NCAA Information

NCAA Eligibility:

Any student planning to participate in a Division 1 or Division 2 college sport must be academically eligible and registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center. 

  • The NCAA Eligibility Center provides informational webinars throughout the year. If you have specific questions regarding your NCAA academic eligibility, please contact Ms. Tobis. 
  • Interested students should register prior to their senior year. Students should plan their schedule based on NCAA requirements. If students did not register prior to senior year, they should do so asap. 
  • It is the student’s and parent/guardian’s responsibility to be familiar with these standards and guidelines. The NCAA guide and registration information is available on the NCAA Eligibility Center Website

Timeline:

  • 9th & 10th grade: If students plan on playing athletics in college, they need to begin preparing now to become academically eligible through the NCAA Eligibility Center and register for a Profile Page with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Students should take academic college-preparatory courses and compare course selection with the list of NCAA-approved core courses.  
  • 11th grade: Future potential college athletes should register for a certification account with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Students should continue to take college preparatory courses and register for the SAT and/or ACT. At the end of junior year, once registered, transcripts will be sent to the Eligibility Center. Students are required to submit ACT/SAT scores. 
  • 12th grade: Future potential college athletes should register for additional ACT/SAT tests if necessary, making sure to use code 9999 at the time of registration. Students will continue to take college preparatory courses to ensure they have met the core course requirement. On or after April 1st of senior year, students need to log back into their Eligibility Center account to update academic and amateurism information and request final amateurism certification. After graduation, final transcripts will automatically be sent to the Eligibility Center for all students with a registered NCAA Account.  

If  students or parents/guardians have additional questions about the NCAA, please contact your counselor.

Information about Core Courses:

NCAA legislation permits a student to receive credit for a core course only one time. As a result, if a student repeats a core course, the student will only receive credit once for the core course, and the highest grade earned in the course will be included in the calculation of the student's core course grade point average. Likewise, if a student completes a course that is duplicative in content with another core course, the student will only receive credit for one of the duplicative courses, and the course with the highest grade earned will be included in the calculation of the student's core course grade point average. It is the student’s responsibility to determine current course eligibility. An updated and complete list can be found at the NCAA Eligibility Center High School Portal

  • Any credit recovery coursework taken through EdGenuity/E2020 or MIVHS Essentials is not NCAA approved.
  • Online coursework may not be NCAA approved.
  • Check the Eligibility Center for each program the student has used.
  • Students taking online coursework through Michigan Virtual 21F must provide a certificate to NCAA for approval.
  • Transfer students will need to have their official transcript sent from any previous high schools directly to the NCAA through their Eligibility Center Portal.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to verify eligibility of ALL coursework taken.