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Who is a Prospective Student-Athlete?
A student who has started classes for the ninth grade. A student who has not started classes for the ninth grade becomes a prospective student athlete if the institution provides such an individual (or the individuals relatives or friends) any financial assistance or other benefits that the institution does not provide to prospective students generally.

How do I apply for admission to DePaul?

What need-based tuition payment options are available outside of athletics/academic scholarships?

How do I maintain amateur status?
An individual loses amateur status and thus shall not be eligible for intercollegiate competition in a particular sport if the individual:

(a) Uses his or her athletics skill (directly or indirectly) for pay in any form in that sport;
(b) Accepts a promise of pay even if such pay is to be received following completion of intercollegiate athletics participation;
(c) Signs a contract or commitment of any kind to play professional athletics, regardless of its legal enforceability or any consideration received;
(d) Receives, directly or indirectly, a salary, reimbursement of expenses or any other form of financial assistance from a professional sports organization based on athletics skill or participation, except as permitted by NCAA rules and regulations;
(e) Competes on any professional athletics team, even if no pay or remuneration for expenses was received;
(f) Subsequent to initial full-time collegiate enrollment, enters into a professional draft; or
(g) Enters into an agreement with an agent. (Bylaw 12.1.2)

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*If you have further questions, please contact the compliance staff at (773) 325-4019 or dbakker@depaul.edu.