NCAA Eligibility

NCAA Eligibility FAQ

What is the NCAA Eligibility Center?

The NCAA Eligibility Center certifies the academic and amateur credentials of all college-bound student-athletes who wish to compete in NCAA Division I or II athletics.  To assist with this process, the NCAA Eligibility Center staff is eager to foster a cooperative environmentof education and partnership with high schools, high school coaches and college-bound student-athletes. Ultimately, the individual student-athlete is responsible for achieving and protecting his or her eligibility status.


Online Registration

The NCAA Eligibility Center has designed a website 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.  To register with the NCAA Eligibility Center,go online to and click the link to enter as an NCAA College-Bound Student-Athlete. To create an account, either click on the “New Account” button at the top right of the screen or the cell phone on the left side of the screen. Note: If you fail to submit all the documents required or if no NCAA school requests your eligibility status, your incomplete file will be discarded after five years, requiring you to pay a new fee if certification is requested after that time.

 Account Creation

You will need to provide a valid email address to create an account and begin the registration process. Be sure you provide an email address that will be active even after you complete high school.

About Me

In this section, you just need to pass along some quick facts about you
information such as your name, address, date of birth and gender.

My Coursework

You will need to enter the name and location of the high school you currently attend in this section. If you have attended more than one school (including summer school) during grades 9, 10, 11 or 12, you will need to have that information ready as well. List all schools you previously attended. Make sure to include 
all schools,regardless if you received grades or credits. If you attended ninth grade at a junior high school located in the same school system in which you later attended high school, do not list the ninth-grade school. You must also include information about whether you took any non traditional courses, including online or credit recovery. 



My Sport

In this section, you will select the sport(s) you plan to participate in at an NCAA Division I or II college or university. The NCAA Eligibility Center will also ask about the high school and/or club teams you have been a part of and events you have participated in during your high school career.



Your account will be eligible for processing once the registration fee has been paid (or submission of a fee waiver if you have been granted a waiver). You must pay online by debit, credit card or e-check.

Note: Effective September 1, 2012, the registration fee will increase to $70 for U.S., U.S. Territories and Canadian students (U.S.Territories include American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands); and $120 for all other international students.

You are eligible for a waiver of the registration fee only if you have already received a waiver of the SAT or ACT fee. (This is not the same as a U.S. state voucher.) You must have an authorized high school official submit your fee waiver documentation online after you have completed your registration. If you have not yet been granted a fee waiver by SAT or ACT,you are not yet eligible for a waiver of the NCAA Eligibility Center registration fee.


You should request for your high school counselor to send an official transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center after completing your junior year. If you have attended more than one high school or took courses from more than one program, the NCAA Eligibility Center needs an official transcript from all high school(s) or program(s) attended. The NCAA Eligibility Center does not accept grades from one high school or program transcribed on another high school’s transcript.  Sending transcripts through the mail can takea lot longer than you think, given the time it takes for mail to go from you to Indianapolis, Indiana and to the NCAA Eligibility Center office. Then, the processing of paper transcripts includes opening, stamping, coding, scanning, etc. E-transcripts are processed within 24-48 hours of receipt, which is more efficient for you.  Please note that the NCAA Eligibility Center does not accept faxed or emailed transcripts; however,it does accept e-transcripts.