Academic Requirements for Collegiate Sports
If you are a student interested in playing sports in college, you need to register with the NAIA and/or NCAA for eligibility.
All students who wish to participate in athletics at a NAIA member institution will need to be certified by the NAIA Eligibility Center to qualify academically and be cleared as an eligible student-athlete for competition. For more information and to start the process, go to their website at www.PlayNAIA.org.
The NCAA Eligibility Center will certify the academic and amateur credentials of all college-bound student-athletes who wish to compete in NCAA Division I or II athletics. To assist with this process, the Eligibility Center staff fosters a cooperative environment of education and partnership with high schools, high school coaches and college-bound student-athletes. Ultimately, the individual student-athlete is responsible for achieving and protecting his or her eligibility status. For additional information and to start the process, go to their website at www.eligibilitycenter.org . Click this link for educational resources designed for high school student-athletes, parents, coaches and other who help students successfully navigate the initial-eligibility process.
It is also important to send ACT information directly to the NAIA and /or NCAA. Please go to www.actstudent.org and request your scores be sent directly to NAIA and /or NCAA. The information on your official high school transcript is NOT acceptable.