The NAIA Eligibility Center is responsible for determining the NAIA eligibility of first-time student athletes. Any student playing NAIA sports for the first time must meet the eligibility requirements. Students must have their eligibility determined by the NAIA Eligibility Center, and all NAIA schools are bound by the center's decisions.
NAIA Schools in Washington: Evergreen State College Northwest UniversityWho needs to register?
- Every student interested in playing sports at NAIA colleges for the first time needs to register and have a determination if they are eligible to play.
What happens when you register?
- You will create a personal profile with basic facts about your academic history and sports participation to date.
- You'll also have the opportunity to provide more in-depth information about your experience and accomplishments, plus the type of college you have in mind - size, location, areas of study, extracurricular activities.
- Then they will provide a list of NAIA colleges that match those interests. You can choose to have your profile sent directly to the schools - coaches and admissions offices - you choose.
What information will you need to provide?
- Current contact information, previous residences and addresses, high schools attended and history of sports participation during and after high school graduation.
- ACT or SAT scores will need to be sent directly to them when you register
- A final transcript to verify high school graduation, class rank and GPA
Do you need to register if you are already registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
- Yes, these are two separate associations, with two different sets of rules and certification processes.