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Athletic Eligibility

NCAA Eligibility Center


Register with NCAA Eligibility Center

Choose from our two account types to get started:

1. Certification Account: You need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center to compete at an NCAA Division I or II school. You also need to be registered with a Certification Account before you can make official visits or sign a National Letter of Intent in Division I or II.

2. Profile Page: If you plan to compete at a Division III school or are currently unsure in which division you want to compete, create a Profile Page. If at any time you wish to pursue a Division I or II path, you will be able to transition to a Certification Account. For Certification Accounts, please allow between 30 to 45 minutes to register completely.

If you need to exit and come back at a later time, you can save and exit once your account or profile is created. Reference the Help section located in the top task bar at any time to answer your questions as you work through registration.


Register with helps future student-athletes discover and connect with NAIA schools, coaches, and athletic scholarships. PlayNAIA is also the official clearinghouse for NAIA eligibility. Every student-athlete must register with the NAIA Eligibility Center to play sports at an NAIA college or university.

New Freshmen GPA Requirements

Incoming freshmen can now become NAIA eligible without a test score or class rank provided they meet the following minimum GPA (on a 4.0 scale):

2.3 GPA for recent graduates
2.8 GPA for students who have completed their 7th semester
3.3 GPA for students who have completed their junior year
Students who do not meet the 2.3 minimum GPA upon graduation may still gain eligibility by meeting two of the following three criteria:

2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
Rank in the top 50% of graduating class
Qualifying test score:
ACT: 18
SAT: 970 (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math)

As of May 1, senior mid-year transcripts are no longer accepted for graduating seniors. A senior final-year transcript must be uploaded for these students.