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SO WHAT IS SIGNING DAY, ANYWAYS?
Click here  for an article about the details of signing day is and who is signing (originally published in  SwimSwam ).
  
10 MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK A COLLEGE COACH DURING RECRUITING
Click here for an article about some of the most important questions that high school students should ask a swim coach during the recruiting process (originally published in SwimSwam).
  
GUIDE FOR THE COLLEGE BOUND ATHLETE
Click here for a publication from the NCAA with information about everything that is college athletics for the 2017-18 year. 
  
ELIGIBILITY BROCHURE
Click here for a brochure from the NCAA that contains information about how to be eligible for NCAA sports for the 2017-18 year.
  
DIVISION 1 ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
Click here for a brochure from the NCAA that contains information about the Division 1 academic requirements.
  
DIVISION 2 ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
Click here for a brochure from the NCAA that contains information about the Division 2 academic requirements for students enrolling at an NCAA Division 2 school on or after August 1, 2018.
  
WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIVISION I, II AND III?
Click here  for a graphic that explains some of the differences between the three divisions. 
   
SAT CONCORDANCE OVERVIEW
Click here for a document that provides instruction on how to convert SAT exams taken after March 2016 to use on the Division I and II sliding scales. 
  
DECEMBER 2016 COACH NCAA NEWSLETTER
 
NEW NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER REGISTRATION WEBSITE
If you haven't seen it yet, our new registration website is live! Please visit eligibilitycenter.org to take a look at the update site. You can still access the High School Portal and all high school resources by clicking on the "High School Administrators" link on the right side of the top menu next to the "Help" button. 
The new site makes the registration process easier for college-bound student-athletes and improves the accuracy of information our team looks at when evaluating students.  We have several resources to help students, parents, counselors and coaches. Below are some popular tutorials:
To view all new tutorials, please visit the High School Portal and select the link under "New Website Resources." If you have questions not answered through our resources, please contact the Customer Service Center at 877/622-2321.
  
JULY 2016 COACH & COUNSELOR NCAA NEWSLETTER
 
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO SCHOOL STATUS DESCRIPTIONS AND NEW COURSE CATEGORIES
Next week, you will see some changes to the look of the NCAA Eligibility Center's High School portal. We believe these changes will help clarify the statuses of all schools/programs and simplify the review process for core courses. In addition, we will also provide improved visibility to the status of core course reviews under the NCAA Courses tab and visibility to documents uploaded through your account under a new My Documents tab. Many of these changes have resulted directly from your feedback. Thank you for your continued partnership with us!
To enable the technical updates, the High School portal will be unavailable beginning at 3pm EST on Monday, July 18 and available again no later than 8am EST on Tuesday, July 19.
  
CHANGES TO HIGH SCHOOL ACCOUNT STATUSES
When viewing the list of courses for your school's account, you will see an account status that is publicly-visible. The account status determines whether approved core-courses and proof of graduation may be used in a student's initial-eligibility certification. Please see below for a list of the new account statuses and their descriptions:
  • Cleared: Courses listed as approved on this account's List of NCAA Courses and proof of graduation from this account may be used in the initial-eligibility certification process.
  • Extended Evaluation: The use of courses from this account in the initial-eligibility certification process is pending individual review. Proof of graduation from this account may be used in the initial-eligibility certification process.
  • Not Cleared: Courses and proof of graduation from this account will not be used in the initial-eligibility certification process.
  • In Review: Courses and proof of graduation from this account will not be used in the initial-eligibility certification process at this time. Upon rendering of a decision, courses and proof of graduation may or may not be used in the initial-eligibility certification process, depending on account status.
  • Account suspended: This account did not complete the review process. To determine if courses and proof of graduation can be used in the initial eligibility certification process this account must complete the Eligibility Center review process.
  • Closed: This account is no longer in operation. Please review the Additional Information and Core Course List for details regarding use of courses and proof of graduation prior to school closure.
  • None: This account has not been reviewed. To determine if courses and proof of graduation can be used in the initial eligibility certification process this account must complete the Eligibility Center review process.
NEW COURSE CATEGORIES
Two new course categories will be added to help identify courses that required submission of additional information to complete their review.
  
1. Additional Information Required
Upon submission of a course title for review, if the high school review staff is unable to render a decision using existing resources on file (e.g., course catalogs, database notes, agreements with state agencies, etc.), the high school's account will be tasked for additional information in the high school portal. The course title will appear in the new Additional Information Required category until the appropriate documents have been submitted. Once the high school review staff has reviewed the additional information, a final decision will be rendered and the course will be moved to the appropriate category (Approved, Denied, etc.). Previously, such courses were placed in the Denied category with a Reason Code of RC8 with no prompt for additional information.
   
2. Pending Individual Review
The high school review staff may also designate a course to the new Pending Individual Review category if it requires review of student-specific documents upon course completion (individual review). This step may be required if: The high school has an Account Status of "extended evaluation," or A core course is individualized on a student-by-student basis To determine whether a course is eligible for individual review, the high school review staff must first determine whether a course's instructional design (e.g., curriculum, assessments, instruction) meets NCAA requirements. Schools with courses that may require individual review will be notified in a separate letter regarding next steps for review of their courses.
   
MAY 2016 COACH & COUNSELOR  NCAA NEWSLETTER
  
TRANSCRIPT SUBMISSION
It is graduation time! Counselors at your school will soon begin receiving task emails for both junior and senior student-athletes who are registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center. They will need to submit either a six-semester or final official transcript for those student-athletes. 

The easiest way to send the NCAA official transcripts is by uploading them directly through the High School Portal. Direct uploads are quick, free and provide almost immediate access to a student-athlete's transcripts. More information about directly uploading transcripts can be found here. The NCAA Eligibility Center also accepts official electronic transcripts from a list of approved providers. Click here for more details on transcript submission.
  
TEST SCORE SUBMISSION
In order for a student's academic certification to be processed, the student must have ACT or SAT scores submitted to the NCAA Eligibility Center directly from the testing agency. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how they can request to have their test scores sent.
  
Test scores on a high school transcript will not be used. Students may take the ACT or the SAT an unlimited number of times prior to full-time collegiate enrollment, and the best score will be used in the final academic certification. Test scores are matched to the student's NCAA Eligibility Center account by name, date of birth and address.
  
Note: If a student took the SAT before March 2016 and then takes the redesigned SAT, the NCAA Eligibility Center will not combine section scores from the current and redesigned SAT when determining a student's initial eligibility. The NCAA Eligibility Center will only combine section scores from the same version of the test. Because the redesigned SAT varies in design and measures different academic concepts than the old SAT, a numerical score on the old test may not be equivalent to the same numerical score on the redesigned test.A concordance chart will be provided from the College Board in May 2016.
  
UPDATE YOUR CORE COURSE LIST
The end of the school year is a great time for your school to update its List of NCAA Courses. A list that has not been updated recently could delay graduating seniors' academic certification or prevent them from meeting the requirements. 

Please visit the High School Portal to verify your school's list is current and the courses that your student-athletes are taking are on the approved list of approved courses.