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NAIA Eligibility Center

The National Association of Interscholastic Athletics (NAIA) is the governing body for athletics programs at its nearly 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. The long-held mission of the NAIA is to promote the education and development of well-rounded students and productive citizens through intercollegiate athletics. The association offers equitable access and opportunities for participation in its 23 national championship events in 13 sports held annually throughout the country.

Today, the NAIA strengthens its commitment to student-athletes and strives to enrich their college experience by supporting academic achievement and character development.

Students wishing to play college athletics at an NAIA school should register for the NAIA Eligibility Center during the spring of their junior year at Playnaia website.

Remember the NCAA Eligibility Center and NAIA Eligibility Center are 2 different entities and must be done separate. For more information please talk to your coach, PBHS Athletic Director (Mr. Neill), or the NCAA Coordinator (Mrs. Teri Kuebler).

 

NCAA Eligibility Center

Student-athletes who desire to pursue athletics at the collegiate level must be certified as an amateur athlete and deemed eligible through the NCAA Eligibility Center.  Students must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center prior to the end of their junior year (although it is recommended earlier) eligiblitycenter site.

 

Division I Academic Requirements

 

Full Qualifier (practice, compete, and receive athletics scholarship during their first year of enrollment at an NCAA Division I school):
Complete 16 core courses
Ten of the 16 core courses must be completed before the seventh semester (first day of senior year) of high school.
Seven of the 10 core courses must be in English, math, or science.
Earn a core-course GPA of at least 2.3
Earn the ACT/SAT sum score matching your core-course GPA on the Division I sliding scale (available at eligiblitycenter)
Graduate high school in eight consecutive semesters

 

Academic Redshirt (receive an athletics scholarship during their first year of enrollment and may practice during their first regular academic term but may NOT compete during their first year of enrollment):
Complete 16 core courses
Earn a core-course GPA of at least 2.0
Earn the ACT/SAT sum score matching your core-course GPA on the Division I sliding scale (available at eligibilitycenter)
Graduate high school in eight consecutive semesters

 

Division II Academic Requirements (College-bound student-athletes first enroll at an NCAA Division II school before August 1, 2018

 

Full Qualifier:
Complete 16 core courses
Earn a core-course GPA of at least 2.0
Earn an ACT/SAT sum score of at least 68/820
Graduate high school in eight consecutive semesters

 

Partial Qualifier:
Complete 16 core courses
Earn a core-course GPA of at least 2.0 OR
Earn an ACT/SAT sum score of at least 68/820
Graduate high school in eight consecutive semesters

 

Division II Academic Requirements (College-bound student-athletes first enroll at an NCAA Division II school on or after August 1, 2018)

 

Full Qualifier:
Complete 16 core courses
Earn a core-course GPA of at least 2.20
Earn the ACT/SAT sum score matching your core-course GPA on the Division II sliding scale (available at eligibiltycenter)
Graduate high school is eight consecutive semesters

 

Partial Qualifier:
Complete 16 core courses
Earn a core-course GPA of at least 2.0
Earn the ACT/SAT sum score matching your core-course GPA on the Division II sliding scale (available at eligibilitycenter)
Graduate high school in eight consecutive semesters

 

All Poston Butte High School core classes are NCAA eligible.  It is recommended that student-athletes take the ACT or SAT at the end of their sophomore year so as to ensure ample opportunities to retake either test throughout their junior and, if necessary, senior years.  Student's section scores can be super-scored, meaning the highest section score from any test administration can be used to form the highest sum score possible.

 

Any NCAA-related questions can be addressed to the NCAA Coordinator, Mrs. Teri Kuebler: tkuebler@fusdaz.org.

College Directories

 

Division I Institutions

Full listing of Division I colleges offering athletics

 

Division II Institutions

Full listing of Division II colleges offering athletics

 

Division III Institutions

Full listing of Division III colleges offering athletics

 

NAIA Member Schools

Full listing of NAIA colleges offering athletics

 

NJCAA Member Schools

Full listing of NJCAA colleges offering athletics