Counseling Department
All the information and links you need to participate in Division I or II College Athletics

Athletes who are interested in participating in a Division I or II intercollegiate sport must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse.  To register with the Clearinghouse, fill out the online form at the Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse web site ( or call the NCAA publications hotline at 800/638-3731 and ask for a free copy of the Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete which contains the registration forms and a Clearinghouse brochure. This guide can also be viewed online in the Student-Athlete Eligibility and Recruiting section. 

Once registered a copy of your transcript will be sent to NCAA automatically, however you must request test scores (SAT, ACT, etc.) be sent to them.  There are specific GPA and SAT/ACT guidelines that need to be met for NCAA eligibility.  These criteria are explained in the Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete.  Please keep in mind that NCAA does not acknowledge credits earned in middle school.   

The following requirements affect prospective college-bound athletes in order to be eligible to compete in college as a freshman at the Division I or Division II level:

  • Student athletes must now complete 16 NCAA approved core course credits to qualify for Division I and II athletics and meet the "sliding scale" for eligibility.
  • The sliding scale or qualifier index is a minimum 2.0 core GPA with at least a 1010 SAT or 86 ACT sum score (Division I), or at least a 3.55 core GPA or higher with a minimum 400 SAT or 37 ACT sum score (Division I only).
  • You must meet all of the NCAA requirements to become a full qualifier or you will be a non-qualifier (academic redshirt has been added for Division I only beginning with the 2016 class)
  • Register with the Eligibility Center during your Junior year so when you take the SAT or ACT those scores can be sent directly to the Eligibility Center.
  • New eligibility requirements will go into effect for Division I beginning with the high school graduating class of 2016.