NCAA/Eligibility Center


What is the Eligibility Center?

The NCAA Initial Eligibility Center is an organization that works with the NCAA to determine a student's eligibility for athletic participation in his or her first year of college enrollment.  Students who want to participate in college sports during their first year of college must register with the Eligibility Center at the end of their Junior year of high school.  The Eligibility Center staff follow NCAA bylaws and regulations in analyzing and processing a student's high school academic records, SAT or ACT scores, and key information about amateur participation to determine the student's initial eligibility.

When to call the Eligibility Center?

Please visit when you have questions like these:

  • What are the rules and regulations related to intial eligibility?
  • How do I register?
  • I have forgotten my PIN.  Can I get a new one?
  • Some of my classes are not on my high school's list.  How can I get these classes added?
  • My "Plan" shows I am missing some materials.  What is missing?
  • Where do I send my transcripts?


Eligibility Center Contact Information:


NCAA Eligibility Center
Certification Processing
P.O.Box 7136
Indianapolis, IN 46207-7136

Phone:  877-262-1492
Fax:  317-968-5102

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NCAA Eligibility Center
1802 Alonzo Watford Sr. Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46202


If you intend to participate in Division I or II athletics as a freshman, you must register and be certified by the Eligibility Center.

Registration Process:

The only method is online registration at  The student myst complete the registration online, pay the registration fee, send official transcripts from all high schools attended, and send official SAT/ACT scores directly from the testing center to the eligibility center.