NCAA Regulations

In order to be eligible to participate in Division I or II athletics at college, you must first be registered with the NCAA Clearinghouse.  NCAA encourages students to start this process in their sophomore year.  To help prospective student-athletes make the best decision about their college choices, there are two options for registration:
  • Certification Account: A student-athlete must be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center to compete at an NCAA Division I or II school. A student also must be registered with a Certification Account before they can make official visits to a school or sign a National Letter of Intent in Division I or II. The registration fee is $80 for domestic students and $135 for international students. Registration typically takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes. 
  • Profile Page : If a student-athlete is currently unsure which division they want to compete in or plan to compete at a Division III school, they should create a Profile Page. Creating a Profile Page is free and easy. Students should expect 15 to 30 minutes to complete a Profile Page. If at any time the student wishes to play at the Division I or II level, they can transition to a Certification Account and pay the registration fee to begin the certification process. 
Student-athletes that want to play college sports are encouraged to complete their NCAA registration at Students can find more information and resources about registering on our How to Register page

You will also need your ACT or SAT score to be sent directly to NCAA from the testing company.  You will need to enter in the code 9999 on the testing score request form to have it sent to NCAA.  Click here for directions on how to send your ACT scores to NCAA.
NCAA Resources

2019-2020 Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete

Your Path to the Student-Athlete Experience Presentation (for students)

Initial Eligibility Brochure
– A guide to the standards and steps that it takes to become an NCAA Division I or II student-athlete.

Playing Division I Sports

Playing Division II Sports

Division I and II Worksheets

How To Register--information about registering with the NCAA.

Website Registration Checklist