Future Student-Athlete

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...

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How to Register

If you want to play NCAA sports at a Division I or II school, you need to register for a Certification Account with the NCAA Eligibility Center. College-bound student-athletes in Division III can also create a Profile Page to receive...

Nontraditional Courses

Nontraditional courses are classes taught online or through distance learning, independent study, individualized instruction or correspondence methods. Find out if your program has a list of NCAA courses Read answers to frequently-asked...

Home School Students

If you want to play NCAA sports at a Division I or II school, you need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center if you were home schooled for any part of high school. If you are planning to attend a Division III school, you do not need...

Transcripts

High school counselors will need to submit either a six-semester or final official transcript for student-athletes registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Please note that by agreeing to the NCAA Eligibility Center's Terms and...

Scholarships

NCAA Divisions I and II schools provide more than $2.9 billion in athletics scholarships annually to more than 150,000 student-athletes. Division III schools do not offer athletics scholarships. Only about two-percent of high school...

Core Courses

NCAA schools require college-bound student-athletes to build a foundation of high school courses to prepare them for the academic expectations in college. Find your high school’s list of NCAA core courses Learn more about Division I...

Amateurism

When you register with the NCAA Eligibility Center, you will be asked a series of questions about your sports participation to determine your amateur status. More than 90 percent of student-athletes who register are automatically certified...

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