• Student-Athlete and Families Webinar

    Student-Athlete and Families Webinar
    The Eligibility Center is hosting a webinar for our college-bound student-athletes and their families on Wednesday, May 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. EST! "Are you a student-athlete dreaming of playing your sport at the NCAA level? Join this webinar to better understand the requirements and how to prepare for NCAA certification. The NCAA Eligibility Center staff will walk you through what you need to do to compete at the NCAA Division I, II or III level. Staff will be answering questions live during the presentation, so come prepared to learn how to take your game to the next level!"
    Click here to register. 
    Want to Play College Sports? As a student-athlete moves semester by semester toward their dreams of collegiate play, initial-eligibility standards help ensure they are prepared to succeed in college. It's vital student-athletes plan ahead and take their high school classes seriously. Student-athletes are encouraged to use this high school timeline as a way to stay on track for meeting NCAA initial-eligibility requirements.

    The Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete is NCAA's most comprehensive student resource.

    The NCAA Initial-Eligibility Brochure provides a general overview of the NCAA Eligibility Center requirements. Students can learn which NCAA division may be right for them by comparing the three NCAA divisions.
    Initial-Eligibility PowerPoint Presentation


    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. Registration tutorial

    When student-athletes decide to study and compete at the NCAA Division I or II level, they must have a Certification account, which enables them to be certified by the Eligibility Center once they are on an IRL. Certification ensures they are ready to play when they get to campus. For students with a free Profile Page account, they can simply transition to a Certification account at any time. Click here to learn how students can transition their Eligibility Center account. (Students without a free Profile Page can create a Certification account. A free Profile Page account is not necessary to create a Certification account.) *Please note that a student-athlete should not have more than one Eligibility Center account. If they already have a Profile Page account, transition that account and do not create a new Certification account.

    Click here for a checklist students can use during the registration process.


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    Quick Facts about NCAA Eligibility

    NCAA Priorities

    Academics - Providing opportunities to earn a college degree is at the heart of our mission. Student-athlete graduation rates are the highest ever, at 80% earning degrees.

    Well-Being - We were founded to keep college sports safe. Today, we work hard to promote safety, excellence, and physical and mental well-being for student-athletes.

    Fairness - All college athletes deserve a fair shot. We focus on respect, integrity and responsibility, both on and off the field, so that college sports prepare student-athletes for life.}

    Because NCAA believes success in the classroom is just as important as winning on the field, they have standards to ensure student-athletes make progress toward a degree – There are set separate standards that reflect the philosophies and goals of each division. https://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/current/staying-track-graduate

    A student must be enrolled, attending classes, and be a student in good standing, in a minimum of 12 credit hours at the time of participation. Courses below “100” in the number system and repeated courses do not count toward satisfying the “normal progress” rule.  See example… https://catalog.csp.edu/university-information/ncaa-eligibility/ncaa-eligibility.pdf

    Parents and our student-athletes can also keep up-to-date on Division I and II initial-eligibility requirements, compliance deadlines, recruiting terms and test dates by following NCAA on Twitter and Instagram. Parents are invited to like the NCAA Facebook page for additional information.