Are you a high school athlete interested in competing in collegiate sports? NCAA schools require college-bound student-athletes to build a foundation of high school courses to prepare them for the academic expectations in college. Make sure you are meeting the NCAA requirements so that you can compete in college athletics too!
How do you start?
Be sure to always communicate with your current high school athletic coach by expressing your interest in intercollegiate athletics.
NCAA Division I or II college - start by registering for a Certification Account with the NCAA Eligibility Center.
NCAA Division III - If you want to play Division III sports or you aren’t sure where you want to compete, start by creating a Profile Page at the eligibility center.
What are the course requirements? You can find the NCAA requirements on the NCAA Student Athletes website.
Here is the NCAA Eligibility Center Link
Initial eligibility for incoming college freshmen is simple.
The NAIA does not have any core course requirements and can be determined as early as the summer following your junior year. The NAIA Eligibility Center will determine your eligibility based on your high school grades and sometimes your SAT/ACT scores, class rank, and/or dual credit. Rules can differ if you are a GED, home school student, or took time off between high school and the NAIA. Register at PlayNAIA.org to access details in your resources menu.
Here is the Play NAIA Eligibility Link