Holland Christian is proud of many alumni who continue participation as student-athletes beyond high school. It is a privilege to find a collegiate opportunity to continue both academics and athletics, but it is also important to understand the realities of competing in college. Although the responsibility for the transition rests on the athlete, our guidance councilors, athletic department and coaches will assist, encourage and promote our athletes. Please use the information below to assist the transition from high school to college.
Student-Athlete Transition Facts:
- 1 in 15 HS Student-Athletes Compete in College
(.5 million NCAA, NAIA & NJCAA athletes / 7.5 million NFHS athletes)
- 1 in 50 HS Student-Athletes Receive Any College Athletic Scholarship
Assistance in the Recruiting Process:
Checkpoints for Preparation:
Freshmen & Sophomores
- Meet with your guidance counselor to confirm required course selection and plan to graduate with your class.
- Review the Guides for the College-Bound Student-Athletes.
- Review items to complete during the freshmen and sophomore years.
- Register with your respective eligibility center.
- Register for the ACT, SAT or both and have a copy sent to your respective eligibility center by entering “9999” for the NCAA and “9876” for the NAIA when registering.
- Determine final course selection for your senior year with your guidance councilor to be certain all requirements for eligibility will be met.
- Ask your guidance councilor to send your official transcript to your respective eligibility center following your junior year.
- Take the ACT, SAT or both again if necessary as the respective eligibility centers will take the best scores from each section of the test for the highest cumulative score.
- If ACT or SAT scores were not sent to your respective eligibility center during registration, do so before graduation. This is not accepted from Holland Christian HS and must be done so by the athlete through the ACT or SAT.
- Request your final amateurism certification from your college on or after April 1.
- After graduation, ask your guidance counselor to send a final transcript to the respective eligibility center with proof of graduation.
Eligibility Center Information:
Eligibility Center Registration (Clearinghouses):
NCAA Eligibility Center for Division I or II is described at web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/, linked here (NCAA Division III athletes do not need to register.)
NAIA Eligibility Center is also at play.mynaia.org ($75)