Considering being a student-athlete in college? Whether you attend a Division I, II, or III school, there are some tasks you must complete.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a nonprofit organization that regulates athletes at more than 1,200 North American institutions.
- If you want to compete in a NCAA sport at a Division I or II school, you need to register for an account with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Register with NCAA.
- View the NCAA Registration Checklist
- Students will also need to send official ACT/SAT scores to the NCAA. When registering for the ACT or SAT, use testing code 9999.
- I have registered, now what? Find out next steps.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is a college athletics association for small colleges and universities in North America.
- If you are interested in competing in a sport at a NAIA college/university, you will need to create a Student Athlete Profile. Register with NAIA.
- Students will also need to send official ACT/SAT scores to NAIA. When registering for the ACT or SAT, use testing code 9876.
- NAIA Guide for the College-Bound Student
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is the athletic program for two-year athletic participation. Find out more at NJCAA.org.
If you are not sure what association your college/university belongs to, contact the athletic department at your school of interest.