Want to Play College Sports?

The advantages of competing in college sports are both immediate and lifelong. Participating in college sports provides opportunities to learn, compete and succeed. Student-athletes receive top-notch academic support, quality medical care and regular access to outstanding coaching, facilities and equipment.

And student-athletes as a group graduate at higher rates than their peers in the general student body and feel better prepared for life after college.

Want to play NCAA college sports? Check out this two-page resource that highlights the three NCAA divisions to answer some initial questions.

College-bound student-athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or Division II school need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework.

While playing sports at a Division III school does not require you to register with the Eligibility Center, there are still some important things you need to know. 

Playing sports for an NCAA school is not your only option. Check out the National Intercollegiate Athletics Association (NAIA) or the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for other opportunities.