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Activity Eligibility

School Attendance

Generally, a student must be in school on the day of an activity in order to participate in that activity.  Exceptions for unusual circumstances may be made by the principal.

Academic Eligibility

Senior High: If participants have not earned credits in four academic subjects the previous semester, they will be ineligible to participate for four weeks. During the semester, passing grades must be maintained on a weekly basis in at least four academic subjects or they will be ineligible the following week.

Middle School: Participants must be passing all subjects, on a weekly basis, in order to participate in school activities that involve other schools regardless of the team/group that the student is a member (i.e.; 7th, 8th, or high school team/group).


  • If you have been in classes as many days as you have missed from the opening of the semester.
  • If you entered school earlier than 10 days after the opening of the semester.
  • If you have competed in a sport for less than eight semesters as a high school student.
  • If you have not competed in a similar athletic contest on an out-of-school team during the same sports season, even while under suspension.
  • If you have not enrolled in an institution of higher rank except as an accelerated student carrying advanced work in addition to two high school subjects.
  • If you earned credits in four subjects the preceding semester.
  • If you maintain a passing average in four subjects during the present semester.
  • If you have not graduated from a 4 year high school or equivalent.
  • If you have not accepted awards other than those having symbolic value and costing more than seventy-five dollars.
  • If you are not twenty years of age or over.
  • If you are an amateur in the sport in which you are competing or if you have not competed under an assumed name.
  • If you have not transferred from another school without corresponding change of residence by your parents.
  • If you are in your ninth semester of attendance and have not reached your eighteenth birthday.
  • If you are in your eighth semester and your seventh and eighth semesters are consecutive.
  • If you have a current file of a doctor’s or nurse practitioner’s certificate of physical fitness.
  • If you have not used or have in your possession tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs.

NCAA and NAIA Eligibility Requirements

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National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a voluntary organization through which the nation's colleges and universities govern their athletics programs.

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
The purpose of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is to promote the education and development of students through intercollegiate athletic participation.

North Dakota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Takes Steps to Help Families, Coaches, Counselors with NCAA/NAIA Eligibility and Recruiting

(Fargo, ND) – The North Dakota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NDIAAA) is proud to provide a new nonprofit service designed to assist families in being properly educated about the athletic collegiate recruiting process.

The Recruiting Education Foundation Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit venture, is now providing the NDIAAA with recruiting webinars for high school student-athletes and their families in the state of North Dakota. The webinar is available at no cost, and can be accessed from FreeRecuitingWebinar.org.

NDIAAA Executive Director Ed Lockwood said of the webinar launch, “We are happy to provide this informational program to our student-athletes and their families at no cost. We highly encourage anyone who has aspirations of playing sports in college to watch this webinar. It is an outstanding first step in properly educating parents and students about the recruiting process.”

The NDIAAA recruiting webinar, which can be accessed
from FreeRecuitingWebinar.orgaddresses these and other recruiting topics:
  • Three rules of being a parent
  • Scholarship myths and facts
  • NAIA and JUCO education
  • Scholarships, do they differ?
  • The Name Game
  • Negotiate/Cooperative Education
  • Dangers of social networking/cell phones/Saving for College
  • National Letter of Intent
  • NCAA/NAIA Eligibility Centers
  • Recruiting Services
  • NCAA core course requirements