Student athletes should understand the requirements of the NCAA for eligibility to play college sports.
Here is the NCAA’s Guide to Eligibility.
Here is a summary by the College Board.
Athletes need to register at the NCAA Eligibility Center. This puts them in the system and keeps track of their amateur status.
Athletes need to satisfy the NCAA’s core course and GPA requirements. Athletes can look up whether a Paly or Gunn course is NCAA approved here on the NCAA high school course portal.