NCAA Initial-Eligibility Standards

Please read through these eligibility standards if you hope to play sports in college.

The NCAA’s initial-eligibility academic standards are changing for student-athletes enrolling at an NCAA Division I university on or after August 1, 2016? A brief summary of the changes can be found here.

Please review the Initial-Eligibility Resource Index, a new electronic tool that contains links to the NCAA Eligibility Center’s resources and presentations free of charge.

Key Reminders

i. Additional high school-specific resources are available on the High School Portal Resources page. The NCAA Eligibility Center receives thousands of calls each year regarding hard copy transcript receipt due to the two- to three-week processing time needed to mail, log, scan, and post transcripts to student accounts. You are strongly encouraged to submit transcripts through one of the approved e-transcript providers (Docufide/Parchment, Scrip Safe, ConnectEDU, National Transcript Center/Pearson Edustructure, USMO ET, and XAP) as these transcripts usually appear in student accounts within 48 hours.

ii. Please verify that your school’s List of NCAA Courses is up to date by logging into your account within the High School Portal. This will help ensure that courses taken by your students can be matched to their transcript during the final academic certification process.