Any student-athlete interested in playing NCAA Division I or Division II sports in college must complete an NCAA Clearinghouse form on-line at eligibilitycenter.org after six semesters have been completed.
Any student-athlete interested in playing sports at NAIA colleges must register at www.playnaia.org after six semesters have been completed.
A copy of the registration form must be given to the student’s counselor for purposes of completing the registration process with a copy of the student’s transcript.
Students must work closely with their current coaches for assistance and guidance on communication with the potential institution, weighing offers, etc.
Athletic scholarships will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony if students have written documentation of scholarship offer(s).
2016-17 NCAA Guide for College-Bound Student-Athletes
NCAA Maintaining Eligibility
(from 2016-17 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete)
Grade 9 – Plan
- Start planning now: take the right courses and earn the best grades possible.
- Ask your counselor for a list of your high school’s NCAA-approved core courses to make sure you take the right classes. Find your high school’s list of NCAA-approved courses at NCAA.org/courselist.
Grade 10 – Register
- Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at eligibilitycenter.org.
- If you fall behind, ask your counselor for help with finding approved courses you can take.
Grade 11 – Study
- Check with your counselor to make sure you are on track to complete the required number of NCAA-approved courses.
- Take the ACT or SAT and submit your scores to the NCAA Eligibility Center using code 9999.
- At the end of the year, ask your counselor to send or upload your official transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center. If you took classes at more than one high school or program, submit an official transcript for each school.
- Make sure you are on track to graduate on time with your class.
Grade 12 – Graduate>
- Complete your final NCAA core courses as you prepare for graduation.
- Take the ACT or SAT again, if necessary, and submit your scores to the NCAA Eligibility Center using code 9999.
- Request your final amateurism certification beginning April 1 (fall enrollees) or Oct. 1 (spring enrollees) in your NCAA Eligibility Center account at eligibilitycenter.org.
- After you graduate, ask your counselor to send or upload your final official transcript with proof of graduation to the NCAA Eligibility Center. Only students on an NCAA Division I or II school’s certification request list will receive a certification.