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College Bound NCAA Student Athletes


National Collegiate Athletic Association is an organization founded in 1906 that has established rules on eligibility, recruiting and financial aid. If you then plan to participate in a Division I or Division II sport in college then you must be certified by the NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse.

If a student is a candidate for an athletic scholarship and plans a trip to the college they must be registered and cleared by the NCAA prior to the visit.

The student also must request his/her SAT Reasoning/Subject tests or ACT test scores be sent to NCAA (Code 9999).

If a student plans to play a sport or walk on at a community college, the student must first contact the college by telephone or letter before that college can contact them.

NCAA Clearinghouse Instructions

  1. Obtain NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student-Athlete

  2. To obtain Clearinghouse Forms click eligibility center to register.  

  3. Be sure to follow the instructions for registering with NCAA from their website.

Make sure the courses you plan to take are approved by the NCAA as listed in the NCAA Eligibility Portal. You will need the Monte Vista High School code for access: 050727.

Log on to the NCAA eligibility center to begin the registration and application process.