ATHLETICS in COLLEGE
Students who play sports in high school may consider playing sports at the collegiate level. In order to make that decision, students need to consider some of the following questions:
As you consider the option of being a student-athlete, make yourself knowledgeable of the recruitment guidelines. These can be located at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Clearinghouse website and the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association (which covers two-year colleges) website.
Remember that the final decision of acceptance to a college is not based on your athletic ability, but on your ability to meet the regular academic admissions requirements. In order to be qualified for D-I or D-II athletics, a student must be certified as academically-eligible by the NCAA. For D-III schools the academic-eligibility varies by each school/conference. Students interested in being qualified for D-I and/or D-II colleges should begin the registration process no later than the beginning of the senior year. Also, clearinghouse registration needs completed prior to an "official" visit. To register you will need the school's CEEB code which is 391830.
Be sure to be discussing your plans on athletics and college with your parents and coaches, as well as your school counselor.