I want to play sports in college!
The advantages of competing in college sports are both immediate and lifelong. Participating in college sports provides opportunities to learn, compete and succeed. Student-athletes receive top-notch academic support, quality medical care and regular access to outstanding coaching, facilities and equipment. Student-athletes as a group graduate at higher rates than their peers in the general student body and feel better prepared for life after college (NCAA, 2018).
- Register for the NCAA Clearinghouse during your sophomore or junior year if you plan to play for Division I or II. This will allow you to start communicating your academic standing/records with prospective schools. This will also ensure you have the accurate information for what you need for athletics in college before you graduate.
- If you are planning to play Division III, you do NOT need to register with the Clearinghouse. These schools set their own admissions standards and do not necessarily align with the NCAA standards.
- Make sure you are taking the right courses! NCAA Division I &II require VERY specific courses. Check here for the list.
- Take the ACT and/or the SAT before June of your Junior year, and submit these scores directly to NCAA with code 9999.
The 2018-2019 NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student-Athlete is now online! Visit http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/CBSA19.pdf to check it out!
For more information on NCAA, please visit http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future or see your school counselor for more information.
NAIA Eligibility Center
- Register for the NAIA Eligibilty Center if you plan to play for an NAIA-affiliated school.
- Take the ACT and/or SAT before June of your Junior year, and submit these scores to NAIA directly with code 9876.
The NAIA Guidance for the College Bound Student is available online at https://www.playnaia.org/d/NAIA_GuidefortheCollegeBoundStudent.pdf.
Fore more information on NAIA, please visit https://www.playnaia.org/USHighSchool or see your scfhool counselor for more information.