NCAA Eligibility Information
Students who plan on participating in NCAA Division I or Division II college athletics must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Students who participate in NCAA Division III college athletics do NOT need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. You can click on the links to determine the schools you are interested in attendings eligibility.
To register visit the website www.eligibilitycenter.org .
GPA: Student athletes must have a GPA of at least 2.3 in NCAA approved core courses. Please use the link and the ACT code 431105 to access the list of approved courses for Fulton High School. These consist of core classes (math, science, history, and english). For more information about NCAA GPA requirements, visit the NCAA website.
ACT: Students may take the ACT or the SAT an unlimited number of times prior to full-time collegiate enrollment. All ACT and SAT scores should be reported to the NCAA Eligibility Center. It is best for students to list the NCAA Eligibility Center as a score recipient at the time of exam registration to avoid additional fees. Please note only official test scores sent from the testing agency (ACT/SAT) are acceptable. Test scores on your high school transcript will NOT be used.
Here is the step-by-step process to have your test scores sent.
- Log in to the testing agency website at http://www.actstudent.org/scores/send/.
- The code is “9999” to select the NCAA Eligibility Center as a score recipient (either during exam registration or after exam registration).
- After submitting the request, your official test scores will be sent to the NCAA Eligibility Center and the test score and status report sections of your account will be updated.
- Time frame for the NCAA Eligibility Center to receive scores depends on the testing agency's service standard.
- If you need additional assistance, you can contact the ACT's customer service at 319-337-1270.
Requesting Transcripts for NCAA:
- Initial Transcripts:
Once you have registered with the Eligibility Center, please see Mrs. Brown (Merlin Counselor) to request a transcript to be sent to the eligibility center. Receipt of the document will show up in the "my tasks" section of the student's Eligibility Center account.
- Final Transcripts:
We will upload a final transcript to the NCAA portal for every graduating senior who has created an Eligibility Center account. This will be done once transcripts are finalized at the end of the school year.
It is the student’s responsibility to enroll in the Eligibility Center and to ensure the classes they are taking will meet the outlined NCAA Eligibility Center needs. Your counselor is available to assist you in the process, but cannot guarantee that you will be cleared by the NCAA.
Contact information and Links:
The National Collegiate Athletic Association contact information:
P.O. Box 6222 Indianapolis, Indiana 46206-6222
NCAA Hotline: 800-638-3731
NCAA Eligibility Center: 319-337-1492
NAIA Eligibility Information:
Students who plan on participating in an NAIA sport must register with the NAIA Eligibility Center. Students must have their eligibility determined by the NAIA Eligibility Center, and all NAIA schools are bound by the center’s decisions. To see the complete guide for the NAIA please use the following link, the NAIA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete.
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA):
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is committed to providing quality athletic opportunities to enhance the entire collegiate learning experience for its students. The Association and its member colleges strive to provide equal opportunities for all concerned student-athletes. The Association is sensitive to the special needs and circumstances of the Two-Year College student while keeping within the high academic standards of our 500+ member institutions.
For more information about the NJCAA, please visit the NJCAA handbook.