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

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 . 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 and request your scores be sent directly to NAIA and /or NCAA.  The information on your official high school transcript is NOT acceptable.

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