Honest Game Simplifies NCAA Academic Eligibility for College Sports

As the industry-leading academic compliance software solution, we empower student-athletes with a personalized College Athletic Pathway. Our software harnesses a student-athlete's passion for sport with a motivation for learning, leading to more college athletic opportunities for each student.

Honest Game’s CARE® academic eligibility tracker is designed to help high schools, club teams, college teams, students, and families simplify the process of accessing college athletics through automatic and transparent planning strategies and a clear path to academic eligibility.



Benefits of Academic Eligibility Compliance Software

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Identify student-athletes at risk for academic ineligibility with access to experts to help plan their academic-athletic journey. High schools can rest assured their courses and standing within the NCAA’s portal is up-to-date.

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Get clear and proactive steps to get and keep your student-athletes on track. Honest Game software transforms any high school transcript into a uniform college athletic compliance ready report, allowing high school staff, students, parents, counselors, and coaches to work together to plan a college athletic pathway.

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Honest Game expands access to college opportunities for your student-athletes through a simple academic tracker. By leveraging a passion for sports as a motivation for learning, student-athletes can access more opportunities and scholarships for college sports.

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Transform student learning outcomes to drive motivation with short-term goals. Our software tracks credits, GPA, and test scores against the necessary academic requirements. You will always know what needs to be done to ensure a student reaches their full potential.


What our customers are saying about our service

The support our students and counselors receive is knowledgeable, personal, and strategic.

Alana A. School Counselor, Evanston Township High School

We were trying to do everything by hand and it just wasn’t working. Honest Game has changed everything for me personally, and for our kids.

Harry M. Head Coach, Aiken High School - Cincinnati Public Schools

Honest Game has helped to almost triple the number of our student-athletes going on to compete at the college level.

Chris L. Athletic Director, Evanston Township High School

Honest Game has been a pleasure to work with. They are extremely quick to respond to our needs and are helpful through each step of the process.

Nicholas H. Athletic Director, Gateway Science Academy

This is the most parent-friendly software I've seen. It helps our kids take ownership of their requirements and their own future.

Liz N. Deputy Chief of Learning & Teaching, Cleveland Metro School District


We Exist to Level the Playing Field

Honest Game is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), meaning we do more than just make a profit. Academic eligibility is a complex and multitiered matrix of test scores, GPAs, and NCAA-approved classes. We exist to level the playing field, providing a clear academic roadmap so that all students have equal access to college.


Helping Student-Athletes Reach Their Goals

Navigating a Path to College Sports

College & Career Coordinator Beth Arey has helped thousands of high school student-athletes navigate the complex path to college athletics.

From Academically Ineligible to a College Degree to the NFL

How identifying academic potential saved a student-athlete’s gridiron goals and inspired the start of Honest Game technology.

AD Opens More College Doors for High Schools Student-Athletes

With Honest Game, Chris describes his athletic program as “a ship with a rudder, whereas before we were just kind of floating at sea and hoping we didn’t hit any icebergs.”


Honest Game Blog

Insights and information on academic eligibility from the experts at Honest Game. Our team of former counselors, athletic directors, athletic administrators, and college athletes share expert guidance on how to successfully navigate the path to college sports.


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Common Questions

Find answers to some common questions in our FAQ. If you’re unable to find the answer to your question please feel free to contact us. We’re here to assist you.

Athletic compliance simply means that individuals in a sports league must adhere to certain requirements and expectations if they wish to participate. In the case of the NCAA and NAIA, there are many academic requirements that must be met and upheld for athletes to remain eligible. Athletic compliance for these organizations consists of meeting core course GPA requirements, taking the necessary number of credits, etc.
Honest Game is a first-to-market software as a service (SaaS) platform for high school staff, club sports, parents/guardians, and student athletes to track the complex NCAA and NAIA academic eligibility requirements to play college sports. Through the use of different software and partnerships, we have created a centralized hub for students looking to participate in college athletics.
Honest Game’s CARE® (College Athletic Report on Eligibility®) provides a step-by-step academic roadmap to college access, including strategic guidance and short-term goals that align every student-athlete’s passion for sport with their motivation for academic success.
Honest Game is an access tool designed to support all student athletes, not merely the student athletes who hope to play in college. Honest Game’s short-term strategic guidance drives participation in sport and student learning outcomes (SLOs), generating a variety of college access opportunities for all high school student-athletes (i.e., academic scholarships, recruited walk-on offers, and admission to highly academic colleges).
The NCAA Eligibility Center is a clearinghouse. All student-athletes must be academically cleared by the NCAA to be able to play at an NCAA-sanctioned college/university. Honest Game is not a clearinghouse, but rather a guide to ensure all student-athletes have a step-by-step roadmap to navigate the complex eligibility requirements and be cleared to play college sports.
Honest Game is committed to keeping your student data private and secure. At Honest Game, our mission is to provide every student athlete a fair and equitable opportunity to access college. At the center of this mission is protecting the privacy and security of our customers’ data. We understand that customers in the education sector are subject to specific compliance obligations, including those under the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA). Honest Game's privacy practices, technical controls, and security measures are designed to protect the data customers submit to Honest Game. If you would like to learn more about Honest Game's plans and features and/or discuss more about how Honest Game supports your FERPA and COPPA compliance obligations, please contact us at [email protected].
Typically, schools split the cost of Honest Game between departments because the technology provides trusted, shareable data that brings together multiple stakeholders in a school to drive motivation, student learning outcomes, and post-secondary opportunities. Additionally, Honest Game qualifies for use of Title 1 and Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funding.

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