The NCAA recommends that student-athletes register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at the beginning of their junior year in high school, but many students register after their junior year. There is not a registration deadline, but students must be cleared by the NCAA before they receive scholarships or compete at a Division I or II institution.
To register with the NCAA Eligibility Center, go to www.eligibilitycenter.org
and create an account by clicking on the link to enter as an NCAA College-Bound Student-Athlete, then “New Account”. You will need to provide an email address, information about yourself, your coursework, your transcript, your test scores, and the sport you plan to participate in and payment. The fee is $70 for domestic students and $120 for international students. You are eligible for a fee waiver if you have already received a waiver for the SAT or ACT fee.
To send your SAT and/or ACT test scores to the NCAA Eligibility Center, use the NCAA Eligibility Center code “9999” as a score recipient when you register to take the SAT and/or ACT. This is important because the NCAA only accepts test scores sent from the testing agencies.
The NCAA Eligibility Center will also need your final transcript after you graduate.