HAMILTON-WENHAM REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
NCAA INFORMATION AND LINKS
The National Collegiate Athletic Association, also known as the NCAA, is the organization through which many of the nation's colleges and universities speak and act on athletic matters at the national level. It is a non-profit, voluntary association whose task is the equitable administration of intercollegiate athletics. Its mission is to protect the best interest of the student-athlete.
What is the NCAA: http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/ncaa-101/what-ncaa
To be eligible to participate at the Division I or II level students must be certified as eligible by the NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse.
If you plan to participate in NCAA Division I or II collegiate athletics, please go on the NCAA website and create an account. Prospective Division I or II athletes are advised to contact their intended college or university for eligibility requirements.
NCAA Eligibility Center https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/
Prospective student athletes MUST have all of their SAT or ACT scores reported directly from the testing agency to the NCAA Eligibility Center. When registering for a test, listing the NCAA Report Code – 9999 as a score recipient will avoid additional fees. Please note only official test scores sent from testing agencies are acceptable. Test scores sent from the high school are not acceptable.
Suggestions for the Student-Athlete
Make your high school coach aware that you are interested to playing that sport on the collegiate level. Ask if he/she is willing to speak with college coaches, or write a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
Communicate by letter or e-mail with college coaches. Consider making them aware of your athletic involvement/accomplishments during your high school years. Prepare a personal statement or resume. Become familiar with the Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete, and the rules for athletic eligibility. Keep your guidance counselor in the information loop. Register with the NCAA Clearinghouse if you plan to participate in Division I or II collegiate athletics.
2019-20 NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete
2019-20 NCAA Initial Eligibility Brochure
NCAA Registration Checklist
Information on the three NCAA Divisions
NCAA Search Tool for Approved High School Credits: https://web3.ncaa.org/hsportal/exec/homeAction
Click on the "List of NCAA Courses" link and enter HWRHS’s CEEB code: 222010 to see the current list of our approved courses.
NCAA Frequently asked questions: https://ncaa.egain.cloud/kb/EligibilityHelp/home
Contact the Eligibility Center
For students and parents with eligibility questions:
877/262-1492 (toll free)