Athletes that wish to enter a Division I university or participate in a varsity sport and receive scholarship money must be cleared by the NCAA clearing house. The NCAA Eligibility Center certifies whether prospective college athletes are eligible to play sports at NCAA Division I or II institutions. It does this by reviewing the student-athlete's academic record, SAT or ACT scores, and amateur status to ensure conformity with NCAA rules.  In order to be eligible for an athletic scholarship there are four main requirements by the NCAA: 1) Graduate from high school, 2) Complete the required number of core high school courses 3) Earn a minimum GPA on a scale in required core academic courses. 4) Achieve a minimum SAT or ACT score.