Requirements

Saint Michael's offers a 21-sport NCAA Division II varsity athletics program. Most incoming students who are planning to participate on one of the varsity teams listed below have been actively recruited by the head coach for that team. If the coach has not been in regular contact with you regarding your participation, please contact him or her (by email or telephone) to learn about open tryouts and other important information. All contact information for coaches can be found on the Athletic Staff Directory.

NCAA Initial Eligibility

All first-year students, and those transfer students who did not play a Division I or II varsity sport prior to attending Saint Michael's, must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center prior to their first opportunity to participate (tryout or practice). This process grants certification for both academic and amateurism status, and can take a considerable length of time if the necessary documentation is not submitted in a timely fashion.

  • Get a free copy of the NCAA's excellent Guide To The College-Bound Student Athlete.
  • If you have not done so already, log on to www.eligibilitycenter.org and create an account. This site is very user-friendly and creative. Be sure to complete all sections of your account.
  • Contact your high school/prep school guidance office or registrar and request that an official copy of your transcript - complete with proof of graduation (the date of your commencement works fine) - be sent directly to the Eligibility Center. If you attended more than one high school, you must make this request of every school you attended.
  • Log on to your standardized testing site (SAT or ACT), and have your test scores sent to the NCAA. The Eligibility Center's four-digit code is 9999.

That's all you need to do... for now! It's very important to continue to monitor your status with the NCAA Eligibility Center. You can log into your account on their site to get updated and keep an eye on your email (the address you used when you registered), as the NCAA will notify you if they need additional documentation or have questions. Once you receive your certification, you are eligible to compete in varsity sports at Saint Michael's.

Physical Examination

In compliance with NCAA rules and regulations, all student-athletes who are beginning their initial season of eligibility are required to undergo a medical examination or evaluation administered or supervised by a physician. The examination or evaluation must be administered within six months (no earlier than March 1) prior to participation in any practice, competition or out-of-season conditioning activities.

New Student Athlete Medical History Questionnaire

This form collects demographic, biographical, medical and health history information.

Insurance Letter / Insurance Information Form

ADHD / ADD Form

If you are prescribed a stimulant medication (such as Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, Vyvanse or any other medication containing an amphetamine preparation), you must provide this documentation annually in order to comply with NCAA guidelines.

Contacts:

Compliance and Eligibility Questions

Chris Kenny, Associate Athletic Director
802.654.2296
ckenny@smcvt.edu

Return Paperwork to:

Zaf Bludevich, ATC, Head Athletic Trainer
Saint Michael's College Athletic Department
One Winooski Park, Box 258, Colchester, VT 05439
zbludevich@smcvt.edu
802.654.2783

NCAA Eligibility Center
www.eligibilitycenter.org
877.262.1492 or 317.223.0700

Transcripts, 48H Core Courses, etc:
NCAA Eligibility Center, Certification Processing
P.O. Box 7136
Indianapolis, IN 46207-7136

For Overnight Letter or Express Mail:
NCAA Eligibility Center, Certification Processing
1802 Alonzo Watford Sr. Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46202

The NCAA also accepts transcripts that are submitted electronically via certain services, saving weeks of time in the review process. The approved Electronic Transfer Service Programs for transcript submission are:

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