I have been shocked at the number of potential scholarships that have been lost due to the fact that players, and their parents, did not know they had to register with the Clearinghouse.
The NCAA Clearinghouse has been around for a long time. It's function: to provide a one stop shop for coaches. A penitential NCAA Athlete has to register with the Clearinghouse by answering some demographic information and paying a fee. ACT/SAT Scores have to be sent directly to the Clearinghouse, and the high school has to sent a high school transcript to the clearinghouse. After, and only after, all that information has been received, an athlete may except a NCAA Scholarship.
Now, some people are familiar with the NCAA Clearinghouse, but did not know that the NAIA has started using a very similar process. The NAIA now has a Clearinghouse. You must register for the NAIA Clearinghouse before you can except a Scholarship from a NAIA College. You have to register, pay a fee, have a transcript, and ACT/SAT scores sent to the NAIA Clearinghouse, just like the NCAA Clearinghouse.