What is the NCAA Eligibility Center?
The NCAA Initial-Eligibility Center is an organization that determines a student’s eligibility for athletics participation in Division I or Division II sports during the first year of college enrollment.
Students who want to participate in college sports during their first year of enrollment in college must register with the NCAA after speaking with their current coach about the athletic opportunities available to them.
The NCAA will determine the eligibility of all freshman and transfer prospective student-athletes for initial participation at an NCAA Division I or II member institution. In Division III, certification of an individual’s amateurism status is completed by each institution, not the NCAA. You do not need to register with the NCAA for Division III athletics.
When should I register with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Register for the NCAA preferably during your sophomore or junior year of high school. The athletics participation section should be updated regularly.
How do I register with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
To register with the NCAA you need to go online to the Eligibility Center . From there, you will be able to create an account for the NCAA Division level you wish to play.
When Registering for Classes: Each year when student-athletes register for classes, they must meet with the NCAA Coordinator at McDevitt in order to ensure they are taking classes that are approved by the NCAA. Each student should schedule a meeting with Coach Jeff Weachter (firstname.lastname@example.org) early on in the course registration process.
Send SAT/ACT Scores: All SAT and ACT test scores must be reported to the NCAA directly from the testing agency. When registering for the SATs or ACTs, input the clearinghouse code of 9999 to make sure that scores are reported directly to the clearinghouse.
Send High School Transcript: Send an official transcript to the Eligibility Center . If you have attended more than one high school, the Eligibility Center will need official transcripts from all high schools attended. (The Eligibility Center does NOT accept faxed transcripts or test scores.)
Final Transcripts: Following graduation, request final transcripts be sent to the NCAA. They will need a transcript with proof of graduation.