The NAIA is proud to have student-athletes from many different nations competing at our institutions. If you are looking to play college sports in the U.S., the NAIA can help you find the perfect fit for your athletic college career.
The NAIA Experience for International Students
Student-athletes come first in the NAIA. They are the inspiration that drives us to make character a core component and benefit of all intercollegiate sports. Read on to learn what you can expect from your NAIA experience.
The one-time, non-refundable registration fee for international students is U.S.D. $160.00. When you register, you can pay online by Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards.
Regardless of where you live currently, if you attended high school or university outside of the United States or its territories, you must pay the international fee. Graduates of U.S. military base, DoDEA schools and Canadian students pay the U.S. fee.
NAIA schools may not pay the fee on behalf of any student. International students do not qualify for fee waivers.
Paving the way for international students
InCred® offers international academic credential services to students outside of the United States. Our skilled staff of trained academic credential evaluators provide foreign students basic statement comparability, course-by-course evaluations, athletic eligibility addendums and certified copies of your academic records.
What our student-athletes are saying
We represent five different countries and this is how we all say "Let's go!" in our own languages.
Park University (Mo.)
A lot of kids [in Brazil] look up to me ... and want to go to the U.S. and study abroad and pursue a degree in college in America.
Victor Faria de Navajas
Northern New Mexico
Member of NAIA ASA and CSA
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InCred® credential evaluations offers international academic credential services to students outside of the United States. Their skilled staff of trained academic credential evaluators provide foreign students basic statement comparability, course-by-course evaluations, athletic eligibility addendums and certified copies of your academic records. Learn how InCred can help you start your U.S. college experience today!