Future FAQs

Frequently asked questions for future student-athletes

Can the Eligibility Center use TOEFL scores?

Answer: While TOEFL scores may be relevant for institutional admissions regulations, the NCAA Eligibility Center cannot reference these scores for academic evaluations. Students who take the SAT and/or ACT after high school graduation may...

Must international students take the SAT or ACT?

Answer: Yes, international students must take and submit their SAT and/or ACT scores. NCAA Division I and Division II regulations require the test scores to be achieved prior to full-time enrollment in college. In some instances, transfer...

What are the requirements for submitting translations?

Answer: Translations are required when the issuing body publishes their documents in a language other than English for all students. Translations must be completed by an independent certified translator or performed by a qualified...

What makes a document official?

Answer: Documents are marked official if they are: the original document(s), official school-stamped copies of the originals (copied, then stamped), or copies of the original document that are contained within a school-stamped envelope...

If a student requests a fee waiver but later decides to pay the fee instead, how do they select payment?

Answer: Students can still pay for their account if they previously selected fee waiver. They need to go to Account Settings to see the Payment button in the left menu. Once in Payment, they can follow the instructions to pay with an...

What phone number should I use when I register?

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

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

Answer: If you took the SAT during or before March 2016 and then took the redesigned SAT at a later date, the NCAA Eligibility Center will not combine section scores from the two versions of the SAT when determining your initial...

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

Answer: "Receiving money" includes, but is not limited to, salary, bonus, stipend, allowance, expense reimbursement and scholarship. eFAQ 203

What is future representation?

Answer: "Future representation" is a future agreement (in writing or verbal) with someone to represent you in marketing your athletics ability or reputation. eFAQ 201

What do I do if a course I took is not on my high school's core-course list, but I think it should be?

Answer: See your high school counselor immediately. Someone at your high school (typically a school counselor) is responsible for keeping your high school's list updated. It is important your high school does this each year to make sure...

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