Find out how to become eligible to get recruited to play college sports
At RecruitReels.com, we are committed to helping our student athletes connect with the coaches and recruiters at their dream schools. Through our highlight videos, athletes can show off their talents and athletic ability and earn scholarships to attend top-ranking universities. There are approximately 23 NCAA-sponsored sports at over 1,000 institutions. Over 40,000 student-athletes are involved in these sports. Athletes must stand out from the competition and do everything they can to get recruited to play college sports. To be recruited, a student athlete must be eligible. Here are the current eligibility requirements:
NCAA Eligibility Guidelines:
These guidelines are available by visiting the NCAA Eligibility Center.
WHEN SHOULD A STUDENT REGISTER WITH THE NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER?
Students should register with the Eligibility Center at the beginning of their junior year in high school. At the end of the student’s junior year, a transcript, which includes six semesters of grades, should be sent to the Eligibility Center from the high school. Additionally, students should have their SAT or ACT scores forwarded directly to the Eligibility Center (by using code “9999”) whenever they take the exam.
WHAT REQUIREMENTS DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO PRACTICE, PLAY AND GET A SCHOLARSHIP AT AN NCAA DIVISION I OR II COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY?
You need to complete the following:
- Graduate from high school.
- Complete a minimum of 16 (for Division I) or 14 (for Division II) core courses.
- Present the required grade‐point average (GPA).
- Present a qualifying test score on either the ACT or SAT.
- Complete the amateurism questionnaire and request final amateurism certification.