All NAIA student-athletes must register with the NAIA Eligibility Center and be deemed eligible in order to compete in any competition. If you are considering competing at CSM of any other NAIA institution, you can begin the eligibility determination process right away!
Click here to access PlayNAIA, the NAIA's Eligibility Center.
In order to be eligible to compete, students must meet the following academic standards:
Must meet two of the following three criteria:
— Achieve a minimum overall high school GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
— Graduate in the top half of your high school class.
— Achieve the NAIA's minimum test score requirement:
- 18 ACT*** or
- 860 SAT (Critical Reading and Math), if taken before March 2016
940 SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math), if taken in March 2016 or after.**
** Students who scored between 860 and 930 on the March 2016 or later SAT test will be granted an automatic SAT test score minimum exception to compete during the 2016-17 academic year. The NAIA Eligibility Center will automatically apply this SAT test score minimum exception in the eligibility determination process. Learn more about this change.
*** Students who scored between 16 and 17 on the March 2016 or later ACT test will be granted an automatic ACT test score minimum exception to compete during the 2016-17 academic year. The NAIA Eligibility Center will automatically apply this ACT test score minimum exception in the eligibility determination process.
NOTE: These are the eligibility requirements for entering freshmen with a break after high school of one year or less.
---Have a written release from the athletic department at your most recent four-year college
---Have a minimum 2.0 GPA from all previous colleges combined