What is the NCAA Clearinghouse? How Do I Register?

What is the NCAA Clearinghouse? How Do I Register?

If you are looking to play NCAA division 1 or division 2 sports you will have to go through what is called the NCAA Clearinghouse. There are no exceptions. Unless you decide to play NCAA division 3 – for this level you do not have to go through the NCAA Clearinghouse certification account.


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What is the NCAA clearinghouse?

It is an organization outside of the NCAA. The website you go to is call the NCAA Eligibility Center. The job of the NCAA Eligibility Center is to evaluate academic records to determine if a prospective student-athlete is eligible (this means allowed/suitable) to participate at a NCAA Division 1 or 2 school. There are no exceptions, all student athletes must register and be cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center.

NCAA Clearinghouse for Division 1 & Division 2 Sports

On the first page of the NCAA Eligibility Center website you will need to select the option to create an account. All student athletes need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center to compete at an NCAA Division 1 or 2 school. It is straight forward to create a Certification Account and they will guide you through the process. CLICK HERE TO CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT NOW. It will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes to register. If for any reason you need to leave and come back later to complete the registration you can save and return later to finish your account. Any account that is not completed within 30 days (this means registration fee paid or fee waiver eligible) will be deleted.

NCAA Clearinghouse for Division 3 or Undecided Student Athletes

The NCAA Eligibility Center has an option for players who are looking to play NCAA division 3 or undecided. Student athletes can create a free Profile Page if the plan is to compete at a Division 3 school or if you are not yet sure where you want to compete. Student athletes will get an NCAA ID after completion of the Profile Page and you will also receive important reminders. CLICK HERE TO CREATE YOUR FREE PROFILE PAGE NOW.

NOTE: If you change your mind or do decide you want to visit a NCAA division 1 or 2 school, you will have to create a certification account. If this applies to you please CLICK HERE.

How do I register for the NCAA Clearinghouse?

The NCAA Eligibility Center is where to go, and they have made creating an account for you very simple and straight forward. Becoming a NCAA D1 or D2 student athlete requires the NCAA to know about your academic history and sport experiences. This is why they have you complete the clearinghouse. Student athletes will also have to provide standardized test scores, high school transcripts and your request for final amateurism certification. Let’s take a quick look at the steps you will need to take when registering with the NCAA clearinghouse:

    • Step 2: Select Division 1 or 2 create an account
    • Step 3: You will be asked to provide an email to receive a verification code. This email address will be the username for your account. Select an email address that you will continue to use after high school/secondary school.
    • Step 4: Check your email for the verification code (including your spam) and follow the instructions

Is there a Cost or Fee to Register for the NCAA Clearinghouse?

Yes there is. This fee is only applicable for the certification accounts of players who wish to play NCAA D1 or D2. The Play Profile account is free for players who wish to play NCAA D3 or are undecided. The cost for domestic USA or Canadian student athletes is $90 usd. For international student athletes the cost is $150 usd.

Important Things You Should Know Before You Register for Your NCAA Clearinghouse Account:

Make sure you choose an email that you regularly use and will not forget (Tip: make a note on your phone or computer so you have a reference if you can’t remember!). The NCAA Eligibility Center uses email to update you about your account throughout the process. Do not use an email that you have previously used to register for another account. Make sure you have all the details about your secondary, high school and any additional basketball programs you have attended at home, in the USA and internationally. You must include all schools regardless of whether you received grades or credits from that school or not. When creating a Certification account you will be asked to provide details for any expenses or awards you received, any teams you have practiced or played with, or certain events in which you participated. You will also be asked about any individuals who have advised you or marketed your skills. This information you provide will help the NCAA Eligibility Center certify your amateur status when requested by you or an NCAA school. Your NCAA certification account registration is only completed after the registration fee is paid or on the submission of a fee waiver (if you are eligible). Registration fees are paid online by debit, credit card or e-check. The registration fee for students in the United States, U.S. territories (includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) and Canada is $90. The fee for all other international students is $150. And remember, Profile Page accounts do not have a fee.

Can I get a refund form the NCAA Eligibility Center for My NCAA Clearinghouse Registration?

Please be aware that all fees paid for the NCAA clearinghouse are nonrefundable once you have successfully registered. However, if for some reason you completed a duplicate registration and paid your registration fee twice by mistake, you may be eligible for a refund of the duplicate registration fee. To request a refund, complete and submit an Eligibility Center refund form. This refund form is available on the Eligibility Center website. Just click on Help (in the top-right corner), then Forms (center-right of screen). The refund form is the first form available. Complete the refund form and email it to this email: [email protected].


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