If you are planning on playing sports in college, you must register on the appropriate eligibility center website at the end of your junior year in high school. You will need to request a transcript be sent to the eligibility center where your registered. Forms available in the guidance office. When you take the ACT, you should "bubble" the codes for the NCAA and/or NAIA so that your test scores are sent directly from the testing agency. What is on your transcript is not acceptable to the eligibility centers. You should also download the student handbooks for each eligibility center to make sure you are completing all tasks on time. There is a cost to register with each eligibility center, but fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Qualification information will be available as you create your account. The counselors will check your fee waiver eligibility and approve the request through their counselor account.
NCAA Eligibility Center
ACT Code: 9999
NCAA requires that you meet certain core course, GPA, and ACT requirements to be eligible. Check the NCAA website for the list of approved core courses that we offer at PTHS. The NCAA does not accept online credit recovery courses. I
NAIA Eligibility Center
ACT Code: 9876
The NAIA requires a certain ACT and GPA to be eligible.
National Junior College Athletic Association
Junior colleges and community colleges offer a variety of college athletics. Are your ACT scores or GPA an obstacle with NAIA or NCAA eligibility? These colleges might be the answer for you. Many junior colleges do an excellent job at helping students transfer to four year universities to continue their education and playing career.
NCAA Informational Sheet
All SAT and ACT scores must be reported directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center by the testing agency. Test scores that appear on transcripts will not be used. When registering for the SAT or ACT, use the Eligibility Center code of 9999 to make sure the score is reported to the Eligibility Center.
Please make sure to double check when registering with ACT on the Eligibility Center Code for NCAA. It may have changed since this was last updated and posted on the NCAA website.
When a prospective student-athlete takes the ACT or SAT, he/she must specify the code “9876” when registering for the exam in order to have the test scores sent directly to the NAIA Eligibility Center. Please register with the NAIA Eligibility Center before having your test scores sent.
Please make sure to double check when registering with ACT on the Eligibility Center Code for NAIA. It may have changed since this was last updated and posted on the NAIA website.