NCAA Eligibility Center (formerly NCAA Clearing House)
Do you want to continue to compete in college athletics after high
school? In order to do so at any NCAA Division I or II
college/university you must register and be certified by the NCAA
Eligibility Center. You must apply and be approved prior to your
freshman year of college or you will not be allowed to be on the team or
to accept any athletic scholarships. It is recommended to apply to the NCAA Eligibility Center before the end of your 11th grade school year. Final certification will come after graduation.
What is the NCAA Eligibility Center?
The NCAA Eligibility Center was created to bring academic and
amateurism certifications together under one roof. Its purpose is to
ensure that college-bound student-athletes, as well as coaches and
administrators, understand the requirements to participate in NCAA
Divisions I and II athletics.
All incoming freshman who plan on attending any NCAA Division I or II
university MUST register with the NCAA Eligibility Center, meet all
academic and amateur requirements and be certified by the NCAA
What are the NCAA Eligibility Center standards I must meet?
The standards issued by the NCAA Eligibility Center are slightly
different for Division I and Division II but are based on the same four
- You must graduate from high school.
- You must successfully complete all core courses.
- You must have a minimum 2.000 GPA in core courses; and
- You must have a minimum qualifying score on the ACT or SAT.
For complete information, please click on the links listed below
NCAA Eligibility Information Brochure
NCAA Eligibility Center Quick Reference Guide
NCAA Eligibility Center Registration Website