How to Register an Athlete With the NCAA Eligibility Center


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What does 'NCAA' stand for?

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1. Annie is a high school sophomore interested in playing women's basketball at the University of Arkansas. Arkansas has more than 26,000 students and 19 college sports teams, one of which is the Division I women's basketball program. Should Annie register with the NCAA Eligibility Center?

2. Ben is a junior. He wants to play soccer in college. He registers on the NCAA Eligibility Center website. Is he now eligible?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The NCAA has several rules regarding a student's eligibility to participate in collegiate sports. The questions in this practice quiz will challenge you with questions about the NCAA Eligibility Center, the different divisions of college sports and its eligibility rules.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you to:

  • Understand what the NCAA stands for
  • Determine when students should register with the NCAA Eligibility Center
  • Decide whether or not a hypothetical student has NCAA eligibility
  • Tell the difference between Division I and Division III schools
  • Know what students can do if they're worried about low GPAs

Skills Practiced

This quiz will help you apply the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts_ - make sure you can properly define the NCAA acronym
  • Critical thinking - using what you know about NCAA eligibility, be able to assess situational examples, and identify the proper course of action for students
  • Distinguishing differences - be able to tell the difference between Division I and Division III schools

Additional Learning

If you want a more comprehensive view of NCAA eligibility, read the related lesson, How to Register an Athlete With the NCAA Eligibility Center. The lesson will teach you to:

  • Understand the percentage of high school football players that will play in college
  • Name examples of Division II schools
  • Define the steps and requirements for registering with the NCAA