• want to play college sports?

     

    High School Timeline

     

    9th Grade - Freshman

    • If you haven’t yet, register for a free Profile Page account at eligibilitycenter.org for information on NCAA initial-eligibility requirements.
    • Use NCAA Research’s interactive map to help locate NCAA schools you’re interested in attending.
    • Find your high school’s list of NCAA-approved core courses at eligibilitycenter.org/courselist to ensure you’re taking the right courses, and earn the best grades possible!

     


     

    10th Grade - Sophomore

    • If you’re being actively recruited by an NCAA school and have a Profile Page account, transition it to the required certification account.
    • Monitor the task list in your NCAA Eligibility Center account for next steps.
    • At the end of the school year, ask your high school counselor from each school you attend to upload an official transcript to your Eligibility Center account.
    • If you fall behind academically, ask your high school counselor for help finding approved courses you can take.

     


     

    11th Grade - Junior

    • Ensure your sports participation information is correct in your Eligibility Center account.
    • Check with your high school counselor to make sure you’re on track to complete the required number of NCAA-approved core courses and graduate on time with your class.
    • Share your NCAA ID with NCAA schools recruiting you so each school can place you on its institutional request list.
    • At the end of the school year, ask your high school counselor from each school you attend to upload an official transcript to your Eligibility Center account.

     


     

    12th Grade - Senior

    • Request your final amateurism certification beginning April 1 (fall enrollees) or Oct. 1 (winter/spring enrollees) in your Eligibility Center account at eligibilitycenter.org.
    • Apply and be accepted to the NCAA school you plan to attend.
    • Complete your final NCAA-approved core courses as you prepare for graduation.
    • After you graduate, ask your high school counselor to upload your final official transcript with proof of graduation to your Eligibility Center account.