Dear College-Bound Student-Athlete: This Guide has been designed to help you, your family and your high school administrators understand the NCAA initial-eligibility process and to prepare you for transitioning from high school to becoming an NCAA Division I or II student-athlete. With more than 1,000 colleges and universities across three divisions, NCAA schools offer a variety of academic and athletics programs to meet your needs. From the smallest college towns to the largest metropolitan cities, NCAA member schools provide the opportunity for education and growth in dynamic learning environments. With so many choices available, it is never too early to start doing your homework. Work closely with your high school counselors, talk to college admissions officers, listen to your parents and mentors, and then choose wisely. You will be glad you did. Your participation as a student-athlete will complement your academic education while teaching you life skills not available in the classroom. Growing as a person, both on and off the field, and getting your degree should be your top priority. This new phase of your life can be a wonderful experience if you work hard and prepare for it. As the “front porch” of the NCAA and the first stop on your way to becoming an NCAA studentathlete, the NCAA Eligibility Center continually strives to make your registration and certification experience positive and beneficial. We are here to help you. So, do not hesitate to contact us if you need anything. The NCAA Eligibility Center
For a taste of what it is like to be a student-athlete here at ECU, click here for a video from our 2012 Awards Banquet.