The advantages of competing in college sports are both immediate and lifelong. Participating in college sports provides opportunities to learn, compete and succeed. Student-athletes receive top-notch academic support, quality medical care and regular access to outstanding coaching, facilities and equipment.
And student-athletes as a group graduate at higher rates than their peers in the general student body and feel better prepared for life after college.
College-bound student-athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or Division II school need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework.
While playing sports at a Division III school does not require you to register with the Eligibility Center, there are still some important things you need to know.
- Guide for the College-Bound student-athlete
- Guide to International Academic Standards for Athletics Eligibility
- Transfer Guide
- How do scholarships work?
- Benefits of being a student-athlete
- Recruiting calendars
- Think you will play professionally? Check out the numbers.
- Frequently asked questions
Playing sports for an NCAA school is not your only option. Check out the National Intercollegiate Athletics Association (NAIA) or the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for other opportunities.