- Register with College Board or ACT, using code 9999 to send SAT or ACT scores to NCAA Clearinghouse. These scores must be directly reported from the testing agency and not the school. The writing component will not be used.
- Students can use Fee Waivers only if the student received one for the SAT or ACT. After the student has signed up online, they will need to contact Mr. Cunningham in Guidance so that he can submit the Waiver online on the student's behalf.
- Review transcript with your counselor to ensure you have taken correct Core-Courses needed to meet initial-eligibility at a Division I or II College.
- The NCAA Grade Point Average will be calculated using only the core courses that are accepted and appear on the certification report.
- If you have attended more than one high school since high school, the clearinghouse must receive an official transcript for each school.
- If your child plans to compete, practice or receive an athletic scholarship at a Division I or II college, he or she must meet the eligibility requirements.
- Your son or daughter should register with the clearinghouse after completion of his or her Junior year. The school counselor must send a copy of transcript after the junior year. ACT or SAT test scores must be submitted directly from the testing agency. The clearinghouse will not accept scores from high school.
- Monitor you son’s or daughter’s eligibility to make sure they are taking approved courses.
- NCAA colleges may obtain information from the clearinghouse about your son’s or daughter’s status and progress only if his or her information is specifically requested by that college.
- If your son or daughter is academically eligible to participate in intercollegiate athletics and is accepted as a full-time student at a Division I or II school, he or she may receive athletics-based financial aid from the school. Division I or II Athletic financial aid MAY cover tuition and fees, room and board, and books.
- Division III does not use the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. Contact your Division III college regarding its policies on financial aid, practice and competition.
- National Letter of Intent – In signing the letter, your son or daughter agrees to attend the institution for one academic year. In exchange, that institution must provide athletics financial aid for one academic year.
- All students regardless of whether they receive a full or partial scholarship shouldcomplete the FAFSA to determine if they are eligible for Federal Title IV Aid.