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NCAA Eligibility Center

 

NCAA initial-eligibility standards help ensure you are prepared to succeed in the first year of college. The eligibility process also protects the fairness and integrity of college sports by ensuring student-athletes are amateurs. If you want to practice, compete and receive an athletics scholarship during your first year at a Division I or II school, the NCAA Eligibility Center must certify you as eligible. You need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at www.eligibilitycenter.org . You should plan to register during your sophomore year of high school.



The NCAA Eligibility Center has designed eligibilitycenter.org with you, the student-athlete, in mind. This is where you will find the tools and information you need to begin your college experience as a student-athlete. Allow at least 45 minutes to register completely. If you need to exit and return at a later time, you can save and exit once your account has been created.  Beginning Sept. 1, 2016, the registration fee will be $80 for students in the United States, U.S. territories and Canadian students (U.S. territories include American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands); and $135 for all other international students. All fees are nonrefundable once you have successfully registered.

 

 

 

NCAA Initial Eligibility Brochure:

 

http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/1718_Initial-Eligibility_Brochure.pdf