The recruiting process must balance the interests of prospective student-athletes and the Association’s member institutions. The NCAA recruiting bylaw is designed to promote equity among member schools in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes and to shield the recruited individuals from undue pressures that may interfere with their scholastic or athletics interests.
The dates in this calendar reflect the application of NCAA Division II Bylaw 13.17 at the time of publication but are subject to change per Constitution 184.108.40.206 or if certain dates (e.g., National Letter of Intent signing dates) are altered.
(a) June 1-14, 2011: Quiet Period
(b) June 15 through August 1, 2011: Evaluation Period
(c) August 2 through September 6, 2011: Quiet Period
(d) September 7 through October 14, 2011: Contact Period
(e) October 15, 2011, to the date of the prospect’s initial high school or two-year college contest: Quiet Period
(f) November 7 (7 a.m.) - 9, 2011, (7 a.m.): Dead Period
(g) The period between the prospect’s initial and final high school or two-year college contests: Evaluation Period
(h) March 1 through May 14, 2012, [except for (1) below]: Contact Period
(1) April 9 (7 a.m.) - 11, 2012, (7 a.m.): Dead Period
(i) During the Saturday before the start of the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship through Wednesday noon after the Championship game, [March 31 through April 4, 2012, (noon)]: Dead Period
(j) During four sanctioned Amateur Athletic Union women’s events occurring between May 18 and June 14 selected at the discretion of the institution and designated in writing in the office of the director of athletics: Evaluation Period
(k) During any high school all-star game that occurs within the state in which the member institution is located: Evaluation Period
(l) All other dates: Quiet Period
The National Collegiate Athletic Association March 25, 2011 AEC:jhw