What is the Eligibility Center?

It's your starting point for your NAIA college sports experience!


The NAIA has hundreds of campuses in the U.S. and Canada offering:

Top-notch college sports for 60,000 athletes each year

A shot at playing in one of 23 national championships

$500 million in scholarships

A first-class education, with a personal touch – the hallmark of small-college campus life


At PlayNAIA.org, prospective students can ...

Explore the world of NAIA college sports.

Search free to see where NAIA colleges are located and which NAIA schools compete in your sport.
Link to college websites, and check out the photo galleries and links to NAIA championships!


Build your customized personal profile.

What sports do you play?  Where do you want to go to school?  What size school?  What academic programs or other activities are you interested in? Make sure NAIA coaches know who you are!


Connect with NAIA college coaches and admissions officers.

Send your custom profile to schools that match your interests.  Put your name out there and get the conversation started!


Register so you're ready to play NAIA college sports.

Every student who plays in the NAIA for the first time must have their eligibility determined through the NAIA Eligibility Center.