The NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse is the organization that determines whether prospective college athletes are eligible to play sports at NCAA Division I or Division 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 with the clearinghouse 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 clearinghouse before they receive athletic scholarships or compete at a Division I or Division II institution.
Students can register online at theNCAA Clearinghouse website. You will have to enter personal information, answer questions about athletic participation, and pay a registration fee. The website will then prompt you to send high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores sent to the clearinghouse
Students can update the information on the athletics participation section online as often as they want (and should update it regularly), up to the time when they request a final certification of their status. At that point (usually three to four months before enrolling in college), students must finalize their information.
To play sports at an NCAA Division I or Division II institution, the student must:
For more information, see the NCAA's Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete, available at the