NCAA Early Academic Certification – Benefits & Requirements

If your athlete just finished their junior year of high school and has a goal of competing at the NCAA Division I or II level, you should have them register with the NCAA Eligibility Center, if they haven’t already done so.

There are two key reasons for doing so:

  • One is that your athlete can’t be provided an Official Visit by an NCAA Division I or II university until he or she is registered with the Eligibility Center.
  • The other is that your athlete can receive “Early Academic Certification” as a Qualifier if they achieve the academic requirements to receive such certification after six semesters of high school. 

What are the benefits of receiving an early certification decision from the NCAA and the NAIA Eligibility Centers?  

Get your FREE handout – The Benefits & Requirements of NCAA & NAIA Early Academic Certification – which outlines what you & your high school athlete should know.  

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About Rick Allen

25+ years NCAA Rules Expertise, including Director of Compliance at 2 major DI schools

Former President of National Association for Athletic Compliance (NAAC)

Conducts compliance reviews and audits at NCAA Schools throughout the U.S.

Consulted with NAIA schools transitioning to NCAA membership status

Dad of a DI & DII student-athlete

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