If your kids are interested in competing in NCAA sports, it’s time to learn about the college admissions process for athletes.
Register for an NCAA Eligibility Center Account
Students who want to compete in NCAA Sports must first register and create an account with the NCAA Eligibility Center (formerly the Clearinghouse). Plan to register prior to freshman year of high school.
There are three types of accounts. Select the account based suited to the student’s situation:
- Free Profile account for (i) middle school and older students who are interested in college athletics, (ii) students who are still deciding on an NCAA division, (iii) Division III level athletes, or (iv) NCAA-certified non-scholastic basketball players.
- Amateurism-Only certification account for international college-bound first-year and transfer students who will compete at an NCAA Division III school
- Academic and Amateurism certification is the most common account and is appropriate for future NCAA student athletes who (i) compete at an NCAA Division I or Division II school, (ii) take an official visit, and (iii) sign a National Letter of Intent to attend the school.
Students who are enrolling for the first time at an NCAA Division I or Division II school should speak with the compliance staff at the school to confirm which NCAA account is right for them.