NAIA Eligibility Information
Want to play NAIA? In the NAIA, student-athletes have the opportunity to compete for one of 25 National Championships. Find out more about the sports offered by NAIA schools across the country.
What are the recruiting rules in the NAIA? How much scholarship money is available? What GPA do I need to be eligible to play? The answers to all these questions, and more, are in the NAIA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete.
What is the NAIA Eligibility Center?
The NAIA Eligibility Center is responsible for determining the NAIA eligibility of first-time student-athletes. Any student playing NAIA championship sports for the first time must meet the eligibility requirements. Students must have their eligibility determined by the NAIA Eligibility Center, and all NAIA schools are bound by the center's decisions.
Who needs to register?
Every student interested in playing championship sports at NAIA colleges for the first time needs to register and receive an eligibility determination.