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NCAA Eligibility Requirements

NCAA ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

NCAA DIVISION 1 & 2 INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS 

 

Student athletes first entering a collegiate institution in the 2012-13 academic year will have eligibility for practice and competition in the freshman year when certified by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. (Information about this clearinghouse has been made available to every high school.)   To sign up for initial eligibility, please go to the official NCAA website. 

www.eligibilitycenter.org


 

To be considered a qualifier at a Division I institution and be eligible for financial aid, practice, and competition during a student's first year, he/she must

 

1.   Graduate from high school.

2.   Division 1 has a sliding scale for test score and grade-point average.  For the sliding scale on those requirements, refer to                           the index below:

 

CORE GPA                   SAT                  ACT (total of four main sub scores)

2.500 and above            820                     68

2.475                            830                     69

2.450                            840-850               70

                        2.425                            860                     70

2.400                            860                     71

2.375                            870                     72

           

3.   Present a minimum grade point average in at least 16 core courses (credits) in the following areas:

      NCAA will only consider courses that have been taken during high school (9th-12th grades).

·         English – four years

·         Mathematics – three years (Algebra I or higher)

·         Natural or physical science – two years (including one year of lab)

·         Additional course in English, mathematics, or natural or physical science

·         Social  Science – two years

·         Extra core courses from any category above and foreign language – four years

 

To be a qualifier at a Division II institution, a student must

 

1.   Graduate from high school.

2.   Present a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in at least 14 core courses in the same areas noted above.

3.   Present a minimum 820-combined score on the SAT verbal and math section or a minimum sum score of 68 on the ACT.  There is no sliding scale in Division II.  Please note:  Division II will require 16 core courses beginning August 1, 2013.

 

The following courses are NCAA approved core courses:


 English

American Experience

American Literature

English Literature/AP

British Literature

English Language and Composition/AP

IB English (HL)

College English

Creative Writing

Debate

Debate /Advanced

English 9 (English 1) 

English 9 Honors

English 10 (English 2)

English 10 Honors

Expository Writing / Advanced

Humanities

American Experience

Mythology

Reading & Writing Workshop

Theatre 1

Theatre 2

Mathematics

Algebra

Algebra II

Algebra II extended

Calculus AB/BC / AP

Geometry

Statistics & probability

Statistics / AP

Trigonometry

Advanced Math (Pre-Calculus)

IB Math (SL)

IB Math Studies (SL)

 

Social Science

U.S. History 9

US History 9/Honors

World History & Geography

World History & Geography, Honors

Ancient History

Constitutional Law

European History / AP

IB History of the Americas (HL)             

Government

Government / AP

Humanities

Perspectives / World Cultures

Cultural & Global Issues

Intro to Law

Economics

Psychology

Psychology / AP

US History / AP

World Issues

Macro-econ. / AP

Micro-econ / AP

 

 

Natural/Physical Science

Astronomy

Biology

Biology / AP

IB Biology

Chemistry

Chemistry / AP

IB Chemistry

Accelerated Chemistry

Biology/Chemistry

Anatomy & Physiology I & II

Environmental Issues

IB Environmental Systems & Societies

Environmental Science / AP

Botany

Geology

Zoology

Physics (Lab)

Physics / AP

IB Physics


Foreign Language

French 1, 2, 3, 4

German 1, 2, 3, 4

Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4

AP Spanish

IB Spanish

IB French

IB German