Future FAQs

Frequently asked questions for future student-athletes

How do I know what division my school is in?

Answer: If you are not sure which division the school that is recruiting you is in, please use our online search feature: http://www.ncaa.org/about/who-we-are/search-school . 236

What is the difference between a Certification Account and Profile Page?

Answer: We developed two different account types to help prospective student-athletes make the best decision about their college sports experience. Certification Account: You need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center to compete...

Who is my home school administrator?

Answer: Your home school administrator is the person or organization who organized, taught and evaluated your home school coursework. 234

What phone number should I use when I register?

Answer: If your mobile phone is your primary phone, enter the number in that category. Please also enter the number again in the "Mobile Phone" category to help our staff reach you if needed. If your mobile phone is not your primary phone...

How will my score from the redesigned SAT be used toward my certification?

Answer: If you took the SAT before March 2016 and then take the redesigned SAT at a later date, the NCAA Eligibility Center will not combine section scores from the former and redesigned SAT when determining your initial eligibility. We...

What does my eligibility status mean?

Answer: Once you have completed your registration for a Certification Account, you will begin to see different status notifications on your Dashboard under each sport you selected. Click here to view a list of the different status types...

What is a monetary award?

Answer: Monetary awards include prize money, bonus money, incentive money, vouchers or gift certificates. Trophies, medals and ribbons are not considered monetary awards.

What does it mean to receive money from a team/club?

Answer: This includes, but is not limited to: salary, bonus, stipend, allowance, expense reimbursement and scholarship.

What is a signed document with my team/club?

Answer: Documents include all registrations, contracts, player cards, amateur agreements, scholarship agreements, federation/league forms, etc. that you or your parents signed on your behalf. Liability waivers are not included.

What is future representation?

Answer: A future agreement with someone to represent you in marketing your athletics ability or reputation.

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