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NCAA Eligibility and Name, Image, Likeness (NIL)


College-bound student-athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or II school need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework. International college-bound student-athletes planning to enroll at a Division III school must also receive an amateurism-only certification from the Eligibility Center.

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NIL stands for Name, Image, Likeness and has greatly impacted the landscape for student-athletes and schools, first at the NCAA level, and now, in the California high school environment. The purpose of this page is to ensure that all stakeholders (student-athletes, coaches, and families) understand the current rules related to NIL and avoid any situation where the eligibility of a West Ranch High School student-athlete is compromised due to violations by CIF Bylaws. 

The following information is an overview of the current NIL policies that apply to West Ranch High School student-athletes as defined by the guidelines set forth by CIF guidelines. Two CIF Bylaws apply directly to NIL and high school student-athletes: CIF Bylaw 212 (Defining amateur status) and CIF Bylaw 510 (Undue influence). Click on the file below to learn more about CIF Bylaw 212 and 510.