All prospective student-athletes must complete the amateurism certification questionnaire. If you are looking to enroll winter/spring 2010, you will need to login and request final amateurism certification by signing the 10.1 statement now. (If you enrolled full time in a Division I or II institution prior to 2007, you do not need to complete the amateurism questions.)
NOTE: Test scores must be reported directly from either ACT or SAT using code 9999. PLease visit the official NCAA Clearing House site for more information at
NCAA Eligibility CenterAs a reminder, the fee for prospective student-athletes registering with the NCAA Eligibility Center was increased by $10 last September 1, 2008. The rates will be $60 for U.S. registrants and $85 for international registrants. The last fee increase was in the summer of 2004. The establishment of the NCAA Eligibility Center in Indianapolis was first announced in January 2007 by Dr. Myles Brand, president of the NCAA. The Eligibility Center certifies the academic and amateur credentials of all college-bound student-athletes who wish to compete in NCAA Division I or II athletics. The Eligibility Center staff is focused on fostering a cooperative environment of education and partnership with the high schools and with high school student-athletes. NCAA regulations are set by NCAA colleges and universities and require all incoming student-athletes to meet a prescribed level of academic performance standards while maintaining their amateur status before entering college. The Eligibility Center collects data from high schools, sport-sanctioning bodies and, most importantly, high school student-athletes in order to make academic and amateur eligibility decisions. Ultimately, the individual student-athlete is responsible for achieving and protecting his or her eligibility status. For more information, please contact the NCAA Eligibility Center at www.eligibilitycenter.org.
For more information visit: https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/
The Reality of College Scholarships and Playing at the Collegiate Level
Even though interscholastic athletics may garner an extraordinary amount of attention from spectators at given times, it is important to remember that these programs exist to prepare young men and women for the next level of life, not the next level of sports. If the primary purpose of interscholastic activity was to create future contributors to college or professional sports, then we would be failing miserably, as a negligible number of the 50,000 graduating student-athletes each year move on to a higher athletic level.
Recent trends have seen a significant expansion in non-school sports organizations that tout their ability to offer training and the opportunity to participate in programs that will lead to pathways to play at “the next level”.
The New York Times recently published a series of articles that took a clear look at the reality of how much money is available for athletic scholarships and also, the pros and cons of playing collegiate sports. We recommend it to all parents and students.
If you have already registered and plan on enrolling in college fall 2010 or later, you will need to transfer your existing account to the new Eligibility Center Web site. To begin, click the "Registered Student Login" link and follow the instructions. If needed, click here for helpful information about the transfer process.