NCAA Eligibility Center: Registration Process
What is the NCAA Eligibility Center?
The NCAA Eligibility Center certifies the academic credentials of college-bound student-athletes who aspire to compete in intercollegiate sports at the Division I or II level. The Eligibility Center uses only approved core courses and considers a student-athlete’s core-course GPA to certify initial eligibility. Student-athletes who plan to compete at a Division III school or are still deciding which NCAA division is right for them can create a free Profile Page account and then later transition to an Academic and Amateurism Certification account if they decide to pursue a Division I or II path. Athletes will need an Academic and Amateurism Certification account to make official visits to Division I or II schools or to sign a National Letter of Intent (NLI) with a Division I or II school.
How can I find Haddonfield’s list of NCAA-approved courses?
Go to https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3 and click on “Help” to the right of the login link near the top of the page. In the “Help” section of the website, scroll down to “Find your Core Courses.” You can then use HMHS’s 6-digit CEEB/ACT code (310470) to access our school’s list of courses.
When and how do I register with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
The NCAA recommends that college-bound student-athletes plan to register before starting their freshman year of high school. At https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3, student-athletes who hope to compete at Division I or II schools click on “Academic and Amateurism Certification Account.” The NCAA estimates that creating this kind of account should require between 30 and 45 minutes. Student-athletes who hope to compete at Division III schools or are not yet sure where they want to compete click on “Free Profile Page Account.” The NCAA estimates that creating a Profile Page account should require 15 minutes. Student-athletes who create a Profile Page account will receive an NCAA ID and important reminders from the NCAA during the high school years.
How will my transcript be submitted to the NCAA Eligibility Center?
The Counseling Office will have access to the names of all students who have completed the registration process. Transcripts will be submitted at the end of each school year for athletes who have registered. The earlier transcripts will enable the NCAA to make preliminary assessments of your progress toward achieving eligibility. The final transcript will enable the NCAA to confirm your eligibility.
What are the academic standards for initial eligibility?
To be eligible to practice, compete, and receive an athletic scholarship in their first full-time year at a Division I school, student-athletes must earn during their high school years a GPA of at least 2.3 in 16 NCAA-approved core courses; 10 of the 16 NCAA-approved core courses – including 7 in English, math, or science – must be completed before the start of the seventh semester. To be eligible to practice, compete, and receive an athletic scholarship in their first full-time year at a Division II school, student-athletes must earn during their high school years a GPA of at least 2.2 in 16 NCAA-approved core courses.
What final steps are needed to ensure my eligibility?
As a senior, you will need to log in to your account and complete all unfinished tasks, including requesting final amateurism certification on or after April 1. Please contact your counselor with any questions.