If you are an athlete who is considering playing at a Division I, Division II, Division III or are undecided, you must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center as well as meet academic eligibility standards in regards to your high school curriculum, GPA, and ACT scores. It is also very important to notify your counselor that you are interested in playing college level athletics. Your high school counselor can help you make sure you are enrolled in approved courses each year during high school. Use this checklist to make sure you have all the required information ready to enter.
In January 2023, NCAA Divisions I and II adopted legislation to remove standardized test scores from initial-eligibility requirements for all student-athletes who initially enroll full time on or after August 1, 2023. Check with the NCAA school you plan to attend regarding whether standardized test scores are necessary for admission or scholarship requirements. For more information, click here.
The 23-24 Guide for the College- Bound Student Athlete is another great resource for prospective student athletes.
Any student interested in playing sports at a NAIA college (Division III) will need to register with NAIA and have their eligibility to play determined.