NCAA: Students interested in pursuing athletics at the college level should consult the college coach and NCAA Clearinghouse at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net to begin the process. The site can guide students through the topics of academic eligibility, amateurism eligibility, registration with NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse, financial aid and recruiting rules. After registration with NCAA, you will be asked to send your transcript to NCAA via Parchment.
The NCAA Eligibility Center provides a wealth of information about the academic requirements to compete in NCAA Division I or II athletics, as well as a walk-through of the registration and certification process on their High School Portal Resources page.
Student-Athlete Profile Account
When the NCAA Eligibility Center redesigned its registration website at www.eligibilitycenter.org , one of the most significant enhancements was the creation of the profile account. The profile account gives college-bound student-athletes the opportunity to make the best decision about their college choices earlier in their high school careers. Students may now choose from the traditional certification account for those wanting to attend and compete at Division I and II schools, or a free profile account for those attending Division III schools and students who are not yet sure at what school they want to attend and compete.
Registration for a profile account is free and easy. Students should expect 10 to 20 minutes to complete a profile account. Also, if a student with a profile account decides to compete at the Division I or II level, they can easily transition their profile account to a certification account. (A registration fee of $80 (domestic/Canada) or $135 (international) is required to begin the certification process.) Please encourage your freshmen student-athletes to register for a free profile account.
NAIA: Students seeking to compete in NAIA sports must be registered with NAIA Eligibility Center. Be sure to check with the college coach in advance for any specific requirements. Academic requirements have not changed, however students must register to ensure fair competition among individuals with similar athletic experiences. Consult with college coaches at NAIA schools for more information and visit the web site at www.PlayNAIA.org.
Legal Disclaimer: The list of NCAA courses, and courses contained within, are maintained as a guide for prospective student-athletes seeking NCAA initial-eligibility. The list of approved courses does not, nor is intended to, signify accreditation, certification, approval or endorsement of any high school or specific courses by the NCAA or NCAA Eligibility Center and is subject to change at any time and without notice. Core course information included on this Web site is provided for guidance purposes only and should not be solely relied on as an indication of NCAA initial-eligibility. Certification of a prospective student-athlete is case-specific, and the Eligibility Center has the authority to determine in its sole discretion whether the prospective student-athlete has met all criteria.