The NCAA Eligibility Center was established to certify the academic and amateur credentials of all college-bound student-athletes who wish to compete in NCAA Division I or II athletics. For complete overview click here.

Contact Information
NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse:
P.O. Box 4043
Iowa City, Iowa 52243-4043
 
Package or overnight delivery:
301 ACT Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52243-4043
 
Clearinghouse customer service
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM., Central time,
M-F U.S. (toll-free)
(877) 262-1492
24-hour response:
(877) 861-3003
Fax: (319) 337-1556
 
Complete the Student Release Form
To register with the clearinghouse, you must complete and sign the Student Release Form (SRF) and send it to the clearinghouse along with a $30 registration fee. This process is strongly recommended to be completed online, so please click here. This SRF does two things:
It authorizes each high school you have attended to send the clearinghouse your transcript, test scores, proof of graduation and other necessary graduation information.
It authorizes the clearinghouse to their academic information to all colleges that request your eligibilty status.
Fee Waivers
U.S. student-athletes are eligible for a fee waiver if they have already received a fee waiver (not state voucher) for the ACT or SAT. The high school counselor will also be required to submit an electronic fee waiver verification on their behalf.
 
Freshman Eligibility Requirements Reference Sheet
 
Division I 2008
16 Core Courses:
4 years of English
3 years of Mathematics
(Algebra I or Higher)
2 years of Nat / Phys Science
(1 year of lab)
1 year of additional English,
Mathematics or Natural /
Physical Science
2 years of Social Science
4 years of additional courses including
Foreign Language or Non-Doctoral
Religion / Philosophy
 
Division II 2008
14 Core Courses:
3 years of English
2 years of Mathematics
(Algebra I or Higher)
2 years of Nat / Phys Science
(1 year of lab)
1 year of additional English,
Mathematics or Natural /
Physical Science
2 years of Social Science
3 years of additional courses including
Foreign Language or Non-Doctoral
Religion / Philosophy
 
Standardized Testing Requirements
 
Division I - A sliding scale is used, composed of the student’s G.P.A. and Test score.
 
Division II - Minimum SAT score is 820 (verbal and math sections only).
Minimum ACT sum score is 68