Getting to know the NAIA

Do you know about the association, NAIA?

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is an athletic organization that organizes college and university-level athletic programs among smaller institutions. Primarily these schools are located across the United States, but some are located outside of the U.S.

What is the NAIA Eligibility Center?
The NAIA Eligibility Center is responsible for determining the NAIA eligibility of first-time student-athletes. Any student playing NAIA championship sports for the first time must meet the eligibility requirements. Students must have their eligibility determined by the NAIA Eligibility Center, and all NAIA schools are bound by the center’s decisions.

High School Students
If you will graduate from high school this spring and plan to enroll in college this coming fall, the requirements are simple. High school graduation, plus two out of three of the following requirements:

  1. Achieve a MINIMUM of 18 on the ACT or 860 on the SAT
  2. Achieve a MINIMUM overall High School GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  3. Graduate in the TOP HALF of your high school class.

Learn more here. If you have questions about the college placement process, reach out to our College Placement Department at (843) 686-1500.

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