NCAA Eligibility

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    Student-athletes who intend to participate in Division I or II collegiate athletics are required to meet National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility standards, which include the completion of high school courses. (Note that Division III colleges do not use the NCAA Clearinghouse.) Only courses that have been approved by the NCAA can count toward fulfilling these requirements. The NCAA determines eligibility of courses on an ongoing basis. Be sure to look at Southern Lehigh’s list of NCAA-approved courses on the Eligibility Center’s website ( to make certain that core courses being taken have been approved. Enter Southern Lehigh’s school code: 390830 for a complete list of approved courses.

    The following is a timeline for prospective student-athletes:

    Grade 9:

    • Take the right courses and earn the best grades you can.
    • Ask your counselor for a list of your high school’s NCAA approved core courses/find your high school’s list of NCAA core courses online.

    Grade 10:

    • Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at (students interested in Division III or those unsure about where they want to compete can create a “profile page”).
    • If you fall behind, ask your counselor for help with finding approved courses you can take.

    Grade 11:

    • Check with your counselor to make sure you are on track to graduate on time and complete the required number of NCAA approved courses.
    • Take theACT or SAT and submit your scores to the NCAA by using code 9999.
    • Research what schools you want to apply to that are the best fit for your academic and athletic goals.
    • At the end of the year, turn in an NCAAtranscript release form to the guidance office (forms available in guidance, or at link below) and select NCAA on your Naviance account to record your transcript request.

    Grade 12:

    • Complete your final NCAA core courses as you prepare for graduation.
    • Take the ACT or SAT again, if necessary, and make sure to send scores using code 9999.
    • Request your final amateurism certification beginning April 1 (fall enrollees).
    • After you graduate, ask your counselor to upload your final official transcript with proof of graduation.
    • Only students on an NCAA Division I or II school’s certification request list will receive a certification.

    *Students are encouraged to speak with their counselor and/or Mrs. Piascik to assist with any NCAA related questions.