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NAIA Eligibility Center

NAIA Eligibility Center

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

NAIA is the governing body for athletic programs at its nearly 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada.  Log on to view a list of NAIA schools.


NAIA Eligibility:

The NAIA Eligibility Center is responsible for determining the NAIA eligibility of first-time student-athletes.  Any student playing NAIA sports for the first time must meet the eligibility requirements. Students must have their eligibility determined by the NAIA Eligibility Center, and all NAIA schools are bound by the center's decisions.

If you will graduate from high school this spring and enroll in college this coming fall, the requirements are simple. High school graduation, plus two out of three of these requirements


1. Achieve a minimum of 18 on the enhanced ACT or 860 on the SAT.

2. Achieve a minimum overall high school GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

3. Graduate in the top half of your high school class.


How to Register:

You will need to create a personal profile with the basic facts about your academic history and sports participation to date. Log on to register


Registration Fee:

There is a $60 registration fee. This is a one-time nonrefundable registration fee, and all services of the NAIA Eligibility Center are included. The counseling may waive the registration fee if you have previously qualified for and received a waiver for the ACT or SAT fee.


For additional information, please visit the NAIA website, or see the counseling office.