The NCAA Division III membership voted to approve the use of a “non-binding standardized celebratory form” which can be signed by a prospect after the prospect has been accepted to a Division III institution. While the use of the form will be optional, only a standardized form provided by the NCAA will be permissible for a “signing ceremony.”
The “non-binding celebratory form” was recommended and approved because of the increasing popularity of signing ceremonies at high schools when prospects sign a National Letter of Intent or athletic scholarship agreement with an NCAA Division I or II university on their “signing day.” Because Division III colleges don’t offer athletic scholarships, Division III recruits were often left to sign only a blank piece of paper, or an admission agreement with the Division III institution.
This form gives prospects the ability to celebrate their admittance to a Division III institution while continuing their education and participation in collegiate athletics.
The celebratory signing form below is produced and sponsored by the NCAA. The NCAA still does not allow anyone associated with University of Mount Union to plan, arrange or attend a prospective student-athlete's signing day. All the University of Mount Union is permitted to do is provide the form to a prospective student-athlete.