The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a nonprofit organization. Its members are a diverse group and are located all over the country - including more than 1,200 colleges and universities, conferences and other organizations.
The NCAA is here to help make competition fair, safe and sportsmanlike. The organization also works to make sports a productive part of college life.
Below are some helpful links as you seek to pursue sports in college.
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NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER (notes from NCAA below)
Certification Account: A student-athlete must be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center to compete at an NCAA Division I or II school. A student also must be registered with a Certification Account before they can make official visits to a school or sign a National Letter of Intent in Division I or II. The registration fee is $80 for domestic students and $135 for international students. Registration typically takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
Profile Page : If a student-athlete is currently unsure which division they want to compete in or plan to compete at a Division III school, they should create a Profile Page. Creating a Profile Page is free and easy. Students should expect 15 to 30 minutes to complete a Profile Page. If at any time the student wishes to play at the Division I or II level, they can transition to a Certification Account and pay the registration fee to begin the certification process.
College search and visit tips:
"Everything to know about Official Visits" - via NCSA
"When to Email" - via NCAA Publications