There are a few specialized things that student athletes need to do in order to be considered for recruitment by colleges and universities.
The most important thing is to file with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Student athletes should do this at the END of their junior year or the very beginning of senior year. Information on eligibility can be found here. You will need to take the SAT or ACT before the end of junior year in order to be eligible. You must also send in an official transcript with all courses from your junior year listed. Click here for requirements and timeline.
Use Highland High School’s CEEB Code (052541) when registering for NCAA Eligibility Center.
FEE WAIVERS FOR THE NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER ARE AVAILABLE AT THE NCAA WEBSITE.
Visit the NCAA website for full details and timelines. For specific questions, download the NCAA FAQs sheet.
STAYING ON TRACK TO GRADUATE NCAA
NCAA believes success in the classroom is just as important as winning on the field. As such, they have standards to ensure student-athletes make progress toward a degree – every year and every season. Students need to meet these standards to be eligible to play.
BASIC INFORMATION ON NCAA
- While there are no minimum national standards for establishing or maintaining eligibility in Division III, student-athletes must be in good academic standing and make satisfactory progress toward a degree as determined by the institution.
- Division III student-athletes must be enrolled in at least 12 semester or quarter hours, regardless of an institution’s own definition of “full time.”
Waivers are available for many of these rules, including progress-toward-degree standards.