Information for Prospective Collegiate Athletes

Students interested in participating in intercollegiate athletics have three options available to explore.  There are a number of educational standards that must be met for athletic eligibility at the collegiate level, these include meeting core course requirements, minimum GPA benchmarks, and minimum ACT/SAT test scores.  It is recommended that potential collegiate athletes start preparing their 9th grade year.  If interested in playing college sports, please review the information below and contact Athletic Director Tim Mosher and Guidance Counselor Heather Prazer to start the process of preparing for participation in intercollegiate athletics.

 

1.) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

This organization offers sports in three divisions (Division I, II, & III) at 4-year colleges and universities throughout the United States. Athletic scholarships are available in Divisions I & II but not Division III.  If interested in playing at a college that sponsors Division I or II NCAA athletics you will need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center and will need to be certified by them.  Cost of registration is $90 and it is recommended that you register during your sophomore year.  If interested in playing at a college that sponsors Division III NCAA athletics OR if you are undecided on where you want to play but are interested in playing NCAA college sports you are recommended to create a free Profile page with the NCAA Eligibility Center during your sophomore year.  Please visit the NCAA Eligibility Center website linked below as well as explore the websites of each Division to view what they have to offer student-athletes.

NCAA Eligibility Center  (click on NCAA – How To Register for helpful info on how to progress through this process)

* For reporting of tests results to the NCAA Eligibility Center: our school code is 364-940 and the NCAA code is 9999.  Scores must be sent directly from the testing center.

NCAA Division I Athletics

NCAA Division II Athletics

NCAA Division III Athletics

 

2.) National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

This organization offers sports in one division at many 4-year small colleges throughout the United States.  Athletic scholarships are available.  If interested in playing at a college that sponsors NAIA athletics you will need to register with the NAIA Eligibility Center and will need to be certified by them.  Cost of registration is $80.  Please visit the NAIA Eligibility Center website linked below as well as explore the NAIA website to see what the organization has to offer student-athletes.

NAIA Eligibility Center

* For reporting of tests results to the NAIA Eligibility Center: our school code is 364-940 and the NAIA code is 9876.  Scores must be sent directly from the testing center.

NAIA Athletics 

 

3.) National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

This organization offers sports in three divisions at community colleges throughout the United States.  Participants are permitted a maximum of two seasons of competition in any sport.  Athletic scholarships are available in Divisions I and II but not Division III.  There is no eligibility center for the NJCAA.  Prospective student-athletes are encouraged to discuss their eligibility with the athletic personnel at the NJCAA institution they’re interested in attending.  In the absence of an eligibility center website, please view the “Information for a Prospective NJCAA Student-Athlete” below and visit the NJCAA website to view what the organization has to offer student-athletes.

Information for a Prospective NJCAA Student-Athlete

NJCAA Athletics