NCAA Clearinghouse 101
For students thinking about playing a Division I or II sport, we highly encourage you and your parents to read through all the information on this website while you’re in 9th grade. There are very strict and specific rules regarding the courses that students must take (throughout all 4 years of high school, including 9th grade) and the grades they need to get in order to be eligible to play a Division I or II sport. (For example....New Visions English, New Visions PIG, New Visions Economics, Foundations of Geometry, Foundations of Algebra 2/Trig, Applied Science, Quantitative Business Methods, BOCES MST Math, BOCES MST Science, and BOCES MST English are NOT accepted by NCAA. In addition, Algebra 1 Part 1 and Algebra 1 Part 2 are only granted 1/2 each by the NCAA).
Any student thinking of playing a Division I or II sport should tell their counselor in 9th grade that they are considering this, because we may very well advise students differently if we know this information.
Here, you can create an account and register with the NCAA. Usually this is done at the end of junior year or the beginning of senior year.
Also on this website, there are topics such as:
Provides information such as the Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete, Initial Eligibility Brochure, Freshmen Eligibility Standards Quick Reference Sheet, Division I and II worksheets, List of Maine- Endwell’s approved NCAA courses, registration checklist, FAQ, etc.
Allows you to search for colleges by division and sport.
Explains the differences between Division I, II, and III.