Information for Prospective Student-Athletes

If you aspire to be a student-athlete at the University of Notre Dame or any other institution, or if you are a parent of a child who hopes to do so, there are several things you should know regarding NCAA eligibility requirements and the recruiting process. A great resource for explaining many of these requirements is the NCAA Guide for College-Bound Student-Athletes (PDF).

Every college-bound student-athlete must be certified academically and as an amateur by the NCAA Eligibility Center prior to competing in Division I athletics. Prospects need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at the beginning of their junior year in high school. Register Now.

In order to be academically certified, prospects need to have all transcripts and test scores sent to the NCAA Eligibility Center. All SAT and ACT test scores must be reported to the Eligibility Center directly from the testing agency. When registering for the SAT or ACT, prospects should input the code 9999 to make sure that the score is reported directly to the Eligibility Center.

Please explore the resources on this website for more information relevant to prospects pursuing participation in Division I athletics. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Notre Dam's Athletics Compliance Office at any time.

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