NCAA Eligibility Center

What is the registration process for high school athletes with the NCAA Eligibility Center


The NCAA Eligibility Center has recently updated how they enroll high school athletes. In the past, all athletes had to pay a fee to enroll. the Eligibility Center now has what is called a certification account (paid) and a profile Account (free) that high school athletes can choose from. Learn more about the NCAA Eligibility Center Changes

The NCAA Eligibility Center (formerly called the NCAA Clearinghouse) is the organization that handles ALL inquiries regarding an individual’s initial eligibility status to play NCAA D1 and D2 athletics. The Eligibility Center maintains and processes all eligibility certifications. Their web address is:

If you have any aspiration of playing college athletics (regardless of your grades or SAT/ACT scores) you must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center by the end of your junior year. NO EXCEPTIONS!

NCAA Eligibility Center Registration Process

In order to register you must complete the online registration process found at

Visitors to the web site will also find a useful tool to find a list of approved high school courses that can fulfill your eligibility requirements.

New Toll Free Numbers
Customer Service Line – 877-262-1492 (domestic callers only):

Mailing Address
NCAA Eligibility Center
Certification Processing
PO Box 7136
Indianapolis, IN 46207

Just who is the NCAA Eligibility Center

The NCAA Eligibility Center, located in Indianapolis Indiana, is the organization that handles ALL inquiries regarding an individual’s initial eligibility status. The eligibility center processes all of the initial-eligibility certifications for all high school athletes interested in playing NCAA D1 and NCAA D2 athletes.

When should I register with the Eligibility Center?

After your junior year of high school. You can register online by creating an account.

What records does the clearinghouse require?
High school athletes need to provide the Eligibility Center their transcript after they have completed 6 semesters of high school (or after your junior year). You must also have your SAT or ACT scores reported directly from the testing company to the Eligibility Center which can be accomplished when you register for the SAT or ACT.

Is there a deadline for registering?

Is there a fee for the NCAA Eligibility Center?

Yes – $90 for US residents (includes Canada, American Samoa, Guam, Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands), $135 for International students. Note: Please see our updated article on recent Eligibility Center registration changes

Can the fee be waved?

Students who received a waiver for the SAT or ACT fees are eligible for a waiver of the clearinghouse registration fee. Your guidance counselor can submit confirmation of the student’s test fee waiver to the Eligibility Center.

Does registering help me gain admission to college?

NO, it has no bearing on individual acceptances to colleges. It only tells college coaches and colleges that you are an eligible athlete that qualifies to participate in athletics at the NCAA D1 or D2 level.

What else do I need?

A valid email address