U.S. students who have completed their junior year of high school may obtain an eligibility determination from the NAIA Eligibility Center before graduating from high school if they meet all the following requirements:
• will enroll at an NAIA institution immediately after high school graduation
• have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale at the conclusion of junior year OR have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale midway through senior year
• have met minimum test score requirement (18 ACT or 860 SAT Critical Reading and Math)
Early decisions are not available for home schooled, international or transfer students.
What do you need to do to get your early decision?
• Create an account with a valid email address.
• Pay the one-time registration fee or indicate qualification for a fee waiver.
• Request that your official transcripts after your junior year be sent to the NAIA Eligibility Center and contact ACT or SAT to have your test scores sent directly.
Opening the door to the college recruiting process
Do you want to play college sports? Get the conversation started now with NAIA college coaches!
NAIA Connections assists student-athletes with the college recruiting process by putting you directly in touch with coaches from NAIA colleges and universities — and you are in charge! It's all part of the NAIA Eligibility Center registration package. Here's how it works.
First - build your customized personal profile:
Tell about the sports you play - positions, best performances, athletic honors, awards
Tell about the type of college you want - location, number of students, public or private, academic programs offered
Search for schools that sponsor your sport
Once your profile is finished, we'll give you a list of NAIA schools that match your profile.
Next - connect with NAIA college coaches and admissions offices:
You tell us the schools you want to connect with, and we'll send your profile directly to them.
NAIA coaches and schools will have the opportunity to get in touch with you - and you've started the conversation!
NAIA Connections helps with the college recruiting process.
It's a personal connection — and you're in control!