College Athletes

  • High School Timeline

    9th grade

    • Start planning now! Take the right courses and earn the best grades possible.
    • Find your high school’s list of NCAA-approved core courses at eligibilitycenter.org/courselist.
    • Sign up for a free Profile Page at eligibilitycenter.org for information on NCAA requirements.

    10th grade

    • If you fall behind academically, ask your counselor for help finding approved courses you can take.
    • Register for a Profile Page or Certification Account with the NCAA Eligibility Center at eligibilitycenter.org.
    • Monitor your Eligibility Center account for next steps.
    • At the end of the year, ask your counselor at each high school or program you attended to upload your official transcript to your NCAA Eligibility Center account.

    11th grade

    • Check with your counselor to make sure you are on track to complete the required number of NCAA-approved courses and graduate on time with your class.
    • Take the ACT or SAT and submit your scores to the NCAA Eligibility Center using code 9999.
    • Ensure your sports participation information is correct in your Eligibility Center account.
    • At the end of the year, ask your counselor at each high school or program you attended to upload your official transcript to your NCAA Eligibility Center account.

    12th grade

    • Complete your final NCAA-approved core courses as you prepare for graduation.
    • Take the ACT or SAT again, if necessary, and submit your scores to the NCAA Eligibility Center using code 9999.
    • Request your final amateurism certification beginning April 1 (fall enrollees) or Oct. 1 (winter/spring enrollees) in your NCAA Eligibility Center account at eligibilitycenter.org.
    • After you graduate, ask your counselor to upload your final official transcript with proof of graduation to your NCAA Eligibility Center account.
    • Reminder: Only students on an NCAA Division I or II school’s institutional request list will receive a certification.
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  • Student Guide

    College Bound Student Athlete Guide

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