The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is the governing body for athletics programs at colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. The long-held mission of the NAIA is to promote the education and development of well-rounded students and productive citizens through intercollegiate athletics. The association offers equitable access and opportunities for participation in its 23 national championship events held annually throughout the country.
If You Recently Graduated High School
- Register with the NAIA Eligibility Center right away. Delaying your registration may mean watching your teamates play from the sidelines. Create your profile by clicking here.
- Have your high school guidance counselor send your official transcripts to the Eligibility Center. Learn more about sending transcripts.
- Have your ACT or SAT scores sent to the Eligibility Center directly from the testing service using the NAIA's code: 9876 Learn more about sending test scores.
- If you are still exploring colleges, find out how you can connect directly with NAIA coaches and admissions offices.
Want to Know If You're Eligible?
It's easy! You only need to meet two of these requirements:
- Achieve a Minimum of 18 on the ACT or 860 on the SAT*
- Achieve a Minimum overall high school GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Graduate in the top half of your high school class
* Critical Reading and Math only
NOTE: These are the eligibility requirements for entering freshmen with a break after high school of one year or less.
NAIA Eligibility Information
- NAIA Main Website: www.NAIA.org
- NAIA Eligibility Center (every student must register here): www.PlayNAIA.org
- More information for entering freshmen (home school, GED, Early Decisions, and traditional): http://www.playnaia.org/page/freshmen.php
- Short video series on the NAIA, recruiting and registering: