NCAA Initial Eligibility Center
NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse Site - www.eligibilitycenter.org
NCAA Approved Courses at Owen J. Roberts - OJR's School Code is 394085
Quick Reference GuideWhen should I apply?
Students should apply during the anytime after their sophomore year to ensure ample time for processing and record keeping.
Who should apply?
Anyone who has even the remotest thought of competing in athletics at the college level should apply.
How do I apply?
- Register on the NCAA Eligibility website and fill out the NCAA Domestic Student Release Form by going to www.eligibilitycenter.org
- Fill out OJR's Transcript Release Form (available here)
- Bring a copy of the NCAA Domestic Student Release Form, along with the completed OJR Transcript Release Form to the Guidance Office.
- Arrange for all SAT/ACT scores to be sent directly to the NCAA from either/both testing services. The NCAA's code for SAT/ACT score requests is 9999. Go to www.collegeboard.org for SAT scores and/or www.actstudent.org for ACT.
What is the NCAA Initial Eligibility Center?
The NCAA Initial Eligibility Center is a governing board that was established by NCAA (National College Athletic Association) institutions in 1993. It's primary function is to ensure the consistent application of NCAA initial eligibility requirements and acts as the sole certification authority of student athletics for participants in Division I and II athletics.
How Were the Standards Developed?
- Division I academic consultants looked at data from a variety of sources:
- Graduation Rate Disclosure
- Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse Data
- Academic Performance Census
- Basic Academic Study Skills
- College Board Survey of Colleges
How do I become NCAA Certified?
- You must graduate from high school.
- To qualify for Division II, for the class on 2018 and beyond, the NCAA will use a sliding scale instead of the above minimum scores (check the website for details). Please note, the NCAA calculates student GPA's using its own system. They do not use the Owen J. Roberts GPA. See Division I and II Worksheets (above) to understand the NCAA's GPA calculation.
- Qualification for Division I is based on a sliding scale that takes your SAT/ACT score and core-course GPA into account. See link at top of page for this sliding scale.
- Students enrolling at an NCAA Division I or II institution for the first time need to also complete the amateurism questionnaire through the Eligibility Center website. Students need to request final amateurism certification prior to enrollment.