NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a member-led organization dedicated to the well-being and lifelong success of college athletes. To be successful in college, students need to be prepared for college coursework. In Division I and Division II, the NCAA sets academic initial-eligibility standards that take into account GPA, standardized test scores, core courses taken in high school and the grades earned in those core courses. Division III schools hold student-athletes to the same overall standards for the institution in which they’re enrolling.
Before you can be certified to compete at a Division I or II school, the student athlete needs to register with the NCAA. You will need to provide your academic history, sports experiences, standardized test scores, high school transcripts and your request for final amateurism certification. There is an $80 FEE to register.
The NCAA Student athletes who plan to compete at a Division III school or are not yet sure where they want to compete are not required to become certified. The NCAA does give you the opoortunity to create a FREE profile page, recieve an NCAA ID, as well as important reminders as you complete high school.