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NCAA/NAIA Elgibility Requirements

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

The NCAA is the governing body of athletic programs at more than 1,200 colleges and universities, conferences and other organizations.

The NCAA Eligibility Center certifies the academic credentials of all students who want to play sports at a NCAA Division I, II or III institution as freshmen. In order to practice, compete and receive athletics scholarships, students need to meet certain academic benchmarks. Academic eligibility requirements are listed on the back.

How to Register:

It is the responsibility of the student to register with NCAA Eligibility Center by the beginning of his/her senior year. The Eligibility Center will evaluate a student’s academic credentials once the following information has been received:

Step 1: Create a certification account

Step 2: Fee payment ($80)

Step 3: SAT or ACT test scores on file from the respective testing agency

Step 4: Transcript(s) from all schools or programs attended

Submitting Transcripts & Test Scores:


Transcripts: By creating a certification account with the NCAA, you are authorizing each of the high schools you have attended to upload your transcript, proof of graduation, and other academic information to the Eligibility Center.

Test Scores: All test scores must be reported directly to the Eligibility Center from the ACT or SAT. Test scores cannot be taken off transcripts or from a student score report. When you register for the SAT or ACT, you can include the Eligibility Center code of 9999 so the test scores can be sent directly without an additional charge.

Registration Fee:


There is a $80 registration fee. Mr. Vann may waive the registration fee if you have previously qualified for and received a waiver for the ACT or SAT fee.

division 1 academic requirements

Minimum GPA and Test Scores

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National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

NAIA is the governing body for athletic programs for 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada.  NAIA colleges and universities are listed on the back.

NAIA Eligibility Requirements:

The NAIA Eligibility Center is responsible for determining the NAIA eligibility of first-time student-athletes.  Students must have their eligibility determined by the NAIA Eligibility Center, and all NAIA schools are bound by the center's decisions.

If you will graduate from high school this spring and enroll in college this coming fall, the requirements are simple. An entering freshman must:

 

  • Be a graduate of an accredited high school.Cabrillo is an accredited high school.
  • Plus two out of three of these requirements listed below:

 

1. Test Score

2. High School GPA

3. Class Rank

  • Achieve a minimum of 16 on the ACT or 860 on the SAT.
  • Achieve a minimum overall high school GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class.

 

How to Register:

You will need to create a personal profile with the basic facts about your academic history and sports participation.

Registration Fee:

There is a $80 registration fee. This is a one-time nonrefundable registration fee. Mr. Vann may waive the registration fee if you have previously qualified for and received a waiver for the ACT or SAT fee.

Official Test Scores:

All test scores must be reported directly to the Eligibility Center from the ACT or SAT. Test scores cannot be taken off transcripts or from a student score report. When you register for the SAT or ACT, you can include the Eligibility Center code of 9876 so the test scores can be sent directly without an additional charge.

 

For additional information, please visit the NAIA website at: www.playnaia.org or see Mr. Vann in the 500 building.