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Initial-eligibility status terms

Once the NCAA Eligibility Center completes your academic and amateur certifications, you will receive an academic status for Division I, an academic status for Division II and an amateur status for each sport you selected.

Academic terms

Automatic waiver approved: You are immediately eligible to receive an athletics scholarship, and practice and compete with your team during your first year of full-time college enrollment. Contact your college’s compliance department for details.

Early academic qualifier: You are immediately eligible to receive an athletics scholarship and practice and compete with your team during your first year of full-time college enrollment. Contact your college’s compliance department for details.

Final nonqualifier: You may not practice or compete with your team or receive an athletics scholarship during your first year of full-time college enrollment.

Final partial qualifier: For student-athletes at Division II schools. You may practice with your team at its home facility and receive an athletics scholarship during your first year of full-time college enrollment but you may not compete.

Final Qualifier: You are academically eligible to practice, compete and receive an athletics scholarship during your first year of full-time college enrollment.

HS decision pending: The NCAA Eligibility Center is reviewing an issue related to your high school.

In process: The NCAA Eligibility Center is reviewing your case. Usually, cases remain in process for no more than two business days.

Academic redshirt: For student-athletes who enroll at a Division I school after Aug. 1, 2016. You may practice with your team during your first semester of full-time college enrollment and receive an athletics scholarship during your first year of full-time college enrollment but you may not compete during your first year of full-time college enrollment.

Secondary review: The NCAA Eligibility Center is reviewing specific situations related to your case. Cases usually remain in secondary review for no more than five business days.

Under review: The NCAA Eligibility Center is reviewing a unique academic situation related to your case.

Waiver approved: The NCAA Eligibility Center has approved an initial-eligibility waiver submitted on your behalf. Contact your college’s compliance department for details.

Waiver denied: The NCAA Eligibility Center has denied an initial-eligibility waiver submitted on your behalf. Contact your college’s compliance department for details.

Waiver partially approved (athletics aid only): The NCAA Eligibility Center has partially approved an initial-eligibility waiver submitted on your behalf so that you may receive an athletics scholarship during your first year of full-time college enrollment. Contact your college’s compliance department for details.

Waiver partially approved (aid and practice): The NCAA Eligibility Center has partially approved an initial-eligibility waiver submitted on your behalf so you may receive an athletics scholarship and practice with your team during your first year of full-time college enrollment. You may not compete during your first year of full-time college enrollment Contact your college’s compliance department for details.

Amateurism terms

Final certified: The NCAA Eligibility Center has decided you meet amateurism standards. Your case may need to be reviewed for academic issues before you are eligible to practice, compete or receive an athletics scholarship.

Final certified with conditions: You must fulfill certain conditions to be eligible to compete.

Final not certified: You may not practice, compete or receive an athletics scholarship in the division to which the school you applied belongs.

Incomplete web entry: You did not complete your registration. Return to My Planner to see which pages need to be completed.

Not applicable: An amateurism certification is not required for this sport for this division.

Pending review: The NCAA Eligibility Center is reviewing your case.

Preliminary certified: Your amateur status has been certified and no further review is required at this time.

Preliminary certified with conditions: You must fulfill certain conditions to be eligible to compete.

Preliminary not certified: You may not practice, compete or receive an athletics scholarship in the division to which the school you applied belongs.

Suspended review: Your case is no longer being reviewed because you are not currently being recruited by a Division I or II school.