The advantages of competing in college sports are both immediate and lifelong爱的交换. Participating in college sports provides opportunities to learn, compete and succeed. Student-athletes receive top-notch academic support, quality medical care and regular access to outstanding coaching, facilities and equipment. Student-athletes as a group graduate at higher rates than their peers in the general student body and feel better prepared for life after college.

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College-bound student-athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or Division II school need to to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework.

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Play Division I sports

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.  for information on time demands for Division I student-athletes.

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Play Division II sports

爱的交换Division II schools provide growth opportunities through academic achievement, high-level competition and a focus on community engagement.  for information on time demands for Division II student-athletes.

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Play Division III sports

Division III schools provide an integrated environment focusing on academic success while offering a competitive athletics environment. If you are planning to attend a Division III school, you do not need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.

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Know before you go:

爱的交换Learn more about choosing the right school with these resources:

Hoping to go pro? For most student-athletes, the experiences of college sports and the life lessons they learn along the way help them pursue careers in business, education, athletics administration, communications, law, medicine and many more fields.

Learn more about the probability of going pro

Playing sports for an NCAA school is not your only option. Check out the or the for other opportunities.

TAKING ACTION: Name, Image, Likeness

爱的交换In the Association’s continuing efforts to support college athletes, the NCAA Board of Governors voted unanimously to permit students participating in athletics the opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.

Learn more about how the NCAA is taking action