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Prospective Student Athletes

This page is meant to serve as a guide to you and your family as you begin, or continue, your college search.  The following provides helpful information for individuals who wish to compete at the NCAA Division I level, as well as the requirements needed in order to do so.

Initial Eligibility Information

In order to be eligible to compete at Canisius College, or another Division I institution, all incoming freshman must be meeting the initial eligibility requirements set forth by the NCAA Eligibility Center.  The Eligibility Center serves as a useful tool for prospective student-athletes providing information on academic requirements and amateurism provisions prior to college.

Please visit in order to register with the Eligibility Center and access the information they have to offer.

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Transfer Student-Athlete Information

If you are currently, or ever have, attended a junior college, two-year college, or four-year college, there are certain requirements that must be met in order to transfer to Canisius College and subsequently participate in its athletics programs.  In addition to meeting the general college requirements, the NCAA requires additional standards be met dependent on your status as a two-year or four-year college transfer.

Please note, that if you were ever a student-athlete at a previous 4-year institution, coaches from Canisius College may not contact you about a potential transfer until they are issues permission to contact from your Compliance Office.

The 2012-2013 NCAA Transfer 101 Guide (pdf) provides eligibility and academic information for all transfers within the various divisions.  

Canisius College Information

If you are interested in competing for Canisius College in intercollegiate athletics, please complete a recruiting questionnaire through our website that will be submitted directly to the head coach of that sport.

Recruiting Questionnaires

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