Future FAQs

Frequently asked questions for future student-athletes

What happens if I don't graduate on time with the rest of my class?

 

Answer:

In Division I, if you do not graduate on time (in four years/eight semesters), the NCAA Eligibility Center will only use those courses completed in your first four years/eight semesters of high school in your certification. You will still need to provide proof of graduation (once you graduate) and no courses taken after your eighth semester may be used in your certification.

In Division II, you are permitted to continue taking courses to count toward your certification until you enroll full-time at a two-year or four-year college, whether you graduate on time or not.

 

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What are my options if I am deemed a final nonqualifier?

 

Answer:

Click here for information on steps you can take as a nonqualifier for Division I.

Click here for information on steps you can take as a nonqualifier for Division II.

Contact the compliance office at the NCAA Division I or II school you are attending or plan to attend for guidance specific to your circumstances.

 

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I don't see my sport listed in the NCAA Eligibility Center registration application; why is that?

 

Answer:

Most likely the sport you are looking for is not offered as an NCAA championship sport and therefore you do not need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.

 

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Will coursework completed in the summer after the sixth semester be considered toward the NCAA Division I core-course progression (10/7) requirement?

 

Answer:

Yes. NCAA core courses completed in the summer after the sixth semester may be used to meet the core-course progression (10/7) requirement provided the approved course is completed prior to the start of the seventh semester. In some instances, the Eligibility Center may request documentation showing when the course was completed to confirm it was done prior to the first date of classes in the seventh semester.

 

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What do I have to do to be able to go on an official visit?

 

Answer:

In order to go on an official visit, you must complete your registration with the NCAA Eligibility Center, be on that NCAA Division I or II school's Institution Request List (IRL) and present the institution with a high school or college academic transcript. Make sure you communicate your NCAA ID number to the school(s) recruiting you.

 

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How can I change the date of birth on my account?

 

Answer:

If you incorrectly entered your date of birth, log in to your account and click on "Change my Account Information" on the left side of the screen. Scroll down and click on "Change Student's Date of Birth." Be sure to click "Continue" at the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

 

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How can I find my school's list of approved courses?

 

Answer:

You can find your high school's approved, denied and archived List of NCAA Courses here. You can search for your school by name, city or state.

 

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Why is it important to graduate with my class?

 

Answer:

If you plan to attend an NCAA Division I school, you must complete 16 core-courses in four consecutive academic years from the start of ninth grade. If you graduate high school early, you must still meet the NCAA's core-course requirements.

If you graduate high school on time and plan to attend a Division I school, you may complete one additional NCAA core-course within one year after graduating but prior to full-time collegiate enrollment. You may complete the additional core course at a school other than the high school from which you graduated, as long as the course appears on the school's List of NCAA Courses and an official transcript is provided from the new school with grade and credit for the additional core course.

If you plan to attend a Division II school, you must complete 16 NCAA core courses before you enroll full-time at a two-year or four-year college.

 

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What types of nontraditional courses can be used to satisfy NCAA core-course requirements?

 

Answer:

NCAA Bylaw 14.3.1.3.2 Nontraditional Courses states:

Courses taught via the Internet, distance learning, independent study, individualized instruction, correspondence and courses taught by similar means may be used to satisfy NCAA core-course requirements if all of the following conditions are satisfied:

  • The course meets all requirements for a core course as defined in Bylaw 14.3.1.2;
  • The instructor and the student have ongoing access to one another for purposes of teaching, evaluating and providing assistance to the student throughout the duration of the course;
  • The instructor and the student have regular interaction with one another for purporses of teaching, evaluating and providing assistance to the student throughout the duration of the course;
  • The student's work (e.g., exams, papers, assignments) is available for evaluation and validation;
  • Evaluation of the student's work is conducted by the appropriate academic authorities in accordance with the high school's established academic policies;
  • The course includes a defined time period for completion; and
  • The course is acceptable for any student and is placed on the high school transcript.

Click here to see a school's list of NCAA-approved core classes. Classes listed here have been approved based on the bylaws listed above.

 

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