National Collegiate Athletic Assocation (NCAA) Information for Student Bound Athletes

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), was established in 1906 and serves as the athletics governing body for more than 1,300 colleges, universities conferences and organizations in the United States and Canada.  Member colleges and universities develop the rules and guidelines for athletics eligibility and athletics competition for each of the three NCAA divisions.  Colleges and universities in Division I & II may offer athletics scholarships based on a student's eligibility.

High School athletes who hope to participate in college athletics at an NCAA Division I or II college or university must meet specific academic requirements in order to receive athletic aid (scholarships), practice or compete during their first year of college.  Please visit to learn about the specific academic requirements.  A copy of the 2013-14 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete can also be found on the Student Services Website.