NCAA Home Schooling Eligibility

How does the NCAA certify high school athletes that were home schooled.


Home School Students

Learning at home is not necessarily the same as being home schooled. Because of recent growth in online and virtual education, a student may be able to learn at home through an online school with online teachers, which would not be considered a parent-directed home school. Courses that will be evaluated as home school courses are those in which a parent or tutor:

Plans and delivers actual instructional activities such as lectures, discussions, tutorials, feedback or assistance.

Determines the student’s comprehension of the material by grading and evaluating student performance and achievement on assignments and assessments and providing appropriate re-teaching and feedback.

Determines the overall grade the student achieved in the course.

Places the grade on a transcript or grade report or reports the grade to a transcription agency.

How to Register

If you are a home school student and want to play NCAA sports at a Division I or II school, you need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center and meet the same standards as all other students.

Once you have completed your registration, you will want to go to the Resources tab at and visit the Home School Students section for a home school checklist, transcript example, and core-course worksheet.

Where to Send Your Home School Documents

All documents must be submitted to the following address: NCAA Eligibility Center (ATTN: Home School Evaluation) 1802 Alonzo Watford Sr. Drive Indianapolis, IN 46202-6222

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