NCAA resources

National COllegiate Athletic Association

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a member-led organization dedicated to the well-being and lifelong success of college athletes.



Division I schools, on average, enroll the most students, manage the largest athletics budgets, offer a wide array of academic programs and provide the most athletics scholarships.


Division II provides growth opportunities through academic achievement, high-level athletics competition and community engagement. Many participants are first-generation college students.

Division III

The Division III experience provides an integrated environment that focuses on academic success while offering competitive athletics and meaningful nonathletics opportunities.






To be able to play NCAA college lacrosse and receive a scholarship at the DI or DII level, you will need to register and be cleared by the NCAA. 

The Eligibility center (Clearing House) is the organization within the NCAA that determines the academic eligibility and amateur status for all NCAA DI and DII athletes and sends important reminders and creates a profile for DIII student-athletes.

Standarized TEsTS

The SAT and ACT are a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States.

We strongly encourage our student-athletes to write their SAT exams the Spring of their Sophomore year (Grade 10) and then again the Fall of their Junior year (Grade 11).

At the college board student-athletes will be able to sign up for the various standardized tests required for college entry. 

There are two types of entrance exams used by most colleges and universities to make admission decisions. Both are acceptable. 

  • SAT (three sections: Reading, Writting & Language, Math) scored out of 1600.
  • ACT (four sections: English, Reading, Math & Science Reasoning) scored out of 36.

The college board will also house your SAT and ACT scores which can then be forwarded to the NCAA Eligibility Centre. 

Most colleges and universities will accept scores from either the SAT or ACT, and do not favor one test over the other. That said, college-bound students are increasingly taking both the SAT and ACT. 

ALBERTA EDUCATION is a secure self-service website for Alberta students to:

  • Order high school transcripts
  • View diploma exam marks
  • Register to write or rewrite diploma exams (with online payment)
  • View and print Detailed Academic Reports (DAR)
  • Request diploma exam rescores
  • View progress towards a credential (diploma or certificate)
  • View/update student personal information
  • Order additional copies of an awarded credential (in English or French)

ALBERTA Grade 9 Marks

Alberta Education via will have high school transcripts, but grade 9 marks may require that you contact your school districts directly. You’ll need to ask specifically for “Grade 9 Transcripts for NCAA purposes”. 

For more information contact your school district’s record management:

CBE – 403.817.6175 | EMAIL:

CSSD – 403.500.2911 | EMAIL:



The following databases allows you to explore a variety of Scholarships that are available:

Alberta Scholarships – a list of scholarships through Alberta Student Aid

Scholarships Canada – a list of awards that are administered by various organizations

*ELEV8 Lacrosse does not check if scholarships remain current, if you note one is not, please email.


June 9, 2020. ELEV8 Lacrosse is excited to resume all in-person program instruction. In alignment with the Alberta Government Relaunch - Stage 2 announcement on June 9, 2020 skills practice development and competition on city-owned sports fields and indoor venues will begin starting June 12, 2020. Accordingly, we are continually monitoring COVID-19 developments with the guidance of Alberta Health Services and the City of Calgary Officials. The safety of ELEV8 Lacrosse student-athletes, coaching staff, and families is paramount, and any future decisions involving instructional changes will be communicated electronically to registered members should the need arise. ELEV8 Summer Box Camp and additional programs are now open for registration.