Understanding Academic Eligibility is No Simple Task


Honest Game Academic Eligibility Guide Download Download Honest Game’s FREE Academic Eligibility Guide to learn the top ways to ensure your student-athletes have a pathway to compete at the collegiate level. Recommended for athletic staff, counselors, coaches and anyone interested in supporting student-athlete academics.

What’s included:

  • Key terms and concepts for NCAA and NAIA academic eligibility
  • How to ensure that your school is up-to-date with NCAA/NAIA compliance requirements
  • Tips to best prepare your student-athletes for the college sports process
  • Printable four-year checklist to help your student-athletes and their families make a plan

As the industry-leading on-demand academic compliance solution, Honest Game technology helps educators ensure their schools and student-athletes comply with the complex NCAA & NAIA requirements for college athletics.


Discover What Honest Game Can Do for Your School

Hundreds of schools across the country use Honest Game to maximize their college athletic pathway potential, drive participation in sports and improve student learning outcomes. Schedule a demo to see how Honest Game can help your school staff and students.


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

High School Plans

Learn more about how Honest Game can save educators time, drive student motivation and learning outcomes, and mitigate risk for high schools and districts by ensuring that all of their students have a plan to meet academic eligibility requirements. Contact us for a custom quote today.


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.

Honest Game is a leading academic compliance technology solution to help high school educators ensure their schools and student-athletes are complying with the complex NCAA & NAIA requirements for college athletics.
The Honest Game CARE® is a College Athletic Report on Eligibility. CARE® 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 students, 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, generating multiple 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 a guide to ensure all student-athletes have a step-by-step roadmap to navigate the complex academic eligibility requirements to be cleared to play college sports. Honest Game helps schools navigate course validation and alignment with the NCAA, ensuring high schools have up-to-date NCAA curriculum approval.
Data security is our priority. Honest Game utilizes digital encryption and secure data management that is compliant with Federal & State Data Privacy laws. We have experience with education sector compliance obligations, including those under the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA).
Honest Game subscriptions are based on enrollment and our team will provide a custom quote for your school. 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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Navigate The Requirements For College Athletics With Ease


“Honest Game has been a really big help to lighten my load as a school counselor. The support our students and counselors receive is knowledgeable, personal, and strategic. The software is easily accessible for students and counselors, is very user-friendly, and most importantly saves us valuable time. I just love it!”

Alana Amaker School Counselor, Evanston Township High School


"Honest Game can assist student-athletes and families, as well as school counselors and athletic administrators, with complexities of future college academic eligibility. By providing guidance and a course of action, Honest Game helps navigate nuances in grade calculation, subject comparison and understanding test scores."

Dr. Mike Blackburn Executive Director of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA)


“If we would have had some way of discovering that after their freshman year that these students were just a little bit off course, just think of how much easier it would have been to help them get back on that path toward academic success and achievement, not just to be eligible but to fulfill their potential. Now, thanks to Honest Game, we have that ability."

Chris Livatino Athletic Director, Evanston Township High School