Students wishing to continue on with athletics in college are encouraged to begin their research early! The process of athletic eligibility and college admission is very detailed and will have a profound effect on the transition from high school to college.
For more information regarding the National Collegiate Athletic Association or NCAA Division I, Division II, and Division III, student athletes should visit www.ncaaclearinghouse.com.For more information regarding the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics or NAIA athletics, student athletes should visit http://www.playnaia.org/.
For more information regarding the National Junior College Athletic Association or NJCAA, student athletes should visit http://www.njcaa.org.
Important reminders for student athletes and their parents:
- Students should review academic standards required to participate in collegiate athletic in NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA. If students fail to meet those requirements, they may not be eligible to play college level sports immediately after graduation.
- Each athletic association operates under different rules and policies, including when and how often a coach can contact an athlete. Be aware of these rules!
- Admission to a college or university is separate from being selected for a college team. Students still must complete the college application process, adhering to the deadlines established by the Admissions Office.
- Students should speak to their high school coach or the athletic director their junior year to discuss likely options for post-high school athletics.
- Students hoping to play at a NCAA Division I or II school, must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse. Students are advised to do this at the end of junior year.