Roadmap to College Athletics

Considering collegiate sports – Awesome! It’s a thrilling dream, but it can feel a bit overwhelming at times. To help you on your journey, we’ve compiled the following links and information. Check them out!

Never hesitate to reach out the Mrs. Saurine, in the School Counseling Office, or any of your coaches with questions you may have!

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Freshmen & Sophomores


  • Let your counselor know of your interest in college sports.
  • Before the end of your Junior year (or earlier), register with NCAA eligibility center or NAIA
  • Fill in the Record Release Form so that BCHS Counselors can release your transcripts for these athletic requests. College coaches often ask for copies of current transcripts as part of their eligibility screening process.


College Athletic Programs

Division I or Division II Programs

Division I or Division II athletes must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center and complete an online release on that website. SAT/ACT scores must be sent directly to the NCAA from the testing companies using the code 9999. This is also the main resource for students seeking to play sports in college.

There are three types of accounts, you want “Option 3: Academic and Amateurism Certification Account.” Cost is $100. Remember, you are not accepted to a school just because a coach is talking to you. You need to be accepted to a school AND be eligible with the NCAA. 

NAIA Athletics

Students pursuing NAIA athletics must register with the NAIA Eligibility Center. Test scores must be sent directly to NAIA from the testing companies using the code 9876 for NAIA.

Junior College

Those considering junior colleges must register with NJCAA.

These are old links that could be re-instated when updated.

College Info Links and Handouts