NCAA – Your journey through the NCAA


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  • Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center;
  • Completely and accurately fill out the “Sports Participation” section during registration;
  • Request final amateurism certification promptly; and
  • Monitor tasks assigned to their account.

Academic minimums

  • Minimum 2.3 GPA for Division I;
  • 2.2 GPA for Division II in 16 Core Course

SAT and Act 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.

Setting up an NCAA Account and Completing Registration

  • The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) is the governing body of almost of college sports in the USA.
  • Register with them and send them a fair bit of information as they have a series of minimum requirements for you to be eligible to play.
  • The process is complicated, so start the process early to allow for things that don’t quite go to plan.
  • The first step to take in your NCAA experience is to complete an NCAA Eligibility Centre registration form.
  • By doing so, you will become certified by the NCAA—a status that will need to be achieved before visiting any Division I or II school.
  • We consider this crucial registration process as the first box to check. With this registration, you can compete as an NCAA athlete for any accredited college denoted as either Division I or II.
  • This registration process is not only the first mandatory responsibility of all prospective student-athletes, but it also opens the door to a vast array of resources to help you in your athletic and scholastic journey.
  • The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) is the governing body of almost of college sports in the USA.

Quick tips

  • Once you have decided that you want to become a student-athlete in your sport or sports, you must become eligible for a Division I or II college or university.
  • First, you must first set up an account by visiting
  • Here, you can decide between the two options of setting up a standard profile page or certification account
  • If you are unsure exactly which path you want to take to compete in a Division I, II, or III school, or you are thinking of Division III, creating a profile page will allow you find resources and guidance to help you make your decision on what is best for you.
  • If you already know that you want to compete for a Division I or II, completing a certification account is the step to take here. If you decide on shifting aspirations from Division III to Division I or II, a certification account is also mandatory.
  • Completing a certification account takes only about 30 to 45 minutes, but several important and mandatory pieces of information must be available in order to complete the form.
The Basics

Basic Student Personal Information and Educational History


Student Sports Participation History

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