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National Letter-of-Intent

BYU is a member of the National Letter of Intent Program.  The National Letter of Intent (NLI) is an agreement among schools that once a prospective student-athlete (PSA) accepts an offer of athletic/assistance/financial aid to attend an NCAA school, other NCAA schools will recognize the offer and cease to recruit that prospect.

A PSA may only sign an NLI during the designated signing period, which are updated on  The letter must be signed by both the PSA and his/her parent or legal guardian.  The NLI must also be signed within 7 days of the issuance date and should be immediately returned back to BYU as soon as it is signed.  Once a prospect has signed a National Letter of Intent, the PSA has then committed him/herself to BYU as long as they are accepted for admission and meet NCAA requirements.  BYU also commits an athletic scholarship to the prospect.  The letter is not an offer of admission to BYU, and PSA's are not required to sign an NLI.

Prospects should become familiar with the procedures of the National Letter of Intent before signing.

If you want to play NCAA sports at a Division I or II school, you need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Click here to learn how to register.