April 1st each year is the first day that high school seniors may request final amateurism certification if they intent to enroll in college full-time during the upcoming fall semester. By logging back into their NCAA Eligibility Center account, this can be accomplished in less than five minutes.
In order for a prospect to be able to receive an athletic scholarship, she must be certified for both academics and amateurism. The length of the certification process depends on individual circumstances. According to NCAA Eligibility Center staff, 90 percent of student-athletes
complete the amateurism certification process with no issues, but approximately 10 percent are flagged for further review. Therefore, students need to check their email accounts regularly, as this is the primary means of
communication the NCAA Eligibility Center uses if it needs additional information from prospective student-athletes.