NCAA Eligibility Center

Your path to the student-athlete experience

What are the initial eligibility requirements?

  • Graduate from high school having met four year college requirements
  • Complete NCAA-approved courses
  • Earn at least the minimum required core-course (NCAA-approved courses) GPA (2.3)
  • Earn the required SAT and/or ACT sum score (scores/GPA needed is based on a sliding scale which can be found under the 'Resources' link at www.eligibilitycenter.org)

Steps to achieving eligibility: What should I do and when?
*Communicate with your school counselor and coaches*

Freshman Year

  • Start Planning NOW by working hard to earn the best grades possible.
  • Access and print your high school's list of approved NCAA courses:
  • Start working toward meeting high school graduation & four year college admission requirements.

Sophomore Year

  • Continue planning by working hard to earn the best grades possible.
  • At the start of your 10th grade year, register with the NCAA Eligibility Center by visiting: www.eligibilitycenter.org
  • Take the PSAT in the fall of your 10th grade year and register to take the ACT and/or SAT in the spring of your 10th grade year.
    • When you register for the ACT and/or SAT use the NCAA Eligibility Center Code "9999" as a score recipient.
  • If you get behind on course work you must catch up BEFORE your senior year.

Junior Year

  • Register to take the ACT and/or SAT again if you have not already. Be sure to use the NCAA Eligibility Center Code "9999" as a score recipient.
  • Double check to make sure you are taking courses approved on your high school's list of NCAA courses.
  • Request to have an official transcript sent to the NCAA Eligibility Center after completing your junior year.

Senior Year

  • Continue to take the SAT and/or ACT if needed.
  • Graduate ON-TIME (8 Semesters)
  • Visit the "My Planner" page on the Eligibility Center website to view your eligibility status and check for any missing information or documents.
  • Review your sports participation (amateurism), responses and request final amateurism certification beginning April 1 (for fall enrollees) or October 1 (for spring enrollees).
  • After graduation ask your high school counselor to send your final transcript with proof of graduation to the NCAA Eligibility Center.