NJCAA - Junior Colleges
The National Junior College Athletic Association(NJCAA), founded in 1938, is an association of community college and junior college athletic departments throughout the United States. It is held as Divisions and Regions. The current NJCAA holds 24 separate regions.
NAIA- National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics(NAIA) is an athletic association that organizes collegeand university-level athletic programs. Membership in the NAIA consists of smaller colleges and universities across the United States. The NAIA allows colleges and universities outside the USA as members.
DIVISION I (Larger budget schools)
Division I(or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association(NCAA) in the United States. D-I schools are generally the major collegiate athletic powers, with larger budgets, more elaborate facilities, and more athletic scholarships than Divisions II and III. This level was once called the University Division of the NCAA, in contrast to the College Division; this terminology was replaced with numeric divisions (I, II, III) in 1973.
Division II(or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. It offers an alternative to both the highly competitive (and highly expensive) level of intercollegiate sports offered in NCAA Division I and to the non-scholarship level offered in Division III. Divisions II and III were formerly known collectively as the NCAA College Division.
Division II has 281 active member institutions, ranging in size from less than 2,500 to over 15,000, with the average enrollment being around 4,500.
D-III schools range in size from less than 500 to over 20,000 students. D-III schools compete in athletics as a non-revenue making, extracurricular activity for students; hence, they may not offer athletic scholarships, they may not redshirt freshmen for non-medical reasons and they may not use endowments or funds whose primary purpose is to benefit their athletic programs. All Division III schools must field athletes in at least ten sports, with male and female competition in a given sport counting as two different sports. In 2012, schools must field athletes in at least twelve sports (and a minimum of six in each gender) if they have more than 1,000 undergraduates; otherwise, they still must field at least five sports in each gender.
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Steps to follow:
Freshmen and Sophomores (Form 1 and Form II)
Start planning now
Work hard to get the best grades as possible
Take classes that match your high school’s NCAA List of Approved Core Courses
Make sure you are also training well. Balance your life.
Juniors (Form III)
At the beginning of your year, register with the Eligibility Center at www.ncaaclearinghouse.netand complete the amateurism questionnaire
Double check to make sure that you are taking courses that match your high school’s NCAA list of Approved Core Courses
Request that your high school guidance counselor send an official transcript to the Eligibility Center after completing your junior year. (The Eligibility Center does not accept faxed transcripts)
Seniors (Form IV)
Check the number of core courses that need to be completed your senior year with your guidance counselor and the Eligibility Center.
You may take the SAT and /or ACT as often as you feel necessary.
Continue to take Core courses and check to make sure you are taking courses that match your high school’s NCAA list of Approved Core Courses.
Review your amateurism questionnaire response and request final transcript beginning April 1 (for fall) or October (for spring)
Continue to earn the best grades possible.
After graduation ask the guidance counselor to send your final transcript to Clearing House with proof of graduation (KCSE).
Graduate on time (in eight academic semesters). If you fall behind, use summer school sessions prior to graduation to catch up.