NCAA Eligibility

  • All high school athletes wishing to compete in intercollegiate athletics at a Division I or Division II institution must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.  Students should register in their junior year of high school.  Students must request a transcript to be sent from the guidance office at the end of their junior year once final grades are posted.  There is a $65 fee to register.  If you think you may qualify for a fee waiver, please see Ms. Cole in the counseling office.

     

    DIVISION I REQUIREMENTS

    For students entering any Division I college or university and want to participate in athletics or receive an athletics scholarship, you must meet the following academic standards: (1) graduate from high school; (2) complete the 16 core courses listed below; (3) minimum GPA of 2.3 in the courses listed below; and (4) minimum sum ACT or SAT (critical reading and math only) score that matches the 16 core-course GPA on the competition sliding scale (located on the NCAA Eligibility website).   

    16 Core Courses

    • 4 years of English
    • 3 years of mathematics at Algebra I or higher
    • 2 years of social sciences
    • 2 years of natural or physical science (including 1 year of lab science)
    • 1 additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science
    • 4 years of additional courses from any area above or world language

    Core-course progression - Must complete 10 core courses before seventh semester of high school (e.g., senior year). Of the 10 core courses completed, seven must be in the area of English, math, or science.

    DIVISION II REQUIREMENTS

    To be a qualifier at a Division II institution, student-athletes must: (1) graduate from high school, (2) present a minimum grade-point average of 2.000; (3) present a minimum 820 combined score on the SAT verbal and math sections or a sum score of 68 on the ACT; and (4) complete the 16 core courses listed below.

    16 Core Courses

    • 3 years of English
    • 2 years of Math (Algebra I or higher)
    • 2 years of social sciences
    • 2 years of natural/physical science (including 1 year of lab science)
    • 3 additional courses of English/Math/Science
    • 4 courses of additional courses (from any area above or world language)

    STEPS TO MONITOR YOUR ELIGIBILITY:

    • Talk to your coach about NCAA eligibility and Division I, II and III college options.
    • Review the list of NCAA approved core courses with your counselor.
    • Calculate your core GPA for Division I and Division II eligibility.
    • Finalize your GPA calculation with final grades of courses.
    • Compare your GPA and SAT/ACT scores to the division requirements.

    WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?

    • Complete the Student Release Form (SRF) on-line at eligibilitycenter.org/
    • Pay the $90 fee. (If you used an SAT/ACT fee waiver you are eligible for an NCAA fee waiver)
    • Send high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores to the eligibility center. (SAT/ACT scores must be sent directly from the testing center. The NCAA testing center code is 9999)

    The cost of joining NCAA Eligibility Center is $90.

    NCAA Eligibility Center contact information: (877)262-1492 or go online to https://eligibilitycenter.org/

     
     
    Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete: http://www.ncaa.org/