Eligibility

First things First! You must enroll in the eligibility center for NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA.

NCWA, doesn't currently require pre-registration/eligibility enrollment; however, they will require academic responsibility from the athlete/wrestler.

Once you have enrolled in the eligibility centers for all of the sanctioning bodies, you will be assigned an ID number with each sanctioning body. This ID number will allow the institution to identify you as a student athlete. You may not begin any visit until you have registered.

If you are wanting to enroll in a DIII school and compete and then transfer to a DI or DII school you will need to have the NCAA Eligibility ID number established. Save yourself time and register while you are still in high school.

There are education requirements you will need to make sure you have completed. They are clearly defined within your official high school transcript. You will need to request that your high school ID number as well as your official transcript be sent to the eligibility centers after the first semester of your junior year. Your high school registrar should be able to assist you with this task.


NCAA Eligibility

Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center

Division I Education Requirements

  • Graduate high school
  • Earn a core course GPA of 2.3 or higher
  • Complete 16 core courses
  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)
  • 2 years of natural/physical science
  • 1 year must be lab science if your school offers it
  • 1 additional year of English, math or natural/physical science
  • 2 years of social science
  • 4 additional years of English, math, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, comparative religion or philosophy
  • You must complete 10 of the core courses by the end of your junior year (before the start of your seventh semester). Seven of the 10 core courses need to be in English, math or natural/physical science. The grades in these seven courses will be "locked in," meaning you will not be allowed to retake them to improve your grades.

Division II Education Requirements:

  • Graduate high school
  • Earn a core course GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Complete 16 core courses
  • 3 years of English
  • 2 years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)
  • 2 years of natural/physical science
  • 1 year must be lab science if your school offers it
  • 3 additional year of English, math or natural/physical science
  • 2 years of social science
  • 4 additional years of English, math, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, comparative religion or philosophy
  • Earn a SAT combined score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68
  • If you are enrolling AFTER August 1, 2018 (Class of 2018 and later)
    • Graduate high school
    • Earn a core course GPA of 2.2 of higher
    • Complete 16 core courses
    • 3 years of English
    • 2 years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)
    • 2 years of natural/physical science
    • 1 year must be lab science if your school offers it
    • 3 additional year of English, math or natural/physical science
    • 2 years of social science
    • 4 additional years of English, math, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, comparative religion or philosophy

Division III Education Requirements

Division III schools are responsible for setting their own academic eligibility rules. It is recommended that each potential student-athlete discuss their athletic eligibility with the athletic personnel. We would still strongly suggest registering with the NCAA Eligibility Center.


NAIA Freshman Eligibility

Register with the NAIA Eligibility Center

Freshman: A student who has not been previously identified at any institution of higher learning for 2 semesters/3 quarters.

To be eligible for competition, a freshman must:

  • Graduate of accredited high school or be accepted as regular student in good standing, AND
  • Meet two of three requirements:
    • Test Score Minimum score of: ACT - 18/ SAT - 860 (Critical Reading and Math Sections only)
    • High School GPA Minimum overall high school GPA of 2.000 on 4.000 scale
    • Class Rank Top 50% of high school graduating class

NJCAA Eligibility:

Review NJCAA Eligibility Rules

Due to the unique academic and athletic situation of each individual, and the complexity of the NJCAA eligibility rules, it is recommended that each potential student-athlete discuss their athletic eligibility with the athletic personnel at the NJCAA college where they have chosen to attend. Should the athletic staff have any questions in determining an individual's eligibility, the college may contact the NJCAA National Office for assistance.

A student-athlete must be a graduate of a high school with an academic diploma, general education diploma or a state department of education with an approved high school equivalency test.