The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a nonprofit organization. Its members are a diverse group and are located all over the country - including more than 1,200 colleges and universities, conferences and other organizations.
The NCAA national office:
- administers 23 sports and championships for those sports
- gives advice and support to members during the rules-making process
- enforces NCAA rules, which are made by the members of the NCAA
- oversees the distribution of money to member institutions.
There are three divisions of NCAA member schools: Division I, Division II, and Division III. Any school that is a member of the NCAA belongs to one of these divisions.
Select the link below to explore that Division.
Applying through the Eligibility Center is a process and the student athlete must be independent and self-sufficient in order to succeed. Student Athletes need to take responsibility for his or her own eligibility.
If you want to play College Sports you must register through the NCAA Eligibility Center.
Click HERE to check the NCAA High School Portal to see if the courses you completed in high school qualify for NCAA Eligibility.
The documents listed below can help you on your journey.
Explains initial-eligibility requirements for Division I and Division II including core credits, test scores (ACT/SAT), and grade point average.
Help assist you in monitoring your progress in meeting NCAA initial-eligibility standards.
Registration Checklist to help keep you on track with the NCAA eligibility determination process.
Details the requirements of "2.3 or Take a KNEE". Explains core GPA (not cumulative GPA), test score requirements, and high school course completion necessary to be eligible for play in college.
If you need more information, please contact your school counselor or the Secondary Education office at 301-759-2060.