NCAA Certification
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NCAA Certification

What NCAA stand for?

National Collegiate Athletic Association

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a member-led organization dedicated to the well-being and lifelong success of college athletes.

What is NCAA Certification?

The Basketball Certification process provides activity operators who agree to operate their activities in accordance with the applicable legislation and certification requirements the opportunity to receive League Certification to allow the participation of Division I student-athletes and/or Event Certification to allow NCAA Division I coaches to attend and observe prospective student-athletes who are participating in the activity. Event Certification has a post-event requirement as well

How do you become NCAA certified?

Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center by following these steps: Visit and read the two account descriptions. Decide if you would like to sign up with a Certification Account or Profile Page. If you plan to compete at an NCAA Division I or II school, select the “Create an Account” button

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How do you know if you are NCAA eligible?

Academic eligibility is determined using a combination of their SAT/ACT test scores, high school course work and their GPA as calculated using what are called the “NCAA Core Courses.” Your amateurism status is determined based on the answers to your amateurism certificate.

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How long does it take to get NCAA eligibility?

It typically takes 2-3 weeks to get your final certification even if everything is okay with your account.

Is there a fee for NCAA eligibility?

The registration fee is $90 for students from the United States and its territories, and Canada. The registration fee is $150 for students from all other countries. You must pay online by debit, credit card or e-check. Some students may be eligible for a fee waiver

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Is the NCAA Eligibility Center necessary?

It is not necessary to register for the NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER until after your Junior Year academically. However, come July 1 after your Junior Year, it should become your #1 Priority before vacation, games, girls, boys or anything else.

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How can you lose NCAA eligibility?

If requirements are not met the student-athlete will be in violation of NCAA Scholarship Rules and could be in jeopardy of losing their athletic scholarship.

What is the minimum GPA for NCAA eligibility?

The minimum GPA you can have and still be NCAA eligible for DI is a 2.3 GPA and a 900 SAT or 75 ACT sum score. You will need a 2.20 GPA and a 840 SAT or 70 ACT sum score to be eligible at the Division II level. Ultimately, the minimum GPA you will need is dependent on where you fall on the NCAA sliding scale.

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Direct Links

Create Certification account

NCAA Eligibility Center

NCAA Academic Certification

NCAA Eligibility Basics

NCAA Basketball Certification

NCAA Rules

USAB Gold License

USAB Gold License Registration

Information about SAT & ACT Scores and Prep GPA

The NCAA Basketball Certification System – team organizations, coaches, and athletes need to be registered in this database. (Returning coach and athlete users should RENEW their previous account and NOT create a new one.)

USA Basketball Gold License – all individuals involved in coaching activities will need to obtain a USAB Gold License. (Returning users should RENEW their previous account and NOT create a new one.)

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