Any student-athlete who plans to attend a college and play a sport must meet NCAA eligibility requirements. This applies to scholarship and non-scholarship athletes. If you have any questions, please contact your coach or athletic director. For more information: www.eligibilitycenter.org or 1-877-262-1492.
· Graduate from high school
· Complete NCAA-approved courses
· Earn a minimum required core-course grade-point average (GPA)
· Earn a required SAT or ACT sum score
· In reference to Credit Recovery Courses, a student athlete interested in a Division I or II University MUST repeat the required courses in their entirety to fulfill the NCAA requirements. Students cannot simply repeat the deficient skills of a required course they fail. In other words, they cannot use the credit recovery option for promotion of subjects failed. It will not meet the NCAA requirement for that course.
DIVISION I DIVISION II
16 Core Courses: 14 Core Courses:
4 years of English 3 years of English
3 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher) 2 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher)
2 years of natural/physical science 2 years of natural/physical science
(1 year of lab if offered by high school) (1 year of lab if offered by high school)
1 year of additional English, mathematics 2 years of additional English, mathematics
or natural/physical science or natural/physical science
2 years of social science 2 years of social science
4 years of additional courses (from any area above, 3 years of additional courses (from any area above,
foreign language or non-doctrinal religion/philosophy) foreign language or non-doctrinal religion/philosophy)
*Division II moves to 16 core courses for student athletes enrolling in fall 2013 and after.
Core-Course Time Limitation
· From the time the student-athlete enters the ninth grade, he or she has four (4) years or eight (8) semesters to complete the core-course requirement. If the student-athlete fails to complete high school “on time” in eight semesters, core courses taken after the eighth semester will not be counted toward his or her NCAA academic eligibility requirements.
· “On time” also means that if the student-athlete’s high school graduation takes place May 19, he or she must graduate May 19. If the student-athlete does not graduate May 19 with the rest of his or her high school class, the student-athlete has not completed his or her requirements “on time.”
· A student-athlete is permitted to use all core courses completed from his or her ninth grade until the time he or she enrolls full-time at a college or university.
Core-Course GPA and Test Scores
· Earn a combined SAT or ACT sum score that matches the core-course GPA and test-score sliding scale.
§ For example, a 2.400 core-course GPA needs a 71 combined ACT score.
· Earn a 2.000 GPA or better in the core courses.
· Earn a combined SAT score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68.
Taking the ACT and/or SAT
· Be sure to enter “9999” code when registering for the ACT or SAT.
§ This requests for your official test score to be sent directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center.
· Test scores on high school transcripts will not be used.
· Eligibilitycenter.org - College-Bound student-athletes complete their registration and check their status with the NCAA Eligibility Center.
· NCAA.org – Under “Student-Athlete Experience” section, click on “How to Become a Student-Athlete”. Click on either the Division I or II Toolkit link.
· ACT.org (ACT)
· Collegeboard.com (SAT)
· National-letter.org (National Letter of Intent)
Please contact the NCAA Eligibility Center at 1-877-262-1492 or online at www.eligibilitycenter.org