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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 (www.ncaaclearinghouse.net) 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.