High school NEWSLETTER 
march 2019

Apply for the NCAA High School Advisory Group

We want your opinion!

The NCAA Eligibility Center is accepting applications for six high school administrators, counselors or athletic administrators to serve as members of the NCAA High School Advisory Group. The following explains more about the group and how to apply.

The purpose of the Advisory Group is to review new processes and procedures, as well as brainstorm and discuss ideas, opinions and feedback concerning ways that the NCAA Eligibility Center can improve its service to the high school community. Over the past three years, the High School Advisory Group has helped implement the "Get the Word Out" Grant program, aided in launching the Eligibility Center's redesigned website, provided feedback to improve many of our resources for high schools and helped shape new processes through the High School Portal, such as uploading high school transcripts.

To apply, please submit a resume and 500-word statement describing why you would like to serve as a member of the High School Advisory Group to ec-clientrelations@ncaa.org. Entries must be submitted by Friday, April 26, 2019. Late submissions will not be considered.

Participation in the Advisory Group is a two-year commitment and will require you to participate in monthly teleconferences during the academic year.


2019 High School Survey

Your feedback is important to us! As a reminder, our High School Survey is open until March 29. Please take a few moments to complete the survey found here. We want to know more about your interactions with our staff and processes, as well as give you the opportunity to provide us with information on any difficult cases you had this year and what we can do to better assist you next time. 

Summer Basketball Events

The NCAA is certifying scholastic boys’ basketball events in the month of June. Basketball players interested in developing their skills and showcasing their talent in front of Division I college coaches will have the opportunity to do so. These students will be required to provide their NCAA ID number when they register. They can obtain an NCAA ID be registering for a free Profile Page or  Certification account on eligibilitycenter.org. More information can be found on the National Federation of High Schools website here.
The NCAA is also hosting a new developmental boys basketball academy for prospects in the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022. The academy is designed to give prospective student-athletes a taste of the college basketball experience. The camps will take place in July at four different venues across the country: Grand Canyon University, University of Houston, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Connecticut. Up to 2400 prospects will be chosen for the camps and prospects can nominate themselves to be selected for the camp in their Eligibility Center accounts. Any questions on the nomination process and criteria for selection can be sent to collegebasketballacademy@ncaa.org.

Final Amateurism Certification Reminder for Students

Students enrolling full time at an NCAA Division I or II college or university in Fall 2019 may request their final amateurism certification starting April 1. 

To request final amateurism, students should log in to their Certification Account at eligibilitycenter.org and:
  • Review their added sports and answers to Sports Questions. 
  • Check their graduation and enrollment dates and update if necessary. 
  • Review any open tasks and complete necessary information.​
Remember, the enrollment date in a student's account should reflect the date they first plan to enroll in an NCAA Division I or II school.

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