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NAIA Eligibility Center
What is the NAIA Eligibility Center?

The NAIA Eligibility Center is responsible for determining the eligibility of first-time NAIA student-athletes.  Any student playing NAIA sports for the first time in the fall of 2011 or later must have his or her eligibility determined by the NAIA Eligibility Center.

The NAIA Eligibility Center began accepting registrations on September 1, 2010.

•  Any student who wants to play NAIA sports for the first time Fall 2011 or after will need to register. This includes high school seniors, 2-year or 4-year college transfer students, current students at NAIA schools who have not played NAIA sports, or any other person wanting to play NAIA sports for the first time.
•  Students register by visiting www.PlayNAIA.org and creating a profile with facts about academic history and sports experience. A short video explains the registration process in more detail.
•  There is a registration fee of $60 for U.S. students and $85 for international students.
•  A fee waiver is available to domestic applicants based on the need of the student.
•  ACT and SAT test scores should be sent to the NAIA Eligibility Center directly from the testing service using the code 9876.
•  Official transcripts confirming high school graduation, cumulative GPA and class rank should be sent to the NAIA Eligibility Center directly from the student's high school after high school graduation.
•  A new early decision process has been established that allows some high school seniors to get their eligibility decision early. Domestic high school seniors with a “B” average (3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale) after their junior year of high school and who meet the test score requirement (18 ACT or 860 SAT) are encouraged to send their Junior Year transcripts and their test scores to the NAIA Eligibility Center, as instructed above, to receive an eligibility decision prior to high school graduation.

Connect with the NAIA Eligibility Center!
The NAIA Eligibility Center wants to connect with you!

•  Connect on Facebook! “Like” the PlayNAIA Facebook page, then tell us about the best play you ever made in a high school game!
•  Connect on Twitter! Follow Play_NAIA on Twitter to keep up with all the latest NAIA happenings!

Connect on YouTube! Subscribe to the NAIA Channel on YouTube to see game highlights and to find out more about the NAIA and the NAIA Eligibility Center!

NCAA Eligibility
All information regarding NCAA eligibility can be found here.

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