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Are you confused about the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA rules & procedures and how they apply to your specific situation?

Have you struggled to find answers on other websites?

Have you ever been frustrated with conflicting information or found out after the fact that the information you were given wasn’t correct?

Informed Athlete
provides accurate information, education, advice and guidance to high school and college athletes and their parents on issues related to recruiting, eligibility, scholarships, and transfers for NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA rules.

Our goal is to help ease the stress for student-athletes and their parents as they navigate through the process armed with the knowledge they need to make the best decision for their athlete and family.   You can be assured that anything you share with Informed Athlete is kept within the strictest confidence and is not shared with anyone else.

Personal Advice

If you need answers to your questions from an experienced professional with over 25-years experience hands-on experience working with the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA compliance rules, we offer affordable fee-based options for you. You can be assured that the information and advice you receive is accurate.

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NCAA Freshman Academic Eligibility & Transcript Reviews

The NCAA Academic Eligibility Requirements are Changing! Are you confident your athlete meets the new NCAA Division I eligibility requirements for incoming freshmen? With Informed Athlete's NCAA Freshman Eligibility and Transcript Review Service, NCAA Rules Expert and Informed Athlete Founder Rick Allen will provide a detailed written assessment and discuss results and help you with a plan of action to make sure your high school athlete is on track to be eligible!

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College Transcript Reviews for 2-4 or 4-2-4 Transfer Athletes

For “2-4” transfers from a two-year college to a four-year college or “4-2-4” transfers (four-year college to two-year college to second four-year college), there are specific academic requirements that must

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NCAA Waivers for Student-Athletes

Sometimes, an athlete’s particular circumstances may appear to be appropriate for a waiver of the NCAA rules. The 2 most common types of waivers are Medical Redshirt and Extension of Eligibility Waivers Informed Athlete can provide you with the most comprehensive and up to date information and assist with preparing the waivers.

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NCAA Transfer or Scholarship Appeals

When your athlete has been denied permission to contact another college about a transfer, denied their right to the One-Time Transfer Exception, or has had their scholarship reduced or not

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Informed Athlete University

Our new Learning Resource Center: NCAA Recruiting Calendars Ask Rick Answer Center with a Q&A Library Ask Rick a Question - special subscribers-only webform to submit questions and receive an

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Frequent Website Articles on relevant issues related to NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA rules for Recruiting, Eligibility Scholarships, and Transfers. Comprehensive Guides and Reports that can be purchased for a reasonable

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Get the latest news and info on NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA rules. Informed Athlete's newsletter articles help you understand the rules and how they apply in real life.

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Fee-Based Group Presentations

In person or via webinar on relevant topics of your choice

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