Student athletes MUST register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to be eligible to play NCAA Division I or II sports in college. Athletes playing in Division III do not have to register.
The NCAA Eligibility Center certifies whether prospective college athletes are eligible to play sports at NCAA Division I or II institutions. It does this by reviewing the student athlete's academic record, SAT or ACT scores, and amateur status to ensure conformity with NCAA rules.
The NCAA recommends that student-athletes register at the beginning of their junior year in high school, but many students register after their junior year. There is no registration deadline, but students must be cleared by the Eligibility Center before they receive athletic scholarships or compete at Division I or II institutions.
To request that a transcript be sent to the NCAA, click here. Please note that the NCAA does not want any transcripts before the completion of Junior Year.
In addition, below are some helpful resources as you navigate through the eligibility process. Please review the Eligibility Video, Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete, and create an account on the Eligibility Center before scheduling time with the NCAA Coordinator, Ms. Bethany Lash. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Lash at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NCAA Eligibility Video
- Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete
- NCAA Eligibility Center
- NCAA Covid-19 Response FAQs
- List of NCAA Approved Upper St. Clair Courses
- Tips for Student Athletes
- Get in the Game: Student Athletes & the College Admissions Process
- National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics