Since 2007, the NCAA Eligibility Center has certified the amateurism status of prospective student-athletes at
the Division I and I levels. Prospects answer amateurism questions when they initially register with the Eligibility Center, usually at the beginning of the junior year of high school. However, prospects must remember to go back into their on-line Eligibility Center account and request final amateurism certification after April 1 of the year they plan to enroll in college. Until this request for final certification is made, the Eligibility Center will not complete the amateurism certification process.
All incoming freshman student-athletes and transfer students who will be initially enrolling at an NCAA Division I or II University are required to receive amateurism certification before they may practice or compete with Division I and II universities.