NCAA Eligibility for The College Bound Student Athlete

NCAA Eligibility Center

Many college athletic programs are regulated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The NCAA has three divisions: Division I, Division II, and
Division III according to the size and scope of their athletic programs and whether they provide scholarships.

If you are planning to enroll in college as a freshmand and you wish to participate in Division I or Division II athletics, you must be certified by the NCAA Clearinghouse.

When do I register? It is generally best to register after your junior year grades appear on your transcript.

How do I register? Go on-line to complete forms for NCAA. NCAA Eligibility Center
See the registrar in Olympus High School's counseling center, who will send an official copy of you high school transcript to the clearinghouse.
After graduation Olympus High School will send the clearinghouse a copy of your final transcript.

Are standardized test scores required? Qualifying test scores are required for partipation at both Division I and Division II colleges. The test scores may be taken from your
official high school transcript. An official test(ACT or SAT) score is required for an official campus visit.

How can I arrange for my scores to be sent directly from the testing agency? When you register to take the ACT or the SAT, you can mark code 9999 so that the
clearninghouse will be one of the institutions receiving your scores; or alternatively, you can submit a request (and fee) for an Additional Score Reprot to the appropriate
testing agnecy by indicating code 9999 on your request form.

In order to be considered a "qualifier" requirements are:
  • Graduate from high School
  • Successfully complete a core curriculum of at least 16 academic courses for Division I and 14 academic courses for Division II.
4 years of English
2 year of Math, one year of algebra and one year of geometry
2 years of social science
2 years in natural or physical science (including at least one lab class
1 additional course in English, math or natural or physical science
2 additional academic courses (Englihs, math, science, foreign language, computer science...)
  • Earn above a 2.5 (2.0 for Division II)
  • Earn a sum of scores of at least 68 on ACT or a combined score of at least 820 on the SAT.