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Welcome to Honest Game!

Honest Game is the leading academic compliance solution for high school educators to ensure students comply with the complex and changing academic requirements for college athletics. This kit has all the resources for your school to get started, including how to communicate with students and families.

Get Started With Four Easy Steps

1. Login To Your Honest Game Account

Log in with Google SSO or if your school doesn’t use Google, enter your school email address as your username.

Start here: https://app.honestgame.com/login

To set or reset your password, visit https://app.honestgame.com/password/reset

2. View Your Dashboard

After signing in you will see your dashboard with a snapshot of your eligibility plan.

  • Green means student-athlete is currently on track for eligibility
  • Yellow means student-athlete is currently academic redshirt or partial qualifier status
  • Red means student-athlete is currently non-qualifier status

Click to view your eligibility status and review guidance to remedy core credit, GPA, and/or test score deficiencies.

3. Use the Eligibility Plan

Each student-athlete’s College Athletic Report on Eligibility (CARE®) can be used to show projections for courses in progress. Students and families can share with prospective college coaches to accelerate the recruiting process.

Each eligibility plan identifies key barriers and how to fix them to achieve a successful eligibility pathway.

Need help understanding Honest Game’s Eligibility Plan? Watch this video explainer or contact us!

4. Use Honest Game at Key Times in a Student-Athlete’s Journey

Eligibility Plans are created at the completion of each semester or trimester. Follow this student-athlete timeline for best results:

  • Review plans mid-November, early January, mid-March and end of school year. Summer review may be helpful for specific students depending on your athletic opportunities.
  • Review plans for student-athletes planning to sign a NLI to compete and accept a scholarship. NLI signing dates can be found here.
  • Ensure all transfer students receive a report and review as they matriculate.

 

Communicating With Your School Community

Honest Game helps many different users in your school community navigate the complicated world of academic eligibility. Here are resources for sharing how to introduce Honest Game and how our solution can help each of these different users:

 

PR & Storytelling

There are many avenues – from press releases to social media – to help your district’s story be told and we want to help!

Your district partnered with Honest Game to help improve post-secondary pathways for students. We know we are a part of a larger story and we think more people should hear about it!

  • Press Release Template: Every district has a unique story to tell. This template will help you craft it into a narrative easily digestible to the media. 
  • Success Story Highlights: Want to add your story to the growing list of Honest Game successes that are shared via email, social media, and the press? We look for ways to highlight student-athletes and school staff every day. Reach out to [email protected] and request an interview. 
  • Honest Game Logos: Use our official logos on your website, internal outreach, or online.

Resources to Help

Use these resources to help answer questions about using Honest Game or questions about academic eligibility.

Honest Game Onboarding Timeline
Honest Game staff are here every step of the way from launching a secure data transfer and assisting with uploads to engaging with staff and students.

Handouts
Print out resources that can help students and families.

How-To videos
Learn how to manage your Honest Game account, and how to navigate academic eligibility and college fit for student-athletes.

FAQ
Even for the experts, navigating NCAA academic eligibility can be challenging. Honest Game is here to help eliminate eligibility concerns with answers to common questions.

Honest Game Blog
See the latest insights and information on academic eligibility from the experts at Honest Game.

Cleo the Counselor
Chat with Cleo the Counselor, Honest Game’s chatbot that helps students, coaches, counselors, and families get answers to their questions 24/7. Cleo can answer questions about academic eligibility, admissions, financial aid, scholarships, Eligibility Center registration, and more.

Webinars
Check out Honest Game’s webinar library for advice and information on issues related to academic eligibility.

Virtual Counseling 
Sometimes aligning all the academic eligibility and admissions requirements along with athletic recruiting can be overwhelming for student-athletes and their families. It can be helpful to talk with an expert in academic advising and college athletics to navigate the process. Honest Game counselors are compliance experts and former collegiate athletes and athletic administrators with decades of experience in both academic advising and college athletics.

NCAA Accreditation and Maintenance
For schools and districts with comprehensive Honest Game accounts, our staff ensure your schools are up-to-date in the NCAA Portal. This resources provides information on the importance of continual accreditation and maintenance.