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Any student who may be participating in either Division 1 or Division 2 college athletics must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. The NCAA requires that a certain number of core courses be successfully completed in high school in order to be eligible. There is also a GPA component and SAT/ACT sliding scale. See recommended timeline broken down by grade level below.
NCAA High School Timeline
9th Grade
  • Start planning now! Take the right courses and earn the best grades possible.
  • Find Phillipsburg High School's list of NCAA-approved core courses at eligibilitycenter.org/courselist
  • Sign up for a free Profile Page account at eligibilitycenter.org for information on NCAA requirements.
 
10th Grade
  • If you fall behind academically, ask your counselor for help finding approved courses you can take.
  • Register for a Profile Page account or Certification account with the NCAA Eligibility Center at eligibilitycenter.org.
  • Monitor your Eligibility Center account for next steps.
  • At the end of the year, ask your counselor to upload your official transcript to your Eligibility Center account.
 
11th Grade
  • Check with your counselor to make sure you are on track to complete the required number of NCAA-approved core courses and graduate on time with your class.
  • Take the SAT/ACT and submit your scores to the Eligibility Center using code 9999.
  • Ensure your sports participation information is correct in your Eligibility Center account.
  • At the end of the year, ask your counselor to upload your official transcript to your Eligibility Center account.
 
12th Grade
  • Complete your final NCAA-approved core courses as you prepare for graduation.
  • Take the SAT/ACT again, if necessary, and submit your scores to the Eligibility Center using code 9999.
  • Request your final amateurism certification beginning April 1 (fall enrollees) or Oct. 1 (winter/spring enrollees) in your Eligibility Center account at eligibilitycenter.org.
  • After you graduate, ask your counselor to upload your final official transcript with proof of graduation to your Eligibility Center account.
  • Reminder -- Only students on an NCAA Division 1 or Division 2 school's institutional request list will receive a certification.