Every student interested in playing sports at NAIA colleges for the first time needs to register online with the NAIA Eligibility Center and receive an eligible determination. This applies to high school seniors and transfers from both two- and four-year colleges.
Register with the NAIA Eligibility Center at PlayNAIA.org.
NAIA Guide for College-Bound Student Athletes
Send ACT scores to the NAIA using the code for NAIA Eligibility Center: 9876
NAIA Eligibility Center Early Decisions
High school students who have a 2.5 GPA or higher and meet the NAIA test score requirement can receive a Senior mid-year early decision. They will need to have their transcript sent in, complete with grades through the midway point of their senior year.
New ACT/SAT Score Requirements
Effective May 1, 2019, a freshman must have an ACT score of 18 or an SAT score of 970 to use a test score as part of initial eligibility. The requirement is based on the date the test is taken.
- Any test taken on or before April 30, 2019 requires an ACT score of 16 and SAT score of 860.
- Any test taken May 1, 2019 or later requires an ACT score of 18 and SAT score of 970.
The NAIA Showcases are one-day recruiting events where student-athletes display their athletic skills in front of NAIA coaches. They also include opportunities for athletes and parents to connect with NAIA coaches. See below for upcoming events or visit NAIAShowcase.com to learn more about all of our showcase opportunities