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NCAA Eligibility Center
Registration Website for College-Bound Athletes

WHAT IS THE NCAA?
The NCAA, or National Collegiate Athletic Association, is the governing body for more than 1,300 colleges, universities, conferences, and organizations. The member colleges and universities develop the rules and guidelines for athletic eligibility and competition for each of the three NCAA divisions. The NCAA membership includes: • 346 active Division I members; • 291 active Division II members; and • 439 active Division III members. One of the major differences among the three divisions is that colleges and universities in Divisions I and II may offer athletics scholarships, while Division III colleges and universities do not. For more information about the NCAA or its members, please visit http://www.ncaa.org.

WHAT IS THE NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER?
"The NCAA Eligibility Center certifies the academic and amateur credentials of all college-bound student-athletes who wish to compete in NCAA Division I or II athletics. To
assist with this process, the NCAA Eligibility Center staff is eager to foster a cooperative environment of education and partnership with high schools, high school coaches and college-bound student-athletes. Ultimately, the individual student-athlete is responsible for achieving and protecting his or her eligibility status." (2013). 2014-2015 guide for the college-bound student-athlete. (p. 4). Indianapolis: NCAA Eligibility Center. Retrieved from http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/CBSA15.pdf

The NCAA Eligibility Center website is located at http://web1.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp This website will aid students and parents in easily accessing the vital information needed to assist student-athletes with the registration, academic, and amateurism certification processes.

2014-2015 GUIDE FOR THE COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENT-ATHLETE: This resource is imperative in assisting prep athletes and their parents in understanding the process and pathways to becoming a collegiate athlete at a NCAA Division I or Division II school. Please follow the link below to access the 2014-2015 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete: http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/CBSA15.pdf

PRIOR TO REGISTERING WITH THE NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS:

HIGH SCHOOL CODE AND GRADUATION DATE

• St. Michael High School Code: 190-186
• Graduation Date: May 15, 2015

TRANSCRIPT REQUEST

• During the registration process, the student-athlete and his/her parents are asked to give their permission for the NCAA Eligibility Center to request the student's transcript(s) from St. Michael the Archangel High School. Once the student has completed the registration process, the NCAA Eligibility Center will email Mr. Kyle Cunningham, NCAA Eligibility Center coordinator for St. Michael the Archangel High School, to alert him that this task must be completed. The ability for school counselors to send E-transcripts to the NCAA Eligibility Center is especially critical for those student-athletes who must be certified as “eligible” by the NCAA prior to beginning pre-season training which may begin just weeks after graduation from high school.

ATTENDED MORE THAN ONE HIGH SCHOOL?

• If the student-athlete attended more than one high school, he or she must request that each former high school forward an official transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center. Transcripts must be sent directly from the school. Transcripts sent via the student or family will not be accepted by the NCAA Eligibility Center.

SEND OFFICIAL ACT AND/OR SAT SCORES

• Official ACT or SAT scores must be sent directly from ACT, Inc. or The College Board (SAT) offices. The NCAA Eligibility Center will not accept ACT or SAT scores sent by the student’s high school. When the student registers for either the ACT or SAT, he or she should select code 9999 to indicate the NCAA Eligibility Center as a recipient of his/her official test scores. If the student-athlete chooses to send ACT scores post-registration, he/she must go to http://www.actstudent.org/scores/send/index.html" and request copies of official ACT score reports be sent to the NCAA Eligibility Center. To request SAT scores post-registration, please go to http://sat.collegeboard.com/scores/.

MONITORING THE NCAA ELIGIBILITY PROCESS FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES

• After registering, the student-athlete and his or her parents should continue to monitor the status of the student-athlete’s eligibility to participate in collegiate sports by logging on to the NCAA Eligibility Center website at http://eligibilitycenter.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.html. High school officials have very limited access to a student-athlete’s records as they appear on the NCAA Eligibility Center’s website and so are unable to determine his or her eligibility status to participate in collegiate sports. Determining a student-athlete’s eligibility status is the responsibility of the student-athlete, his or her parents, the college or university recruiting the student-athlete, and the NCAA Eligibility Center.

THE AMATEURISM QUESTIONNAIRE AND FINAL AUTHORIZATION SIGNATURE

• The student-athlete must be sure to complete the amateurism questionnaire and sign the final authorization signature online. Check the NCAA Eligibility Center website for details and deadlines for completing the amateurism certification process.

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER

Student-athletes and their parents may contact the NCAA Eligibility Center at 877/262-1492 (Toll Free) with any further questions related to this process.

The NCAA Eligibility Center coordinator for St. Michael the Archangel High School is Mr. Kyle Cunningham, Sophomore Counselor. Mr. Cunningham may be contacted at (225) 753-9782 Ext. 23 or via email at kcunningham@smhsbr.org if you should have any questions related to the NCAA Eligibility process.
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