"The NCAA, or National Collegiate Athlectic Association, was established in 1906 and serves as the athletics governing body for more than 1,300 colleges, universities, conferences and organizations. The national office is in Indianapolis, Indiana, but the member colleges and universities develop the rules and guidelines for athletics eligibility and athletics competition for each of the three NCAA divisions. The NCAA is committed to the student-athlete and to governing competition in a fair, safe, inclusive and sportsmanlike manner."
Information for Future Student Athletes
Initial-Eligibility Academic Requirements for students enrolling in college.
Athletes Wanted is an excellent resource to understand NCAA processes and standards.