June 17, 2014 - by

FAQ’s about the NCAA Eligibility Center

The questions and answers below should get you started. If you have more questions, please contact the Florida State University Compliance Office or check the NCAA Website, College-Bound Student-Athletes Initial Eligibility Resource Center.  

What is the NCAA Eligibility Center?
The NCAA Eligibility Center is the governing organization that officially certifies student-athletes academic and amateurism eligibility for competition in NCAA Division I or Division II athletics.

Why do I have to register?
If you want to compete in NCAA Division I or Division II athletics, you must fulfill certain academic requirements, which include coursework, grade point average, and test scores. The Clearinghouse checks whether you meet these requirements and certifies your eligibility to play for any college or university that may be interested in recruiting you.

When should I register?
If you want to play as a freshman, you should register with the Eligibility Center at the end of your junior year of high school. The Eligibility Center will not evaluate your record unless you have completed six semesters of high school coursework. The Eligibility Center must have certified your eligibility before you can receive an athletic scholarship, practice, or compete at a Division I or Division II institution.

Where do I register?

What happens after I submit my registration forms?
Continue to check the email account that you used during the registration process as the Eligibility Center will use this email address to communicate with you. Be sure that you send updated copies of your transcripts and test scores and don’t forget to electronically sign the 10.1 Statement that accompanied the amateurism portion of the Eligibility Center.

What are the NCAA’s academic eligibility requirements?
You can find the eligibility requirements by checking the College-Bound Student-Athletes Initial Eligibility Resource Center.  You can also use this website to find out which courses offered by your high school count toward initial NCAA eligibility.

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