What is the NCAA Clearinghouse/Eligibility Center?
The NCAA Clearinghouse is an organization outside of the NCAA which performs academic record evaluations to determine if a prospective student-athlete is eligible to participate at an NCAA Division I or II college as a freshman student-athlete. If you want to play NCAA college sports and receive a scholarship at the DI or DII level, you will need to register and be cleared by the NCAA. Please see Division I Initial Eligibility Requirements or Division II Initial Eligibility Requirements for a breakdown of those minimum academic requirements.
How do I register with the NCAA Clearinghouse?
The registration process is completed online by visiting NCAA Eligibility Center. After your junior year of high school, visit the website and complete the Student Release Form (SRF) online and pay the registration fee ($50 for domestic and $75 for international students). Fees may be paid online by providing a credit or debit card number or by sending a check or money order to the clearinghouse. Please visit the clearinghouse website listed above for detailed payment instructions. To complete the registration process, print a copy of your completed registration form and both Copy 1 and Copy 2 of the transcript release form. Sign the transcript release forms and give both to your high school counselor. You can obtain a copy of the “NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete” which contains more detailed instructions of the clearinghouse registration process.
How can I find out if I am enrolled in approved core-courses which will meet NCAA eligibility requirements?
You may view your high school’s list of NCAA-approved core courses by visiting www.ncaaclearinghouse.net and selecting List of Approved Core Courses on the General Information page or by asking your high school counselor for the list. Mr. Thornton is the designated NCAA coordinator for our district.
How can I arrange for my test scores to be sent directly from the SAT or ACT testing agency to the NCAA Clearinghouse?
You cannot send transcripts or test scores on your own. They need to be sent by your high school and testing center. When you register to take the ACT or SAT, mark code 9999 so that the testing agency will send your scores to the clearinghouse. Test scores must be reported to the clearinghouse directly from SAT or ACT. The clearinghouse will not accept test scores reported on high school transcripts.
Once the NCAA has your complete academic records and test scores, they will not review your information unless it has been requested by an NCAA University. If you have registered with the NCAA and have not had your eligibility status completed, chances are it has not been requested by a coach. Over 60% of athletes who are registered with the NCAA are never recruited by a college coach.