NCAA Athlete Requirements

  • Student-athletes seeking to play at Division I and II schools are subject to academic initial-eligibility standards, which take into account standardized test scores, number of core courses taken in high school and the grades earned in those core courses. In addition to NCAA requirements, they also must also meet the unique acceptance requirements of the university they plan to attend (those requirements may exceed NCAA standards).



    Important documents to help you understand the process of getting accepted into a university can be found here. Below are documents that will help you in the process of successfully completing the NCAA requirements:

    Division I Requirements

    Division II Requirements

Becoming an NCAA Athlete

  • 9th Grade

    • Student Asks counselor for a list of high school's core courses to ensure he/she takes the right classes

    10th Grade

    • Student registers with the NCAA Eligibility Center @

    11th Grade

    • Student checks with counselor to make sure he/she will graduate on time with all required NCAA core courses
    • Student takes the ACT or SAT, submitting his/her scores to the NCAA using code 9999
    • At the end of the year, counselor provides student's official transcript to NCAA Eligibilty Center

    12th Grade

    • Student finishes last NCAA core courses
    • Student takes the ACT or SAT again, if necessary, submitting his/her scores to the NCAA using code 9999
    • After April 1, student requests final amateurism certification decision from NCAA Eligibility Center
    • After graduation, counselro provides student's final official transcript with proof of graduation to the NCAA eligibility Center



NCAA Initial Eligbility Process

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