student-athletes must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse
in order for eligibility to be determined. Students should
register online at NCAA
Eligibility Center Online. The
student must complete a Clearinghouse registration form
along with a registration fee. After completing the
registration form the student must notify his/her school
counselor. The counselor will send a transcript to the
Eligibility Center. If official test scores appear on the
transcript, they need not be sent separately. If they do
not, the student must request additional score reports to be
sent to the Eligibility Center. To do so, simply designate
the NCAA Eligibility Center as a score recipient on the test
registration form by filling in code 9999 in the section on
college and scholarship codes.
Academic Requirements for Those Entering College 2008 and
order for a student-athlete enrolling in a Division I
institution as an entering freshman to be qualified to
participate in intercollegiate athletics and be eligible for
financial aid, practice, and competition, he/she must meet
the following academic requirements [NCAA Bylaw 220.127.116.11]:
cumulative grade point average and SAT based on a sliding
scale in at least 16 academic core courses, including at
Mathematics 3 years
I or higher)
Science 2 years
Natural or physical
science 2 years
(Including at least one laboratory course, if offered by the
courses 4 years
of the above areas or foreign language, nondoctrinal
Additional year of English, Math or
Science 1 year
Glossary of Terms:
a face to face encounter between a prospect, the prospect’s
parents/guardians and an institutional staff member in which
dialogue occurs in excess of a greeting.
campus activity designed to assess the academic
qualifications or athletic ability of a prospect. Including
any visit to the prospect’s educational institution or the
observation of any practice at any site.
visit financed in whole or in part by a Division I or II
NCAA member institution. Prospects
are limited to 5 Official Visits. Transcript
must be on campuses prior to visit.
visit made at the prospect’s own expense. Once
meals or entertainment is paid for, the visit is then
may not be made to prospects prior to July 1 following the
completion of his/her junior year; thereafter, staff members
shall not make such telephone calls more than once per week.
Letter of Intent: official
document administered by the Collegiate Commissioners Assoc.
and utilized by subscribing member institutions to establish
the commitment of a prospect to attend a particular
during the fall or spring contact periods. Allows
‘in person’ interaction between prospective student-athlete,
parents/guardians, and institution’s coaching staff.