If you are an international student-athlete planning to compete at an NCAA Division III school, this account is right for you.
(This account may be the right account if you are a two- or four-year college transfer who plans to enroll for the first time at an NCAA Division I or II school. Please check with compliance staff at the NCAA school you plan to attend before creating an NCAA Eligibility Center account.)
We'll ask about the high schools or secondary schools you have attended and the sports in which you have competed.
View the Registration Checklist for more detailed information.
Available during your senior year of high school.
Don't worry--we will notify you when it's time to request your final amateurism certification!
We will not begin your certification until it is requested by an NCAA school.
By establishing an Account, you acknowledge and agree to comply with applicable NCAA bylaws relating to prospective student-athletes, including:
You hereby authorize the NCAA:
Any disclosure of your Information as permitted hereunder will not constitute a violation of your rights, including any rights you may have under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
You hereby acknowledge and agree that the NCAA may use the Information:
The NCAA Eligibility Center may not process a final certification if no NCAA member institution requests your initial academic eligibility or amateur status.
Incorrect evaluation and determination of initial academic eligibility or amateur status is often the result of invalid, outdated, incomplete or fraudulent information provided by college-bound student-athletes, academic institutions, high schools, athletics teams or clubs, tournaments, sanctioning bodies or other related entities. The NCAA Eligibility Center will take reasonable steps to correct or remedy any error in the handling, shipping, processing, assessing or evaluating your Information, to the extent such error is caused by the NCAA. However, you acknowledge and agree that the NCAA has no duty to authenticate the validity or accuracy of any Information submitted to it, whether by you or another Custodian. You further understand that participation in collegiate athletics is a privilege and not a legal entitlement, and that the NCAA initial-eligibility certification process is a condition to your participation in NCAA athletics.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall the NCAA or any of its employees, officers, agents, representatives, or members be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, exemplary or consequential damages resulting or arising from your application for initial-eligibility certification, including any incorrect evaluation or determination of your initial eligibility. You further understand and agree that a refund of your application fee will be the exclusive remedy available to you for any errors caused or committed by the NCAA in connection with your application for initial-eligibility certification.
You also to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the NCAA, its employees, officers, agents, representatives, and members from and against all liability for all claims, actions, suits, procedures, damages, demands, losses, and costs arising from or out of (i) your submission of any Information to the NCAA; (ii) the use, evaluation, disclosure, and/or dissemination of any Information provided by you or others, including the NCAA's decision or ruling on your eligibility status, the timing of such decision or ruling on your eligibility status, and the use of your Information by the NCAA and other as authorized by these Terms.
The foregoing release and indemnity is governed by the laws of the State of Indiana, and is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by such laws. If any portion thereof is held invalid, the balance will continue in full legal force and effect.
For purposes of clarity, any release or right granted to the NCAA under these Terms includes a release or right granted to any department within the NCAA, or any authorized agent acting on the NCAA's behalf.
In the event a duplicate registration was completed with payment processed, a completed refund request form may be submitted for consideration at any time. If an incorrect account type was selected, a completed refund request form must be submitted within 30 calendar days from the payment date. No refunds will be given due to nonparticipation or disinterest at an NCAA school.
The NCAA will send you text messages only after (1) notifying you that the NCAA intends to send you text messages via an automated dialer and that consent is not a required condition of purchase and (2) then receiving your consent. By texting and confirming participation, you agree to receive occasional text messages from the NCAA Eligibility Center at your mobile number. Texts may be sent via an automated system.
The NCAA does not charge any fee for joining the NCAA Eligibility Center texting program. However, message and data rates may apply.
Note that mobile carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered text messages. Supported carriers include AT&T, Metro PCS, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless.
To stop receiving text messages, text ECSTOP to 696222. Following such an opt-out request, you will receive one (1) final text message confirming that you have elected to stop receiving text messages. No additional text messages will be sent thereafter under this program unless you re-activate your subscription.
Note that opting out of receiving texts will not automatically unsubscribe you from receiving additional emails and unsubscribing from emails will not automatically opt you out of receiving additional text messages.
For support or information about the NCAA Eligibility Center text messaging program, text HELP to 696222. You can also email the NCAA at email@example.com or call 877-262-1492.
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