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Sending HS Transcripts to NCAA Eligibility Center

vballgirl94vballgirl94 Posts: 84Registered User Junior Member
edited September 2012 in Athletic Recruits
I have the chance of playing D2 college volleyball in the Fall of 2013. I have already sent my SAT scores to my account at the NCAA Eligibility Center, and they have been received. I know that you also have to send your high school transcripts to the Eligibility Center, but my question is when do you send them? Should I send them now? Or when I finish up my first semester of senior year? Or not until the end of my senior year?
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Replies to: Sending HS Transcripts to NCAA Eligibility Center

  • gracie03gracie03 Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    We went ahead and sent my son's transcript a couple of weeks ago. He's starting his senior year now too. The NCAA only wants to verify that the student meets the academic requirements to play an NCAA sport, which really has nothing to do with a particular school's academic standards for admissions. If you submit the transcript now, this will be all settled and you won't have to worry about it anymore! Your school will also send an end of year report so they'll know that you will graduate in the spring.

    You may already realize this, but when sending the transcripts, make sure you use the NCAA website to make the request to your high school to send them directly to the NCAA. You can't send them yourself.

    Good luck!
  • vballgirl94vballgirl94 Posts: 84Registered User Junior Member
    Thank you! This is exactly what I was wondering. I will go request the transcripts now.
  • carpediem44carpediem44 Posts: 34Registered User Junior Member
    Won't you have to request a final transcript at the end of the year, in order to verify that credit has been given? Wouldn't that mean it is best to send it in later, rather than now? What am I missing?
  • SteveMASteveMA Posts: 6,079Registered User Senior Member
    They will do a junior year pre-read to determine eligibility. The standards are pretty low so most juniors meet those standards. If you don't get credit for classes your senior year, you accepting college won't admit you so that takes care of the NCAA issue too :D. Most kids should send their end of the year transcripts after jr year.
  • editoreditor Posts: 357Registered User Member
    Also, I believe in order to have OVs, the Eligibility Center needs to have your SAT/ACT scores, as well as your transcripts.
  • SteveMASteveMA Posts: 6,079Registered User Senior Member
    editor--the OP stated she sent her SAT scores already.
  • imafanimafan Posts: 252Registered User Junior Member
    You do not need to send your transcripts to the NCAA in order to go on an Official - you send them to the college. The NCAA is a clearing house (a holding place for your records that clears you for college athletics) and will need your information before you enroll at the college. Your HS guidance counselor should send your transcripts at the end of senior year, and you should use code 9999 on your ACT or SAT scores to send them there.
  • pathwayspathways Posts: 276Registered User Junior Member
    The final transcript will also be required prior to the start of the 1st season...to establish the final eligibility. So transcripts get sent twice by GC.
  • SteveMASteveMA Posts: 6,079Registered User Senior Member
    imafan--maybe yes, maybe no. Three of the schools DD looked at would not talk to her at all until she had everything submitted to the NCAA and a couple of those schools would not discuss potential scholarship dollars until she had applied to the school. That is probably not all that common but it does happen so it's best to get your ducks in a row junior year before it becomes an issue.
  • imafanimafan Posts: 252Registered User Junior Member
    Steve,
    "schools would not discuss potential scholarship dollars until she had applied to the school"

    That is VERY interesting and something I have never heard of. In my experience (two kids on D1 athletic scholarships) one of the points/advantages of the scholarship was to have to apply to only one school. The NLI is signed in November -- why would kids apply to more than one schools? In my 2013 D's case, she doesn't even have to write the required essay; she just writes "athletic recruit" in the box.

    I know D3 schools want athletes to apply ED or EA and then will talk merit aid (son had offer to go this way) ...but not athletic scholarships.
  • SteveMASteveMA Posts: 6,079Registered User Senior Member
    imafan--not all kids are on full ride scholarships so merit money and other money is a factor in the decision process. For kids in non-revenue sports, most only get 1/2 or less.
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