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Eligibility

The best source of information pertaining to individual cases of eligibility would be with the student's high school athletic administrator who can easily contact the NYSPHSAA Executive Director for interpretation and guidance.

There are eligibility standards that are in place set forth by the membership of the NYSPHSAA and the New York State Commissioner of Education. These rules and regulations apply to grades 9-12. Student-athletes must meet all standards of eligibility for practice and competition.

 


ELIGIBILITY RESOURCES

 NYSPHSAA Handbook
 Questions of Eligibility
 

NCAA Resources Available to New York student-athletes:

NCAA Eligibility Center Website
NCAA Eligibility Center Quick Reference Guide
2014-15 NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete
 

The NCAA’s outreach and education efforts related to initial-eligibility continue to remain in full swing.   These efforts focus on both Division I standards for college-bound student-athletes enrolling on or after August 1, 2016 and Division II college-bound student-athletes enrolling on or after August 1, 2018.  The following materials, which  have been made available to high school and non-scholastic athletic communities, also may be valuable to your colleagues, as they look to assist students and parents with the initial eligibility, recruiting and college selection processes Please refer to  www.eligibilitycenter.org, or our new outreach site,  www.2point3.org for even more information.

 

Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete- The Guide is a highly comprehensive tool, that has been designed to help you understand the NCAA initial-eligibility process and to prepare student-athletes for transitioning from high school to becoming an NCAA Division I or II student-athlete.  http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/CBSA15.pdf

 

Initial-Eligibility Brochure- A quick guide to the standards and steps that it takes to become an NCAA Division I or II student-athlete.
 http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/EB15.pdf

 

Eligibility Center Quick Reference Guide- A complete breakdown of the NCAA Divisions I and II initial-eligibility standards.
 http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Quick_Reference_Sheet.pdf

 

 Division I New Academic Requirements Document- This document discusses the new academic standards for student-athletes enrolling at a Division I college or university on or after August 1, 2016.  
 http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Important_New_Rules/2016_DI_New_Academic_Requirements.pdf

 

Division II New Academic Requirements Document- This document discusses the new academic standards for student-athletes enrolling at a Division II college or university on or after August 1, 2018. 
 http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Important_New_Rules/2018_DII_New_Academic_Requirements.pdf

 

2012-13 Your Path to the Student-Athlete Experience Presentation (for Students)- A PowerPoint presentation for students and parents to provide insight into the registration and certification process.  http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Your_Path_Presentation_for_Student-Athletes.pdf


New Academic Standards PowerPoint-
 http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Important_New_Rules/High_School_IE_Standards.pdf


 

NAIA Website NAIA Eligibility Standards
More Information for Entering Freshmen
Video series on NAIA, Recruiting, and Registering