How do I get my NAIA amateur status back?

 The NAIA can take away your amateur status if you become a professional in a particular sport. There are four conditions an athlete must satisfy to get their amateur status back. Discontinue violation of NAIA amateur-standing regulations. You will be charged a season of competition for every year you competed at a professional level. […]

Do I have to register with the NCAA or NAIA?

 In order to be eligible to compete in college sports at the NCAA and NAIA levels, you will need to register with their respective Eligibility Centers at some point. It is recommended that you register as you enter your junior year only if you know for sure that you will be playing at either […]

How long does it take to get cleared by the NCAA or NAIA?

If you want to compete in collegiate athletics, you need to be cleared by either the NCAA or NAIA Eligibility Center. These organizations manage the student athletes who participate in college sports and they need to clear you before you’re eligible to play at college. In order to get cleared, you need to go to […]

When will I know if I am Eligible with the NAIA?

When you register for the NAIA Eligibility Center, you’ll create a personal profile that features both academic and athletic information that will help qualify you for eligibility at NAIA schools. After you’ve registered, you’ll be required to provide official transcripts and test scores. Once they have all the information needed, your profile will start to […]

What are the NAIA requirements?

The NAIA Eligibility Center will determine your eligibility based on your academic records and on some other information that they request. Your academics are the key component to becoming eligible in the NAIA. In order to meet the NAIA requirements, you need to qualify for two of these three benchmarks: 1. A minimum score of […]

How do I submit my SAT and/or ACT scores to the NAIA Eligibility Center?

In order to be cleared by the NAIA Eligibility Center, you need to send your official SAT and/or ACT scores to them. You can put the NAIA Eligibility Center on the list of institutions to receive the scores when you register for the test. Use the numeric code 9876 to have them sent to the […]

What tests do I need to take to be eligible?

The tests you need to take depend on what collegiate level you want to play. NCAA Divisions 1 and 2 require that you take either the SAT or the ACT. For D1 and D2 schools, the NCAA Eligibility Center uses a sliding scale to see if your standardized test score is high enough. The minimum […]

What are the NAIA Academic Requirements?

In order to be academically eligible to compete in the NAIA, you have to meet certain requirements set forth by the NAIA Eligibility Center. The NAIA’s academic requirements are different than the NCAA requirements, so make sure that you don’t get them confused. In order to be eligible for the NAIA as in incoming freshman, […]

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