College Athletic Eligibility

NCAA Athletic Eligibility -

All students planning to enroll in college as a freshman and wanting to participate in Division I or Division

II athletics must be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center (formerly called the NCAA Clearinghouse).

The Eligibility Center was established to ensure consistent application of NCAA initial-eligibility

requirements for all prospective student athletes at all member institutions. It is the responsibility of the

prospective student athlete to make sure the Eligibility Center has the documents it needs to certify

his/her eligibility.


NAIA Athletic

The NAIA Eligibility Center is responsible for determining the NAIA eligibility of first-time student

athletes. Any student playing NAIA sports for the first time must meet the eligibility requirements.

Students must have their eligibility determined by the NAIA Eligibility Center, and all NAIA schools are

bound by the center’s decisions. High school seniors who wish to participate at an NAIA school need to

register at:



The purpose of this corporation shall be to promote and foster junior college athletics on intersectional and national levels so that results will be consistent with the total educational program of its members.