• NCAA INITIAL ELIGIBILITY 2016

     

    TO MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR DIVISION 1 STUDENT ATHLETES ENROLLING IN

    COLLEGE IN AUGUST 2016 OR LATER YOU MUST

    GRADUATE FROM  HIGH SCHOOL
    COMPLETE 16 CORE COURSES, INCLUDING 10 BEFORE YOUR 7TH SEMESTER

    EARN MINIMUM 2.3 GPA IN CORE COURSES TO COMPETE IN YOUR 1ST YEAR OF COLLEGE

    EARN A COMBINED SAT OR ACT THAT MATCHES YOUR CORE COURSE GPA ON THE SLIDING SCALE

     

    TO PLAY DIVISION 1 SPORTS, YOU MUST EARN 16 CORE COURSES

    10 OF THEM MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE 7TH SEMESTER. THOSE 10 COURSES ARE LOCKED IN AND CAN’T BE RETAKEN TO IMPROVE THE GPA

    7 OF THOSE 10 MUST BE A COMBINATION OF ENGLISH, MATH, NATURAL OR PHYSICAL SCIENCE

    IF YOU DON’T EARN 10 COURSES BEFORE YOUR 7TH SEMESTER, YOU ARE STILL ELIGIBLE TO PRACTICE AND RECEIVE A SCHOLARSHIP, BUT YOU CAN’T COMPETE

     

    DIVISION 1 CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS

    4 YEARS OF ENGLISH

    3 YEARS OF MATH(ALGEBRA 1 OR HIGHER)

    2 YEARS OF NATURAL/PHYSICAL SCIENCE(1 YEAR OF LAB IF OFFERED BY HIGH SCHOOL)

    1 YEAR OF ADDITIONAL ENGLISH, MATH, NATURAL/PHYSICAL SCIENCE

     2 YEARS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE

     4 YEARS OF ADDITIONAL COURSES(FROM ANY AREA ABOVE, FOREIGN LANGUAGE/COMPARATIVE RELIGION/PHILOSOPHY

     

     

     

    GPA

    INCOMING STUDENT-ATHLETES MUST PRESENT A GPA THAT PREDICTS ACADEMIC SUCCESS AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL

    BEGINNING AUGUST 1, 2016, YOU MUST EARN AT LEAST A 2.3 GPA IN NCAA CORE COURSES TO BE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE IN YOUR FIRST YEAR OF COLLEGE.

    TO GET A SCHOLARSHIP AND PRACTICE, YOU MUST EARN AT LEAST A 2.0 GPA IN THE NCAA CORE COURSES

    ONLY COURSES THAT APPEAR ON YOUR HIGH SCHOOL’S LIST OF NCAA COURSES WILL BE USED TO CALCULATE YOUR GPA FOR NCAA ELIGIBILITY PURPOSES. FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF YOUR SCHOOL’S COURSES, VISIT WWW.ELIGIBILITYCENTER.ORG

    ONCE 10 COURSES ARE LOCKED IN PRIOR TO THE START OF YOUR 7TH SEMESTER YOU CAN’T TAKE THOSE CLASSES OVER AGAIN TO IMPROVE YOUR GPA.

    DIVISION 1 USES A SLIDING SCALE TO MATE TEST SCORES AND CORE GPA’S

    TEST SCORES

    DATA SHOW THAT WHILE GPA IS A BETTER PREDICTOR OF COLLEGIATE SUCCESS THAN TEST SCORES, USING THE TWO IN COMBINATION IS THE BEST METHOD. THE NCAA CONTINUES TO EMPHASIZE GPA OVER TEST SCORES WHEN ASSESSING COLLEGE PREPAREDNESS

    DIVISION 1 USES A SLIDING SCALE TO MATCH TEST SCORES AND CORE-COURSE GPA AVERAGES TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY.

    THE NCAA USES ONLY THE CRITICAL READING AND MATH SAT SCORES TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY. THE WRITING SCORE IS NOT USED

    THE NCAA USES ONLY THE SUM OF THE ENGLISH, MATH, READING AND SCIENCE ACT SCORES TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY.

     

     

     

     

Last Modified on April 9, 2014