Athlete Eligibility Resources

NCAA Eligibility Center:

Learn how to be eligible for Division I, II, & III sports.

NCAA Student-Athlete Guide:

This is a PDF from the NCAA Eligibility Center that answers questions for student-athletes and parents navigating the initial eligibility process.

NCAA Timelines of Communication:

Refer to page 27 of the PDF above for recruiting calendars starting as a Sophomore in high school.

NCAA Resource Center:

This is an extensive resource for student-athletes to learn about the NCAA rules during the recruitment process including academic requirements.

NAIA Eligibility Center:

Similar to the NCAA, the NAIA requires all student-athletes who have never played a championship sport
in the NAIA to have their eligibility determined before they can play.

New NCAA DI Recruiting Rules on Early Recruiting:

The NCAA has adopted new recruiting rules for NCAA DI schools which puts limits on the communication between a recruit and a college coach before the end of their sophomore year of high school.

Academic Resources

SAT Testing Dates and Registration:

The SAT is a standardized test in three subjects including English, Math and Writing used for college admissions in the United States. In addition to the SAT test, there are also 20 SAT subject tests in five general subject areas: English, history, languages, mathematics, and science. Learn when and where the SAT test is offered, what to do if you're testing outside the U.S. or have special circumstances, which colleges require or recommend the SAT with Essay, and more.

ACT Test Dates and Registration:

Similar to the SAT, the ACT is a standardized test in four subjects: English, Reading, Math, and Science. Learn when and where the ACT test is offered, and what to do if you're testing outside the U.S. or have special circumstances.

College Application Checklist:

Use this printable checklist to keep track of your college application requirements, tasks, and deadlines.

FAFSA® Form:

The FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) determines eligibility for college financial aid.