In order to participate in a Division I or II sport on the collegiate level or be the recipient of an athletic scholarship from a Division I or II college, the NCAA must determine a student's eligibility. In order for this to happen, a student must register with the NCAA Eligibity Center, which will review a student's high school transcript and standardized test scores to make a determination about the student's ability to participate in college level athletics.
A few important things to remember when registering with the NCAA Eligibility Center:
• When taking the SAT's and ACT's, student-athletes must send their scores directly to the Eligibility Center. The code is 9999.
• Student-athletes should check the NCAA website for specific regulations regarding Division I and Division II athletes. The requirements are not the same for both.
• Registering with the Eligibility Center has a fee that needs to be paid at registration.
• Once a student registers, he/she must also request a transcript to be sent to the NCAA. Transcripts can be requested via Naviance. The student will also need request a final transcript to be sent to the college that he/she attends. This should be done once a deposit to the college is made and can be requested via Naviance.