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NCAA Eligibility

9th grade:

  • Start planning now!
  • Download and read the NCAA guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete at NCAA.org.
  • Take the right courses and earn the best grades possible.
  • Contact your school counselor to discuss eligibility.
  • Find Springs Charter Schools’ list of NCAA-approved core courses at eligibilitycenter.org/courselist.
  • Sign up for a free Profile Page account at eligibilitycenter.org for information on NCAA requirements.
  • Plan to graduate on time (in eight academic semesters). If you fall behind, use summer school sessions prior to graduation to catch up.

10th grade:

  • Take classes that match Springs Charter Schools’ list of NCAA-approved core courses.
  • Work hard to get the best grades possible. You must earn a minimum required grade-point average in all of your core courses. You must also earn a combined SAT or ACT sum score that matches your core-course grade-point average and test score sliding scale (Requirements differ for Division I and Division II).
  • If you fall behind academically, ask your counselor for help finding approved courses you can take.
  • Register for a Profile Page account or Certification account with the NCAA Eligibility Center at eligibilitycenter.org.
  • Monitor your Eligibility Center account for next steps.
  • At the end of the year, ask your counselor at each high school or program you attended to upload your official transcript to your Eligibility Center account.

11th grade:

  • Check with your counselor to make sure you are on track to complete the required number of NCAA-approved core courses and graduate on time with your class.
  • Take the SAT/ACT and submit your scores to the Eligibility Center using code 9999.
  • Ensure your sports participation information is correct in your Eligibility Center account.
  • At the end of the year, ask your counselor at each high school or program you attended to upload your official transcript to your Eligibility Center account.
  • Prior to registration for classes for your senior year, meet with your counselor to determine the amount of core courses you will need to complete your senior year for eligibility.

12th grade:

  • Complete your final NCAA-approved core courses as you prepare for graduation.
  • Take the SAT/ACT again, if necessary, and submit your scores to the Eligibility Center using code 9999.
  • Request your final amateurism certification beginning April 1 (fall enrollees) or October 1 (winter/spring enrollees) in your Eligibility Center account at eligibilitycenter.org.
  • After you graduate, ask your counselor to upload your final official transcript with proof of graduation to your Eligibility Center account.
  • Reminder: Only students on an NCAA Division I or II school’s institutional request list will receive a certification.

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