skip to main content

Special Information for Athletes

Special Information for Athletes


If you want to play sports in college on an athletic scholarship, you need to start planning your junior year of high school.  There are many regulations and conditions you need to know ahead of time so that you don't miss possible opportunities.
 
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) establishes rules on eligibility, recruiting, and financial aid for most college athletic programs.  Colleges are members of one of the NCAA's three membership divisions (Division I, II, or III) according to the size and scope of their athletic programs and whether they provide athletic scholarships.
 
Steps for Division I and Division II Freshman Athletes
If you wish to participate in NCAA Division I or II athletics, you need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center (www.eligibilitycenter.org). You need to qualify academically and you will also need to be cleared as an amateur student-athlete.  You, the student, are responsible for achieving and protecting your eligibility status!
 
Step 1: Take the Core Curriculum:
-Check with the Guidance Department to make sure your are taking classes that meet the NCAA coure course requirements.
Step 2: Take the SAT or ACT:
- Take the SAT I or ACT Assessment as a junior.
- Make sure the NCAA Eligibility Center receives your SAT or ACT score reports by entering the specific code (9999) printed in the SAT and/or ACT registration forms. 
Step 3: Submit your Official High School Transcript:
- Fill out a Transcript Request Form available from the Guidance Office and have it sent to the NCAA Eligibility Center at the beginning of your senior year. 
Step 4: Register On-line (www.eligibilitycenter.org/):
- Complete the NCAA Eligibility Application.
- There is a fee charged by the NCAA for this application.
 
What Happens Next?
- The NCAA Eligibility Center personnel will validate your application and determine your initial eligibility. 
- Colleges will request information from the Eligibility Center on the initial eligibility of prospective student-athletes. 
- The Eligibility Center will make a certification decision and report it directly to the college. 
 

ADA Compliance Errors 0