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As a long-time partner of the NCAA Eligibility Center and preferred eTranscript sender, Parchment was thrilled to share details with our community earlier this month on how counselors can support their aspiring student-athletes. Our mission is to provide as many students as possible with a way to turn their credentials into opportunities. Our relationship with the NCAA helps us fulfill this goal through one of the many pathways that students may take: NCAA collegiate athletics.
According to the NCAA, there are many advantages for student-athletes: top-notch academic support, quality medical care, and regular access to outstanding coaching, facilities, and equipment. In addition, student-athletes graduate at higher rates than their peers.
To ensure they meet amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework, all of your student-athletes must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. The Eligibility Center is responsible for evaluating and certifying college-bound student athletes for collegiate competition at NCAA Division I and II schools.
During a recent Parchment webinar, high school administrators learned all about the NCAA registration process for Division I and II schools from Glenn Terry, Director of Outreach and Strategic Partnerships at the Eligibility Center. Here are the highlights.
Students have two options: registering for a Profile Page or setting up a Certification account. (Visit registration page.)
Here are some fast facts highlighting key information:
According to Terry, your student-athletes should share their NCAA ID with recruiting schools and, of course, apply to their desired schools to be accepted. Students should also ask for their final amateurism certification before enrolling and have their counselors submit a final transcript (use Parchment!) with proof of graduation.
Last (but certainly not least), follow the NCAA on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) to stay up to date on the latest information from the association.
While the NCAA certification process may seem complex or confusing, the Eligibility Center will help you every step of the way. Designed for high school student-athletes, parents, coaches, and others, these resources will help you successfully navigate the initial-eligibility process.
Also, review the Registration Checklist to ensure you have all the required information you need. And take a look at the most popular FAQs, including those related to COVID.
Questions? Call NCAA Eligibility Center Customer Service at 877-262-1492 (students and families) or 877-622-2321 (high school administrators). Interested in learning about how Parchment can support digital transcript delivery to the NCAA eligibility center for your school? Contact us today!