Prospective NCAA Student Athlete
DO YOU PLAN TO PLAY SPORTS IN COLLEGE?
You must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Here is how:
1. You must meet the academic standards of the Division School that you plan on attending. For a list of the qualifiers see your high school counselor or Athletic Director.
2. Go online to www.eligibilitycenter.org and click the link to enter at an NCAA College-Bound Student-Athlete.
3. To create an account, either click on the “New Account” button at the top right of the screen or the cell phone on the left side of the screen. Then follow the below instructions to complete registration.
Note: If you fail to submit all the documents required or if no NCAA school requests your eligibility status, your incomplete file will be discarded after five years, requiring you to pay a new fee if certification is requested after that time.
You will need to provide a valid email address to create an account and begin the registration process. Be sure you provide an email address that will be active even after you complete high school.
In this section, you just need to pass along some quick facts about you—information such as your name, address, date of birth and gender.
You will need to enter the name and location of the high school you currently attend in this section. If you have attended more than one school (including summer school) during grades nine, 10, 11 or 12, you will need to have that information ready as well. List all schools you previously attended. Make sure to include all schools, whether you received grades or credits. If you attended ninth grade at a junior high school located in the same school system in which you later attended high school, do not list the ninth-grade school.
In this section, you will select the sport(s) you plan to participate in at an NCAA Division I or II college or university. The NCAA Eligibility Center will also ask about the high school and/or club teams you have been a part of and events you have participated in during your high school career.
Your account will be eligible for processing once the registration fee of $65 for U.S. students or $95 for international students has been paid (or submission of a fee waiver if you have been granted a waiver). You must pay online by debit, credit card or e-check. You are eligible for a waiver of the registration fee only if you have already received a waiver of the SAT or ACT fee. (This is not the same as a U.S. state voucher.) You must have an authorized high school official submit your fee waiver documentation online after you have completed your registration. If you have not yet been granted a fee waiver by SAT or ACT, you are not yet eligible for a waiver of the NCAA Eligibility Center registration fee.
If you have any further questions please see the Athletic Director or High School Counselor.
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