Student athletes planning to play a sport at either an NCAA
Division I, II, or III or NAIA school are encouraged to first and
foremost work hard in their classes to become and remain eligible
to play at the colegiate level. Your student's school
counselor and athletic department can also support and answer any
questions you may have concerning eligibility. This guideline from
the NCAA on what your student can do to prepare is also
- Start planning now: take the right courses and work hard to
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.
Or, find your high school's list of NCAA-approved courses at
- Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at eligibilitycenter.org.
- If you fall behind on courses, do not take short cuts to catch
up. Ask your counselor for help with finding approved courses or
programs that you can take.
- Check with your counselor to make sure you will graduate on
time with the required number of NCAA-approved courses.
- Take the ACT or SAT and submit your scores to the NCAA using
- 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, you will need
to submit an official transcript for each school.
- Make sure you are on track to graduate on time with your
- Complete your final NCAA courses as you prepare for
- Take the ACT or SAT again, if necessary, and submit your scores
to the NCAA using code 9999.
- Request your final amateurism certification beginning April 1
(for fall enrollees) or October 1 (for 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
request list will receive a certification.
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