Initial-eligibility standards help ensure you are prepared to succeed in college. The eligibility process also protects the fairness and integrity of college sports by ensuring student-athletes are amateurs. If you want to practice, compete and receive an athletics scholarship during your first year at a Division I or II school, the NCAA Eligibility Center must certify you as eligible.
To study and compete at a Division I or II school, you must earn 16 NCAA-approved core-course credits, earn a corresponding test score that matches your core-course grade-point average (GPA), and submit your final transcript with proof of graduation to the Eligibility Center.
Join the NCAA Eligibility Center on Wednesday, December 14 from 6-7 p.m. Eastern time for a webinar for college-bound student-athletes and families. The discussion will include review of the most recent COVID-19 automatic waiver relief. We’ll also go over requirements you must meet to pursue your dreams of studying and competing at an NCAA Division I, II or III school. Click here to register.