COLLEGE ATHLETICS ELIGIBILITY
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NCAA)
Any student who intends to participate in college athletics at the NCAA Division I or Division II levels must meet initial eligibility requirements through their high school coursework and test scores. These requirements include Core Courses, ACT or SAT Scores, and Grade Point Average.
2016 Changes to Eligibility Requirements
GRADE POINT AVERAGE
Go to www.eligibilitycenter.org and complete the Student Release Form Sections and pay the application fee. Prospective student-athletes must also send their HS transcript to the eligibility center at the end of their junior year. A final transcript must also be sent after graduation to confirm eligibility requirement completion.
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
The NAIA is another collegiate athletic association in the United States and Canada. As of recently, any student who intends to participate in college athletics at a NAIA affiliated school must register and meet initial eligibility requirements. These requirements are different than the NCAA Division I and Division II requirements.
NAIA FRESHMEN ELIGIBILITY
Go to www.playnaia.org to register and pay the application fee. Prospective NAIA student-athletes need to submit a final transcript to the NAIA eligibility center to confirm requirement completion.
National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
The NJCAA is the corporation that promotes and fosters junior college athletics on intersectional and national levels. It consists of 525 community college member institutions. As with the other athletic associations, the NJCAA does have rules of eligibility.
How do I determing my NJCAA eligibility?
As stated from the NJCAA website, "Due to the unique academic and athletic situation of each individual and the complexity of the NJCAA eligibility rules, it is recommended that each potential student athlete discuss their athletic eligibility with the athletic personnel at the NJCAA college that they have chosen to attend. Should the athletic staff have any questions in determining an individual's eligibility, the college may contact the NJCAA National Office for assistance."
Go to www.njcaa.org/ for more information and to see affiliated member schools.