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What academic documents are required for an international college-bound student-athlete?

Future student-athlete frequently asked questions

 

Answer:

International college-bound student athletes must submit official copies of their term-by-term transcripts (for years nine and up) in the native language. (If the academic documents are published in a language other than English, certified line-by-line English translations must also be submitted.) In many countries, year nine occurs prior to high school or upper secondary school. Please refer to the International Guide for specific details about when year nine commonly occurs in your country and the country-specific terms used to convey this level of education.

Starting with year nine, each school the student attended must submit official copies of the student’s transcripts to the Eligibility Center. Keep in mind that if a student has attended multiple schools since the initial start of year nine, the Eligibility Center will require each school to submit official copies of the student's transcripts to the Eligibility Center.    

Students must also submit official copies of acceptable proof of graduation, which is traditionally earned after secondary education. Please refer to the International Guide for details about which documents constitute proof of graduation. (If these documents are published in a language other than English, certified line-by-line English translations of these documents will also be required.)

Additional documentation may need to be submitted. Please monitor your task list and review the International Guide for more information about what may be required. All documents must be submitted to the NCAA Eligibility Center, as directed within the International Guide.

Please note the NCAA Eligibility Center cannot return documents. In instances where the student needs to retain their documents, we recommend the student works with the athletics compliance office at the NCAA institution they plan to attend so that this office can coordinate with the admissions and/or registrar’s office the eventual submission of official copies of these documents to the NCAA Eligibility Center.

Note: Please make sure all submitted documents include your name (as listed on your NCAA account) and your NCAA ID number.

 

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