The NCAA Eligibility Center has launched a new website at  NCAA.org/playcollegesports to help high school student-athletes successfully transition to college. The enhanced online content gives student-athletes and counselors a broad look at the initial-eligibility process and detailed information about common eligibility situations.

    The new content is part of the NCAA Eligibility Center’s continuing response to customer requests for key pieces of information student-athletes should know as they consider college. Student-athletes are guided through current and upcoming initial-eligibility requirements, recruiting guidelines, and timelines for staying on track in high school. Additional webpages address initial-eligibility situations unique to international, home-school and non-traditional students.

    A wide range of frequently-asked questions addressing issues from academic and amateurism eligibility to high school and core-course review are easily searchable and will be expanded in the future.

    New online content for high school staff and member institution staff at NCAA.org/eligibilitycenter provides immediate access to eligibility printouts, videos and tutorials. 

    Guide for College Bound Athletes

    NCAA Division I Sports initial eligibility are changing… If you do not take the required courses or earn the required grades in high school, you will NOT make it off the bench in college.

    Division I Information

    Division II Information

    The NCAA Purpose:
    To govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner, and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount.
    How to navigate the website/registration process:
    Registering for SAT and/or ACT:
    When registering for the SAT and or ACT, please make sure you send scores to NCAA if you plan to play collegiate sports. The code for NCAA is 9999.
    Fee Waivers:
    Please check with your School Counselor to see if you are eligible for a fee waiver.
    SAT/ACT & GPA Criteria:
    Sending Transcripts:
    Please make sure you send a preliminary transcript to NCAA at the end of your junior year and a final transcript at the end of senior year.
Last Modified on August 19, 2022