Prospective student-athletes enrolling for the first time at a Division I or II school must receive a final amateurism certification before being eligible to compete. This includes transfers from junior colleges, NAIA, international or Division III schools.
To receive an amateurism certification, prospective student-athletes should:
- Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center;
- Completely and accurately fill out the “Sports Participation” section during registration;
- Request final amateurism certification promptly
- Monitor tasks assigned to their account.
It is important that you know what situations may impact your amateur status. Click on each topic to learn more
- Taking a break between high school and full-time collegiate enrollment and continuing to play soccer
- Recruiting Service. You can use a recruiting service, but there are guidelines
- Receiving payment to participate in soccer
- Receiving funds or money to offset training expenses
- Accepting prize money based on performance
- Being represented or marketed by a professional sports agent
- Promoting or endorsing a commercial product or service