Are you an athlete who is considering playing college athletics at the Division I or Division II level?
In order to practice, compete and receive an athletic scholarship during your first year at a DI or DII school, the NCAA Eligibility Center must certify you as eligible.
- If you are a freshman, you should check Mead High School's list of NCAA-approved courses at NCAA.org/courselist.
- As a sophomore, you should register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at eligibilitycenter.org
- As a junior, you should check with your counselor to make sure you are on track to complete the required number of NCAA-approved courses. Take the ACT or SAT and submit your scores to the NCAA Eligibility Center using code 9999. You need to be on track to graduate.
- As a senior - you should be completing their final NCAA core courses. Take the ACT or SAT AGAIN and submit your scores using code 9999.
For college enrollment in the fall, request your final amateurism certification beginning April 1.
Want to Play College Sports?
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.
And 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.
Want to play NCAA college sports? Check out this Recruiting Fact Sheet that highlights the three NCAA divisions to answer some initial questions.
College-bound student-athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or Division II school need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework.
- Division I Initial-Eligibility Toolkit
- Division II Initial-Eligibility Toolkit
- While playing sports at a Division III school does not require you to register with the Eligibility Center, there are still some important things you need to know.
Playing sports for an NCAA school is not your only option. Check out the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) or the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for other opportunities.