• NCAA Eligibility Center

    Playing a sport in college? You will need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center

    • The timeline for student-athletes is often accelerated. The NCAA recommends that student-athletes register for eligibility at the beginning of their sophomore year in high school.  However, you can wait until the beginning of your junior year to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center, but there are disadvantages to waiting.  You must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center before going on an official visit and receiving an official scholarship offer.  
    • Website Registration Checklist
    • Take your first step to becoming an NCAA student-athlete at eligibilitycenter.org. Choose from our two account types to get started:
    • Certification Account: You need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center to compete at an NCAA Division I or II school. You also need to be registered with a Certification Account before you can make official visits or sign a National Letter of Intent in Division I or II.
    • Profile Page: If you plan to compete at a Division III school or are currently unsure in which division you want to compete, create a Profile Page. If at any time, you wish to pursue a Division I or II path, you will be able to transition to a Certification Account.
    • For Certification Accounts, please allow between 30 to 45 minutes to register completely. If you need to exit and come back at a later time, you can save and exit once your account or profile is created. Reference the Help section located in the top task bar at any time to answer your questions as you work through registration.
    • Below is a list of items we recommend you have before beginning your registration with the NCAA Eligibility Center:
    • Valid Student Email: You need a valid email address that you check regularly to register. This is important for updating prospective student-athletes about their account. For more information about accepted emails, please reference our FAQ.
    • Basic Student Personal Information: This includes information such as your name, gender, date of birth, primary and secondary contact information, and address.
    • Basic Student Education History: Please include details about all high schools or secondary schools you have attended in the United States or internationally, and additional programs you have attended. Check if your school has a list of NCAA-approved courses.
    • Student Sports Participation History: For Certification Accounts, this includes details for any expenses or awards you received, any teams you have practiced or played with or certain events in which you participated outside of the traditional high school season. It also includes information about any individuals who have advised you or marketed your skills in a particular sport. This information helps the Eligibility Center certify your amateur status when it is requested by an NCAA school.
    • Payment: For Certification Accounts, nonrefundable registration fee for U.S., U.S. Territories* and Canadian students: $90  *U.S. Territories include American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
    • Nonrefundable registration fee for international students: $150
    • The NCAA Eligibility Center accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. For payment questions, look here. Some individuals may qualify to apply for a fee waiver.
    • Next Steps: Stay on track in high school and understand these quick tips to help in your eligibility process.
    • For more information, please visit: NCAA Eligibility Center

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    D2 Requirement Fact Sheet