High School Eligibility Requirements 


To be eligible for participation in Kansas State High School Activities Association sponsored activities a student must:

  1. Be a bona fide student in good standing
  2. Pass at least five new subjects (those not previously passed) during the last semester of attendance
  3. Be enrolled and attending a minimum of five new subjects during the present semester
  4. Have a KSHSAA physical exam and parental consent form on file prior to the first practice
  5. Refrain from engaging in outside competition in the same sport during a season in which he/she is representing the school

For more information: http://www.kshsaa.org/School/EntryForms/PDFs/HS/Eligibility.pdf

Collegiate Eligibility Requirements

National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

There are graduation requirements to be eligible to compete at the National Junior College level. Students must also be enrolled as a full-time college student (12+ hours).

For detailed information: http://www.njcaa.org/eligibility/eligibility_rules

To determine your full eligibility, discuss your situation with the athletic personnel at the NJCAA college you plan to attend. 

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

To be eligible to compete for an NAIA school, students must meet 2 of the 3 requirements:

  1. Minimum of 18 on the ACT
  2. Minimum 2.0 GPA
  3. Graduate in the top half of your high school class

For more detailed information: http://www.playnaia.org/page/eligibility.php

To register: http://www.playnaia.org/page/register.php

Registration fees: $125.00

Send official transcripts to the Eligibility Center

Submit ACT and/or SAT test scores to NAIA (Code 9876)


For Division III or Undecided athletes, students can create a profile page for free. This opens communication with NCAA and students can transition the account for certification at any time for Division I or II.

When should I create a profile page? Anytime in high school; the earlier the better!

To be eligible to compete for an NCAA Division I or Division II school, students must certify with the NCAA, complete 16 core academic courses in high school with a minimum GPA of 2.3 and meet a sliding scale ACT or SAT score. Core courses include English, math, science, social studies and foreign language classes only.

For more information:

2020-21 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete

Quick Reference Guides:

Division I Academic Requirements

Division II Academic Requirements

2018 Division II New Academic Requirements

When should I certify? Anytime in the junior year

To create a certification account: https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/register/CERTIFICATION

Certification account fees: $90.00

Send official transcripts to the Eligibility Center

Submit ACT and/or SAT test scores to NCAA (Code 9999)