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College Information for Athletes


NCAA Eligibility Center


Prospective student-athletes must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse in order for eligibility to be determined. Students should register online at  NCAA Eligibility Center Online. The student must complete a Clearinghouse registration form  along with a registration fee.  After completing the registration form the student must notify his/her school counselor.  The counselor will send a transcript to the Eligibility Center.  If official test scores appear on the transcript, they need not be sent separately.  If they do not, the student must request additional score reports to be sent to the Eligibility Center. To do so, simply designate the NCAA Eligibility Center as a score recipient on the test registration form by filling in code 9999 in the section on college and scholarship codes.

Academic Requirements for Those Entering College 2008 and Later


In order for a student-athlete enrolling in a Division I institution as an entering freshman to be qualified to participate in intercollegiate athletics and be eligible for financial aid, practice, and competition, he/she must meet the following academic requirements [NCAA Bylaw]:


A cumulative grade point average and SAT based on a sliding scale in at least 16 academic core courses, including at least the following:

English                                               4 years

Mathematics                                        3 years

(Algebra I or higher)

Social Science                                      2 years

Natural or physical science  2 years

(Including at least one laboratory course, if offered by the high school)

Additional core courses                         4 years

(In any of the above areas or foreign language, nondoctrinal religion,

   or philosophy)

                   Additional year of English, Math or Natural/

                   Physical Science                                     1 year


NCAA Glossary of Terms:

 Contact: a face to face encounter between a prospect, the prospect’s parents/guardians and an institutional staff member in which dialogue occurs in excess of a greeting.

 Evaluation: off campus activity designed to assess the academic qualifications or athletic ability of a prospect.  Including any visit to the prospect’s educational institution or the observation of any practice at any site.  

Official Visit: a visit financed in whole or in part by a Division I or II NCAA member institution.  Prospects are limited to 5 Official Visits.  Transcript must be on campuses prior to visit.

 Unofficial Visit: a visit made at the prospect’s own expense.  Once meals or entertainment is paid for, the visit is then declared “Official.”

 Telephone Calls: calls may not be made to prospects prior to July 1 following the completion of his/her junior year; thereafter, staff members shall not make such telephone calls more than once per week.  

 National Letter of Intent: official document administered by the Collegiate Commissioners Assoc. and utilized by subscribing member institutions to establish the commitment of a prospect to attend a particular institution.

 Home Visit: conducted during the fall or spring contact periods.  Allows ‘in person’ interaction between prospective student-athlete, parents/guardians, and institution’s coaching staff.  





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                       academic, career and social/emotional growth toward lifelong success and effective, responsible citizenship for a diverse and changing world.