What is The NCAA Clearinghouse?
The NCAA Clearinghouse is a governing board that was established by NCAA (National College Athletic Association) institutions in 1993. The Clearinghouse’s primary function is to ensure the consistent application of NCAA initial eligibility requirements and acts as the sole certification authority of student athletics for participants in Division I and II athletics.
How Do I Become NCAA Certified?
- You must graduate from high school.
- To qualify for Division II, you must earn a grade point average of at least a 2.0 in the core curriculum and earn a sum of scores of at least a 68 on the ACT or a combined score of at least 820 on the SAT(core courses generally include all college preparatory, academic, or honors level courses but always be sure to check with your counselor if you have questions or concerns.)
- Qualification for Division I is based on a sliding scale that takes your SAT/ACT score and core-course GPA into account. See link at top of page for this sliding scale.
When Should I Apply?
Students should apply during the spring semester of their junior year to ensure ample time for processing and record keeping.
Who Should Apply?
Anyone who has even the remotest thought of competing in athletics at the college level should apply.
How Do I Apply?
Find detailed information regarding how to apply on the NCAA website by clicking here. Complete your registration with the NCAA Eligibility Center, then request that we send your transcript through Naviance Family Connection. We will then send your transcript to the NCAA.