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.
The Division III experience provides an integrated environment that focuses on academic success while offering competitive athletics and meaningful nonathletics opportunities.
NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTRE
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.
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.
myPass.alberta.ca 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 mypass.alberta.ca 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CSSD – 403.500.2911 | EMAIL: email@example.com
Rockyview Schools: EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
submitting international Documents
Academic records for all international college-bound student-athletes include documents such as transcripts or yearly grade reports and mark sheets, official leaving exam results or other academic documents.
Email: email@example.com (Available only to international high schools, ministry offices and issuing bodies; translation services). Please ensure the student’s name and NCAA ID number are included in the email’s subject line.
- Note: Certified documents must be emailed from a school or official email address. Emails submitted from general email providers, such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc., cannot be accepted.
- Please allow two days for processing from date of email receipt.
Mail: Documents must be sent from your school, governing body or entity, NCAA school or translation service.
NCAA Eligibility Center
International Certification Processing
P.O. Box 7110
Indianapolis, IN 46207-7110
OTHER HELPFUL WEBSITES
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.