2016-2017 School Year

The Athletic Department will be responsible for coordinating 2-3 Athletic Signing Ceremonies per school year along with one Spring Signing/Athletic Celebration to be held in mid-April to early May. Criteria for the Athletic Signing Ceremonies and Athletic Celebrations are listed below.

Fall Signing Ceremony (Early Signing Period): This will be held during the High School lunch period and will take place in November. The early signing period for basketball, volleyball, tennis, softball, baseball, wrestling, golf, lacrosse, cheerleading, and swim and dive will include student-athletes who will be signing a National Letter of Intent and receiving financial aid specifically for athletics. This also includes those who are signing at a service academy or Ivy League school.

Winter Signing Ceremony: If applicable, this will be held during the High School lunch period and will take place the week of February 4, 2015. This will include student-athletes who will be signing a National Letter of Intent and receiving financial aid specifically for athletics for football and/or soccer. This also includes those who are signing at a service academy or Ivy League school.

Spring Signing Ceremony/Athletic Celebration: This will be held during the High School lunch period and will take place in mid-April to early May. This will include student-athletes who will be signing a National Letter of Intent and receiving financial aid specifically for athletics for all sports listed above, along with soccer, track and field, and cross country. This also includes those who are signing at a service academy or Ivy League school.

A Student-Athlete who will be continuing his or her athletic career at the next level, but will not be signing a National Letter of Intent, will also be honored at the Spring Signing/Athletic Celebration. This will include Division III athletes as well as those with preferred walk-on status.

NLI Signing Dates for Prospective Student-Athletes Signing 2016-2017

Sport (s)

Initial Signing Date

Final Signing Date

Basketball (Early Period)

November 9, 2016

November 16, 2016

Basketball (Regular Period)

April 12, 2017   

Division I: May 17, 2017
Division II: August 1, 2017

Football (Midyear JC Transfer)

December 14, 2016

January 15, 2017

Football (Regular Period)

February 1, 2017

April 1, 2017

Soccer and Men's Water Polo

February 1, 2017

August 1, 2017

All Other Sports (Early Period)

November 9, 2016

November 16, 2016

All Other Sports (Regular Period)

April 12, 2017

August 1, 2017