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What is a signing date?

A signing date is the date an athlete can sign a National Letter of Intent (NLI). An NLI binds an athlete to a college or university. The signing date, or period, happens at different times, depending on which sport an athlete is offered a scholarship. They also change from year to year, so make sure […]

What is the ACT?

The ACT is a standardized test used by the NCAA, NAIA, and individual collegiate institutions to determine eligibility and admissions. The ACT is comprised of four sections: math, English, science reasoning, and reading. The NCAA uses a sliding scale to determine the correlation between ACT score and core-course GPA. Here is the NCAA sliding scale. […]

What is the SAT?

The SAT is the most widely used college admissions test in the United States. It is a standardized test developed by College Board and is used to assess a high school student’s readiness for college. The SAT test is meant to measure how well students can analyze and solve problems, and demonstrate literacy and writing […]

What is my GPA?

Your GPA is your Grade Point Average. This is a measurement of the grades you receive for your high school courses. The GPA is put on a 4.0 scale and each letter grade you receive has a different numerical value: A is worth 4 points, B is 3 points, C is 2 points, D is […]

What is the NAIA Eligibility Center?

The NAIA Eligibility Center is the organization that governs all sports competition within NAIA colleges and universities. In order to participate in collegiate athletics at an NAIA school, you need to register with the NAIA Eligibility Center. The NAIA Eligibility Center processes the academic and athletic information of high school students in order to determine […]

What is the NCAA Clearinghouse?

The NCAA Clearinghouse (now called the Eligibility Center) is the branch of the NCAA that oversees an athlete’s eligibility throughout their college athletic career. The NCAA Eligibility Center ensures that college athletes all adhere to the same requirements and that individual schools enforce those rules upon their athletes. Prospective student athletes must meet the requirements […]

What is the NCAA Eligibility Center?

The NCAA Eligibility Center (formally known as the NCAA Clearinghouse) is the eligibility arm of the governing body that oversees the eligibility process for incoming collegiate student-athletes. The NCAA Eligibility Center works to ensure that athletes who compete in sports in college all meet the minimum academic and athletic requirements needed. The NCAA Eligibility Center […]

What is the FAFSA?

The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, an application that can be filled out by prospective college students, as well as current college students looking for financial aid. Many students qualify for financial aid so the FAFSA is a great opportunity to find some help paying for college. A student who meets […]

What is an athletic scholarship?

An athletic scholarship is an amount of financial aid awarded to a student-athlete from the college athletic department. These athletic scholarships are awarded based on the student’s athletic abilities and how they can contribute to the team. A coach decides who receives scholarships and how much they are awarded. Both the NCAA and the NAIA […]

What is the NJCAA?

The National Junior College Athletic Association is the organization that facilitates the sports and athletes at the Junior College/Community College level. The NJCAA is comprised of 525 schools in 24 regions in the United States, and has three division levels: I, II, and III. Similar to the NCAA and NAIA, the NJCAA was organized to […]

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