Freshmen and Sophomores
- Start planning now!
- Work hard to get the best grades possible.
- Take classes that match your school’s NCAA list of approved core courses.
- You can receive your school’s NCAA list of approved core courses
- At the beginning of your junior year, register at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net and complete the amateurism questionnaire.
- Register to take the ACT, SAT or both and use the Eligibility
Center code (9999) as a score recipient.
- Double check to make sure the courses you have taken match
your school’s NCAA list of approved core courses.
- Ask your guidance counselor to send an official transcript to
the Eligibility Center after completing your junior year. (The
Eligibility Center does NOT accept faxed transcripts or test
- Prior to registration for classes for your senior year, check with
your guidance counselor to determine the amount of core
courses that you need to complete your senior year.
- Take the SAT and/or ACT again. The Eligibility Center will use the
best scores from each section of the ACT or SAT to determine
your best cumulative score.
- Continue to take college-prep courses.
- Check the courses you have taken to match your school’s NCAA
list of approved core courses.
- Review your amateurism questionnaire responses and request
final amateurism certification on or after April 1 (for fall enrollees) or October 1 (for spring enrollees).
- Continue to work hard to get the best grades possible.
- Graduate on time (in eight academic semesters). If you fall
behind, use summer school sessions prior to graduation to catch
- After graduation, ask your guidance counselor to send your final
transcript with proof of graduation.