You may notice there is a field on the SportsRecruits platform where you can enter your NCAA Eligibility Number. This number is given to you upon completion of a screening process and verifies your eligibility to compete at the NCAA Division I or II levels.
What is the NCAA Eligibility Center?
The NCAA Eligibility Center certifies prospective student-athletes for Division I and II to confirm they are eligible to play. They do this by reviewing your academic transcript to make sure you have met the academic standards and requirements. They will also be reviewed to make sure you are an amateur and have had no professional experience. As of January 2023, standardized test scores are not required for all student-athletes who initially enroll full-time on or after August 1, 2023. During the 2023 NCAA Convention, Divisions I and II adopted legislation to remove standardized test scores for these students.
What is your NCAA Eligibility Number?
Your NCAA Eligibility Number is something that every high school student-athlete will need if they are looking to play sports at Division I or II level. The eligibility process ensures that a high school student-athlete is eligible to compete in the NCAA come freshman year.
Why do I need this and How Do I Register?
Having an eligibility number indicates that a student-athlete has completed all the necessary academic requirements and has only competed at the amateur level. This article explains the qualifications in detail. Click here to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. To do so, you must provide:
Valid student email
Student education history
Sports participation history
If you go to school in the United States or Canada, the fee is $100.00
If you are an international student, it is $160.00
It takes about 30 to 45 minutes to complete and the NCAA encourages you to register no later than your sophomore year
If you plan on playing at the Division III level, it is recommended that you create a profile and obtain an NCAA ID. You can do that on the NCAA Eligibility Center.
The sooner you register, the less you have to worry about later in your college recruiting process! This process can be completed at any point throughout your high school career. We suggest registering sooner rather than later.
To learn more about NCAA Eligibility, check out our blog post, What is an NCAA Eligibility Number?
What is SportsRecruits?
SportsRecruits is a college recruiting website that gives prospective student-athletes the ability to communicate with any program in the country for their sport. The SportsRecruits platform was created to help these student-athletes pursue their dreams of playing at the next level while minimizing some of the stress in their unique recruiting process.
If you are interested in signing up for SportsRecruits, you can create a free profile here.