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Junior College Enrollees FAQs

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  • Midyear Enrollee Signing an NLI
    • May a midyear enrollee sign an NLI?

      Yes. If a prospective student-athlete signs during the November signing period, he or she may enroll at the signing institution midyear. In Division I, athletics aid is permitted for the spring term and the following academic year matching the NLI enrollment year. In Division II, multiyear athletics aid is not permissible; therefore, a midyear enrollee could either receive only athletics aid for the spring term or athletics aid matching the NLI enrollment year.

  • Football Midyear Enrollee Not Graduating
    • Is my NLI valid if I sign as a football midyear enrollee, but I fail to graduate from junior college?

    • No, if you were a Division I nonqualifier the NLI shall be rendered null and void if you are a midyear football junior college transfer and fail to graduate from junior college at midyear.

  • Junior College or NAIA Signing
    • If I sign a letter with a junior college or an NAIA school, may I sign an NLI?

      Yes. You may sign an NLI if you have already signed a letter with a junior college or an NAIA school. The NLI is a voluntary program with more than 600 participating institutions, all of which are members of either NCAA Division I or II. By entering the NLI program, participating institutions agree to abide by the NLI rules.

  • Junior College Graduation
    • If I sign an NLI with an NLI institution but attend a junior college, is my NLI still binding?

      Yes. Your NLI remains binding if you do not fulfill the NLI agreement to attend the signing institution. If you sign an NLI then later attend a junior college and graduate from that junior college, the NLI you signed before enrolling in the junior college is no longer binding. This would permit you to sign another NLI to attend an NLI member institution.