NCAA - Amateurism


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:

Below are some situations that may impact a prospective student-athlete’s amateur status. Click on each topic to learn more about the NCAA Eligibility Center’s requirement in each of these examples.

Need more information?" aria-label="Click here (PDF)">Click here (PDF) for additional amateurism-related resources.

For information about the Eligibility Center’s amateurism response to COVID-19," aria-label="click here (PDF)">click here (PDF).
For questions about name, image and likeness," aria-label="click here (PDF)">click here (PDF).

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