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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is the governing body for collegiate sports.  They have three division of athletics, Division I, II & III.   Each division has different rules in which the coaches can operate.   The NCAA does use like terms within the recruiting domain.  These are terms that you should learn and understand.  Some of these terms include contact, contact period, quiet period, dead period, evaluation period, etc.


Click here to review the NCAA terminology

NCAA Eligibility Center

If you think that you are interested in college soccer and the college soccer process, you should register with NCAA Eligibility Center as early in the recruiting process as you can.  It takes just a few minutes to register, and you can have your documents sent for review.  Click here to view the NCAA Eligibility Center website.


The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is a college athletics association for small colleges and universities in North America.  In the 2018–2019 season, it has 251 member institutions. 

Click here for more pertinent information on the NAIA.

College Academic Testing

Standardized Testing

Many colleges require a standardized test from either the ACT or SAT.  Both tests are offered on many occasions during the year.  Both tests are used by colleges, in coordination with academic transcripts to determine entrance viability.


The ACT is a multi-choice administered test that measures college readiness.   To take a free online ACT test click here.

ACT Basics

The SAT is like the ACT in which it is a multi-choice test that measures college readiness. 

SAT Basics

The SAT is like the ACT in which it is a multi-choice test that measures college readiness. 

If you are unsure of which test to take, feel free to review the US News & World Reports comparison.  Click here

College Admission's Timeline

The NCAA has specific academic requirements for each of the divisions.   To be eligible to compete in your first year of college you have to attain a certain number of high school core courses.  Here is a chart explaining what is required: