Students wishing to continue on with athletics in college are encouraged to begin research early in the process surrounding athletic eligibility and transitioning from high school to college athletics.
Important reminders for student athletes and their parents:
- Students should review academic standards required to participate in collegiate athletic in NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA. If students fail to meet those requirements, they may not be eligible to play college level sports immediately after graduation.
- Each athletic association operates under different rules and policies, including when and how often a coach can contact an athlete. Be aware of these rules!
- Admission to a college or university is separate from being selected for a college team. Students still must complete the college application process, adhering to the deadlines established by the Admissions Office.
- Students should speak to their high school coaches by at least junior year to discuss likely options for post-high school athletics.
NCAA Division I and II- If you plan on participating in college sports at a Division I or II school, you should register with the NCAA Clearinghouse by Spring of your junior year. Click here to register. Talk to your coach, the athletic director, Mr. Hayes, and also your guidance counselor/college and career counselor to assure your eligibility.
Click here for a variety of other helpful links!
Timberland has purchased a GPA tracking tool that is an excellent way to stay ahead of the game in terms of eligibility. Students are encouraged to activate their free membership as freshmen. For more information:
Step 1: Go to www.CoreCoursegpa.com
Step 2: Click "Free New Member Account"
Step 3: Enter School ID and School Code
Step 4: Complete Registration Form
School ID: 263591 - School Code: 796120077
NAIA- If you plan on participating in college sports at an NAIA school, register at www.playnaia.org.
NJCAA- For more information regarding the National Junior College Athletic Association, visit http://www.njcaa.org.