NCAA Eligibilty Center

NCAA Eligibility Center Checklist

  1. ​Register at the beginning of your sophomore year at www.eligibilitycenter.org ($70.00 registration fee)
  2. High school counselor send your transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center at the end of your junior year
  3. Take the ACT and/or SAT & use the code '9999' to have your official score sent directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center (test scores that appear on transcripts will not be used)
  4. Check with your guidance counselor that you are on track to graduate at the time with the required amount of core courses
  5. Request Final Amateurism certification during your senior year (beginning April 1)
  6. High school counselor to submit your final transcript with proof of graduation

 

NEW NCAA Division I Eligibility Academic Requirements

Full-time enrollment on or after August 1, 2016 Summary of Changes:

  • Minimum core-course GPA of 2.300 is required
  • Change in GPA/Test Score index (sliding scale)
  • Minimum = 2.300 GPA / 900 SAT or 75 ACT
  • 10 core courses required before beginning of senior year
  • 7 must be in the area of English, Math, & Science
  • These 10 courses become "locked in" for the purpose of GPA calculation
  • A repeat of one of the "locked in" courses will not be used if taken after the seventh semester begins

Qualifier

  •  Athletic aid, practice, & competition
    • ​16 core courses
  • 10 core courses completed before seventh semester.  7 of 10 must be in English, Math, Science
  • "Locked in" for core-course GPA calculation
  • Corresponding test score (ACT/SAT) and GPA (min. 2.3) in sliding scale
  • Graduate from high school

Academic Redshirt

  •  Athletic aid, practice, but NO competition
  • 16 core courses
  • No grades/credits "locked in" (repeated courses after the seventh semester may be used for initial eligibility)
  • Corresponding test score (ACT/SAT) & GPA (min. 2.0) on sliding scale
  • Graduate from high school

NCAA Division I

Full-time enrollment on or after August 1, 2016 (summary of changes):

  • Only core courses that appear on high school's list of NCAA Courses on NCAA Eligibility Center website will be used to calculate your core-course GPA.
  • Core-course GPA is calculated using the best 16 core courses that meet the subject are requirements.
  • Must present a corresponding test score (ACT or SAT) & core-course GPA (min. 2.0) on sliding scale (initial full-time enrollment before 08/01/16).

 Test Scores

  • SAT: Critical Reading & Math sections
    • ​Best sub score from each section is used to determine the SAT combined score for initial eligibility.
  • ACT: English, Math, Reading, & Science sections
    • ​Best sub-score from each section is used to determine the ACT sum score for initial eligibility.
  • All ACT & SAT attempts before initial full-time collegiate enrollment may be used for initial eliginility.

NCAA Division II

  • Only core-courses that appear on high school's list of NCAA courses on NCAA Eligibility Center website will be used to calculate your core-course GPA
  • Current core GPA requirement is a minimum of a 2.000
  • Minimum SAT score of 820 (Critical Reading & Math sections) &​ ACT sum score of 68 (English, Math, Reading, & Science)

Core Course Requirements

Division I

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of Math (Algebra 1 or higher)
  • 2 years of Natural/Physical Science (1 year if lab offered)
  • 2 years of Social Science
  • 4 years of additional courses (any area above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy)
  • 1 year of additional English, Math, and/or Natural/Physical Science

Division II

  •  3 years of English
  • 2 years of Math (Algebra 1 or higher)
  • 2 years of Natural/Physical Science (1 year if lab offered)
  • 2 years of Social Science
  • 4 years of additional courses (any area above, foreign languange, or comparative religion/philosophy)
  • 3 years of additional English, Math, and/or Natural/Physical Science

 

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