What is the NCAA?
The NCAA, or National Collegiate Athletic Association, was established in 1906 and serves as the athletics governing body for more than 1,300 colleges, universities, conferences and organizations. The NCAA membership includes:
- 335 active Division I members;
- 288 active Division II members;
- 432 active Division III members
One of the differences among the three divisions is that colleges and universities in Division I and II may offer athletics scholarships, while Division III colleges and universities may not.
What is the NCAA Eligibility Center?
|Eligibility Center Contact Information|
|NCAA Eligibility Center:
P.O. Box 7136
Indianapolis, IN 46207-7136
Package or overnight delivery:
Web address: www.eligibilitycenter.org
Eligibility Center customer service:
The NCAA Eligibility Center will certify the academic and amateur credentials of all college-bound student-athletes who wish to compete in NCAA Division I or II athletics.
|IMPORTANT NEW RULES & CHANGES (Class of 2016+)|
You can get more information by accessing the Eligibility Center’s resource page on its website at www.eligibilitycenter.org.
Eligibility Center Contact Information
1200 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64106
Web address: www.playnaia.org
What is the NAIA Eligibility Center?
The NAIA Eligibility Center is responsible for determining the NAIA eligibility of first-time student-athletes. Any student playing NAIA championship sports for the first time must meet eligibility requirements. Students must have their eligibility determined by the NAIA Eligibility Center, and all NAIA schools are bound by the center’s decisions.