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 their eligibility to play in college. You need to be cleared by the NAIA Eligibility Center in order to do so.
To be declared academically eligible, you need to meet two out of these three criteria:
1) Earn a minimum of 18 on the ACT or an 860 on the SAT
2) At least a 2.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale)
3) Graduate in the top half of your high school class
Once you register with the NAIA Eligibility Center, you are on your way to being able to compete at an NAIA school.