• Student-Athletes Are You Ready to Play?
    Check out the NCAA High School Timeline

    As you move semester by semester toward your dreams of collegiate play, initial-eligibility standards helps ensure you are prepared to succeed in college.

    It's vital to plan ahead and take your high school classes seriously.

    We encourage you to use the NCAA high school timeline as a way to stay on track for meeting NCAA initial-eligibility requirements.

    Remember, NCAA core-course GPA starts in ninth grade!


    This year's edition of the NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete has been delayed to ensure it is reflecting the most recent changes impacting college-bound student-athletes. The 2021-22 edition will be released mid-October. The 2020-21 edition continues to be available for download here.