The NCAA 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. At the beginning of your sophomore year, you can complete your online registration at www.eligibilitycenter.org.
Most importantly, please make sure you pass all of you classes the first time. If you need to make up credits, please make sure you speak with your School Counselor because the NCAA is particular about what credit recovery options they will accept for credit. Nova NET is NOT accepted by the NCAA. Cobb Virtual and Georgia Virtual ARE accepted.
Beginning with the graduating class Class of 2016, the NCAA is changing their eligibility requirements. Beginning August 1, 2016, NCAA Division I will require 10 core courses to be completed prior to the seventh semester (seven of the 10 must be a combination of English, math or natural or physical science that meet the distribution requirements below). These 10 courses become “locked in” at the start of the seventh semester and cannot be retaken for grade improvement.
For more information about the NCAA eligibility process, please look at the following important resources provided by the NCAA Eligibility Center.
If you plan to participate in NCAA Division I or II athletics, you have to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center. You need to qualify academically, and you need to be cleared as an amateur student-athlete.
If you are on free or reduced lunch and have used a waiver for the ACT or SAT, you qualify for a NCAA clearinghouse waiver. Please see Mrs. Holland in the School Counseling office for more information.
Complete the amateurism questionnaire.
Visit the Counseling office to have your transcript sent to NCAA at the end of your junior year and immediately following high school graduation.
Send your test scores. The NCAA Code for both ACT and SAT is 9999.
Request a final certification. Log back in during senior year to update any new information to request final amateurism certification. (Beginning April 1st for fall enrollees and October 1st for spring enrollees).
Graduate "on time" from high school in eight semesters (4 years). This is a requirement if you want to participate in NCAA Division I athletics.