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Create Realistic Pathways for Student-Athlete Success
  • Separate the collegiate track from the professional track by ending one-and-done.
  • Allow student-athletes to test their professional prospects and maintain their eligibility if they do not sign a professional contract.
  • Permit students to receive meaningful assessment of professional prospects earlier with assistance from certified agents

Paving the Path to Pyeongchang

This month, thousands of athletes will head to South Korea to showcase their skills in the 2018 Olympic Games. They've taken different paths.

Deciding Whether to Go Pro

Division I college athletes can now make more informed decisions about going pro in basketball, baseball and hockey. From exploring their chances of being drafted to receiving advice, it’s important for student-athletes to get information that helps them determine their future paths.

Tracking Graduation Rates

Division I student-athletes are graduating from college at record rates. The NCAA Graduation Success Rate tracks degree attainment for student-athletes, even those who transfer.

1 Decade, 1 Million Certifications

In its 10 years, the Eligibility Center has redefined the athletic certification process

NCCU’S Preparing to Soar Program

Currently in its third year, the Preparing to Soar Program is an intensive academic enrichment program funded through the Accelerating Academic Success Program (AASP). The bridge program begins in the summer prior to freshmen enrollment...

Utah Valley University’s Men’s Golf Team

Under the leadership of head coach Chris Curran, the Utah Valley’s men’s golf team has solidified a culture of academic and athletic excellence. During his tenure, Curran’s emphasis on academics first has taken the team from an 875 APR to...

North Carolina A&T's Christopher Belcher

Belcher, a transfer student-athlete, earned his way into the spotlight as a standout sprinter in the 100 and 200-meter dashes and the 4x100 meter relay. His coach, Duane Ross, describes him as hardworking and competitive—traits that have...

Success Story: Cincinnati

In fall 2015, several Cincinnati head coaches had expressed a desire for tablets for their teams to review film and coordinate schedules. The vice provost for undergraduate affairs was collaborating with information technology on ways to improve learning retention and reduce costs through digital course materials, including with e-readers and other tools to more intentionally support e-learning on campus. Cincinnati athletics saw an opportunity to tie the goals together and help achieve both: by providing tablets to all student-athletes. Athletics partnered with the campus bookstore to...

What is APR?

Implemented in 2003 as part of an ambitious academic reform effort, the Academic Progress Rate holds schools accountable for the academic progress of student-athletes through a team-based metric.


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