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    Please explain what is the meaning of being Clearinghouse Registered? And at what point does one do this? Also value / benefit. I have son that is currently a Sophomore.

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    I can only tell you how I handled it. I registered my daughter, son, and nephew between their sophomore and junior year. What happens is they are registered with the NCAA Clearinghouse but they will not be certified until they have meet the requirements.

    You can have their ACT, SAT scores sent directly to them. Also there is a paper you will sign so that your son's high school will be allowed to release his transcripts to them.

    You will receive a letter from the Clearinghouse about every couple of months stating what he will need to be certified eligible to compete in college sports as a freshman. He won't receive the final ok until after his senior year because they need his senior year transcript.

    One last thing, I've found that a college coach likes it when they hear that a kid is already registered with the NCAA Clearinghouse. That is just my experience.

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    I think that you aren't allowed to be involved in NCAA athletics unless you are authorized by filling out the clearinghouse.

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    You have to be certified by the NCAA Clearinghouse that you are eligible. You won't gain elgibility just by filling out the forms. Filling out the forms just gets you registered.

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    Originally posted by nWo
    I can only tell you how I handled it. I registered my daughter, son, and nephew between their sophomore and junior year. What happens is they are registered with the NCAA Clearinghouse but they will not be certified until they have meet the requirements.

    You can have their ACT, SAT scores sent directly to them. Also there is a paper you will sign so that your son's high school will be allowed to release his transcripts to them.

    You will receive a letter from the Clearinghouse about every couple of months stating what he will need to be certified eligible to compete in college sports as a freshman. He won't receive the final ok until after his senior year because they need his senior year transcript.

    One last thing, I've found that a college coach likes it when they hear that a kid is already registered with the NCAA Clearinghouse. That is just my experience.

    nWo - Thanks

    If College Coaches like it then I'll take that as benefit. Like I said my son is a sophomore and this appears to be a way of a "qualifier" regarding "initial eligibility". I will probably do as you did and register him before next school year.

    What peaked my interest about the Clearinghouse was some miss information. Originally I was told to play at the DI or DII level an athlete needed a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and that was the threshold for certification with the Clearinghouse.

    In my research I'm interpreting that statement as inaccurate. What I believe is required is a 2.5 in the "Core Course".

    The following is a FYI on what I found from the Clearinghouse site. www.ncaaclearinghouse.net.

    For the class of 2005: Division I and Division II (This changes in 2008 going to 16 core courses)
    If you plan to enter college in 2005 or after, your eligibility will be determined under the new rule only. That means that you must have 14 core courses to be eligible to practice, play and receive financial aid at a Division I or Division II school.

    For students entering any college or university on or after August 1, 2005, your NCAA initial eligibility will be evaluated using the new rule only.
    THE NEW RULE:
    I N C R E ASES the number of core courses from 13 to 1 4. This additional core course may be in any area: English, mathematics, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, nondoctrinal religion/ philosophy, or computer science. The breakdown of core course requirements is listed below.
    C H A N G E S the Division I initial-eligibility index, or sliding scale. See the re verse side for the Core GPA / test score sliding-scale index.

    FORMER RULE
    13 Core Courses:
    4 years of English.
    2 years of mathematics (Algebra I or h i g h e r ) .
    2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school ) .
    1 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science.
    2 years of social science.
    2 years of additional courses (from any area above or foreign language, nondoctrinal
    religion/ philosophy, computer science*).

    NEW RULE
    14 Core Courses:
    4 years of English.
    2 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher ) .
    2 years of natural/physical science (1year of lab if offered by high school ) .
    1 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science.
    2 years of social science.
    3 years of additional courses (from any area above or foreign language,nondoctrinal religion/ philosophy, computer science*).

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    I would be interested to hear your comments on this topic.

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    Sorry big fella. Just got home from work. But I like the fact that others picked up the ball and ran with it.

    Everything stated has been accurate. But here's what you REALLY need to know. Any HS student-athlete who wants to compete at the DI or DII college level as a freshman MUST be registered with the NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse. If you are not, you will not be able to play.

    If you end up playing at a DIII or NAIA school, Clearinghouse registration is not required. Last time I checked, the fee was $30. In my opinion, it's a good investment for someone with even remote DI/DII possibilities.

    College coaches, therefore, don't just like it, they require it. Why should they recruit someone who won't "clear" by satisfying minimum requirements? The GPA requirement is a sliding scale which allows for someone to actually have lower than a 2.5 GPA for DI - IF their ACT/SAT scores are higher. And the GPA being considered is the core cumulative GPA. So an A in PE won't help, but a D in English will most definitely hurt, since you need 4 years of English.

    Hope that helps.

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    And one more thing. You only have to register once, and you can do it anytime you are in HS (assuming the HS counselor cooperates), but it is RECOMMENDED you do so at the end of the junior year. That is plenty early enough.

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    Thanks. I had noticed on your clients profiles the ClearingHouse Reg and did not understand what it was all about. Thanks to everyone for clearing thing up.

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    Originally posted by National Scouting Report
    And one more thing. You only have to register once, and you can do it anytime you are in HS (assuming the HS counselor cooperates), but it is RECOMMENDED you do so at the end of the junior year. That is plenty early enough.
    So, does someone have to recommend a student to register, or is it something the athlete needs to seek out?

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    You can do it yourself. Just ask the guidance counselor at your school for the registration paper work or go to http://www.ncaaclearinghouse.net/nca...mon/index.html and fill the form out there.

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    Make sure when your child takes the ACT that in the schools you choose to send it to, you put the Clearinghouse in there as well. This will go ahead and send your scores to the Clearinghouse.

    I recently had to re-send information to the Clearinghouse for myself b/c I am working with the womens basketball team here, and I can confirm the fee is currently $30.

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    Thanks guys! I'm not even sure my son WANTS or COULD to play at the next level, but I'll talk to him, and see what he wants to do.

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