The advantages of competing in college sports are both immediate and lifelong. Participating in college sports provides opportunities to learn, compete and succeed. Student-athletes receive top-notch academic support, quality medical care and regular access to outstanding coaching, facilities and equipment. Student-athletes as a group graduate at higher rates than their peers in the general student body and feel better prepared for life after college.
College-bound student-athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or Division II school need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework.
Are you ready to play college sports? Download this brochure to find out.
Learn more about choosing the right school with these resources:
- Choosing A College
- Recruiting Fact Sheet
- Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete
Hoping to go pro? For most student-athletes, the experiences of college sports and the life lessons they learn along the way help them pursue careers in business, education, athletics administration, communications, law, medicine and many more fields.
NCAA Division I/II Worksheet
Want to play NAIA? In the NAIA, student-athletes have the opportunity to compete for one of 23 National Championships. Find out more about the sports offered by NAIA schools across the country.
What are the recruiting rules in the NAIA? How much scholarship money is available? What GPA do I need to be eligible to play? The answers to all these questions, and more, are in the NAIA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete.