NCAA

NCAA Website Registration Checklist:

Take your first step to becoming an NCAA student-athlete at eligibilitycenter.org.

Choose from our two account types to get started:

1. Certification Account: You need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center to compete at an NCAA Division I or II school. You also need to be registered with a Certification Account before you can make official visits or sign a National Letter of Intent in Division I or II.

2. Profile Page: If you plan to compete at a Division III school or are currently unsure in which division you want to compete, create a Profile Page. If at any time you wish to pursue a Division I or II path, you will be able to transition to a Certification Account. For Certification Accounts, please allow between 30 to 45 minutes to register completely. If you need to exit and come back at a later time, you can save and exit once your account or profile is created. Reference the Help section located in the top task bar at any time to answer your questions as you work through registration.

Below is a list of items we recommend you have before beginning your registration with the NCAA Eligibility Center:

  • Valid Student Email You need a valid email address that you check regularly to register. This is important for updating prospective student-athletes about their account. For more information about accepted emails, please reference our FAQ.
  • Basic Student Personal Information This includes information such as your name, gender, date of birth, primary and secondary contact information, and address.
  • Basic Student Education History Please include details about all high schools or secondary schools you have attended in the United States or internationally, and additional programs you have attended.
  • Check if your school has a list of NCAA-approved courses.
  • Student Sports Participation History For Certification Accounts, this includes details for any expenses or awards you received, any teams you have practiced or played with or certain events in which you participated, including your high school team. It also includes information about any individuals who have advised you or marketed your skills in a particular sport. This information helps the Eligibility Center certify your amateur status when it is requested by an NCAA school.
  • Payment For Certification Accounts, nonrefundable registration fee for U.S., U.S. Territories* and Canadian students: $90 *U.S. Territories include American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. Nonrefundable registration fee for international students: $150 The NCAA Eligibility Center accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. For payment questions, look here. Some individuals may qualify to apply for a fee waiver.
  • NCAA is a trademark of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. For more information, please visit: www.NCAA.org/playcollegesports.

Test scores

When you register for the SAT or ACT, use the NCAA Eligibility Center code of 9999 so your scores are sent directly to the Eligibility Center from the testing agency. Test scores on transcripts will not be used in your academic certification.


How do I send my SAT or ACT scores to the NCAA Eligibility Center?

Future student-athlete frequently asked questions

Answer:

Students may take the ACT or the SAT an unlimited number of times prior to full-time collegiate enrollment. All ACT and SAT scores must be reported to the NCAA Eligibility Center. It is best for students to list the NCAA Eligibility Center as a score recipient at the time of exam registration to avoid additional fees . Please note only official test scores sent from the testing agency (ACT/SAT) are acceptable. Test scores on your high school transcript will not be used.

Here is the step-by-step process to have your test scores sent.

SAT Scores:

  1. Log on to the testing agency website at: https://sat.collegeboard.org/scores/send-sat-scores ;
  2. The code is "9999" to select the NCAA Eligibility Center as a score recipient (either during exam registration or after exam registration);
  3. After submitting the request, your official test scores will be sent to the NCAA Eligibility Center and the test score section of your account and your status report will be updated; and
  4. If you need additional assistance, you can contact College Board's customer service at 866/756-7346.

ACT Scores:

  1. Log on to the testing agency website at http://www.actstudent.org/scores/send/ ;
  2. The code is "9999" to select the NCAA Eligibility Center as a score recipient (either during exam registration or after exam registration);
  3. After submitting the request, your official test scores will be sent to the NCAA Eligibility Center and the test score section of your account and your status report will be updated; and
  4. If you need additional assistance, you can contact College Board's customer service at 319/337-1270