NCAA Initial-Eligibility Resources

The NCAA's outreach and education efforts related to initial eligibility continue to remain a priority. These efforts are centrally focused on the NCAA Division I requirements for college-bound student-athletes enrolling on or after August 1, 2016. The following documents and presentations will assist colleges, the high school community, coaches, as well as students and parents with the initial eligibility, recruiting and college selection processes. Please refer to www.eligibilitycenter.org or the new outreach site, www.2point3.org for more information.

Quick Reference Materials

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

Quick Reference Sheet – A complete one-page breakdown of the NCAA Divisions I and II initial-eligibility standards. (Also available in Spanish and French Canadian.)

New Academic Requirements – This document discusses the new academic standards for student-athletes enrolling at a college or university on or after August 1, 2016.

Informational Guides

Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete –The Guide is a highly comprehensive tool that has been designed to help you understand the NCAA initial-eligibility process and to prepare student-athletes for transitioning from high school to becoming an NCAA Division I or II student-athlete.

NCAA Guide to International Academic Standards – The NCAA Guide to International Academic standards for Athletics Eligibility provides specific requirements needed for college-bound student-athletes who have completed any portion of their secondary education in a non-United States educational system wishing to study and compete at an NCAA Division I or II college or university.

Transfer Guide – Basic information about transferring to an NCAA college for Divisions I, II and III.

Presentations and Courses

2013-14 Video Presentation for Students and Parents – A 20-minute video presentation for students and parents, which provides a wealth of information about the academic requirements to compete in NCAA Division I or II athletics, as well as a walk-through of the registration and certification process.

NCAA Eligibility Center Online Course – A free 40-minute online experience. The participant is educated with a  wealth of information, from the differences in the three NCAA divisions, to the academic requirements to compete in NCAA Division I or II athletics. A fun way to learn about the steps to becoming a college student-athlete.

2013-14 Your Path to the Student-Athlete Experience Presentation (for Students) – A PowerPoint presentation for students and parents which provides insight into the Eligibility Center registration and certification process.

2013-14 Your Path to the Student-Athlete Experience Presentation (for School Counselors) – A PowerPoint presentation for the high school community, which provides insight into the NCAA Eligibility Center registration and  certification process, as well as the responsibilities needed from a high school to aid in the academic certification of  college-bound student-athletes.

New Academic Standards PowerPoint – A PowerPoint presentation, which outlines the academic requirements for students enrolling at a college or university on or after August 1, 2016.

Other Communications Tools

The High School Newsletter – An electronic resource for counselors and administrators, sent directly to your email, which provides helpful tips and timely reminders as registered student-athletes make the transition from high school to college.

The Coaches Newsletter – An electronic resource for coaches and athletic administrators, sent directly to your email, which provides helpful tips and information that you can communicate and provide to your student-athletes and parents. Select "Coach: as your title to sign up.

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