NCAA Clearinghouse

  • What is the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse?

    The NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse (the clearinghouse) is an organization that works with the NCAA to determine a student’s eligibility for athletics participation in his or her first year of college enrollment.  Students who want to participate in college sports during their first year of enrollment in college must register with the clearinghouse.

    Located in Iowa City, Iowa, the clearinghouse staff follows NCAA bylaws and regulations in analyzing and processing a students high school academic records, ACT or SAT scores, and key information about amateurism participation, to determine the student’s initial eligibility.

    The clearinghouse evaluates your academic record to determine if you are eligible to participate at a Division I or II college as a freshman student-athlete. (The clearinghouse is not the NCAA, but an organization that performs academic evaluations for the NCAA.)


    When to call the clearinghouse

    NCAA Eligibility Center

    P.O. Box 7136

    Indianapolis, Indiana 46207

    877/262-1492(customer service Mon-Fri, 8a-5p Eastern time)

    317/223-0700 (international callers)