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College Planning For Student Athletes

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA):
The largest athletic association and has three divisions: Division I, II, and III. Division I and II schools offer athletic scholarships; Division III schools do not. If you want to attend a Division I or II school, you must be certified by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. For more information on NCAA regulations, please visit the NCAA website.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA):
Similar to the NCAA, but has two divisions and different eligibility requirements. Learn more about NAIA requirements.
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA):
Represents two-year colleges and has three divisions. Find out more about NJCAA.
The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA):
An association of Christian colleges and has two divisions. Learn more about the NCCAA.
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