NCAA Initial Eligibility


As a High School student embarks on graduating soon, the very thought of attending college may be over-whelming.  Moreover, you may be faced with many questions, and your expectation is that you receive solid responses from well informed sources.  The answers you received may ultimately affect your educational obtainment in your chosen career path.  One such question may be, “which college will I spend the next four years of my life, and would it also satisfy my desire to participate as a Student-Athlete”.

We, at Delaware State University, more specifically, the Office of Academic Services for Student-Athletes (ASSA), are committed in providing our prospective student-athletes with the tools necessary to become that National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Student-Athlete.  The first step is to familiarize yourself with not only the rules that govern NCAA Initial Eligibility, but also bring to your attention the deadline dates that have been put in place by the NCAA.

We are confident in providing the below listed websites, that it will not only answer many of those questions you may have, but also assist you with a smooth transition in becoming a…

“...NCAA Division I Student-Athlete at Delaware State University”.

For additional information, or assistance, please do not hesitate to visit or call our office located at the W. C. Jason Library on the 2nd floor, or call 302-857-7542.  You may also e-mail us.;


  • This site provides a sample profile worksheet used at Delaware State to evaluate compliance in qualifying prospective high school students applying for NCAA student-athlete initial eligibility consideration.  As an added bonus, we have provided a sample page that you may use to evaluate your own progress; refer to "Sheet 2"  located at the bottom of sample profile worksheet provided.  
  • This site provides NCAA Academic Eligibility Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
  • This site provides a direct link to the NCAA Eligibility Center. Excellent source of information for the prospective Student-Athlete, parents or guardians, and High Schools too.