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NCAA Eligibility Information

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The requirements are changing for students who enroll full time at an NCAA Division I school after August 1, 2016.  

Students must graduate high school and meet ALL the following requirements:

  • Complete 16 core courses:
    • Four years of English
    • Three years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)
    • Two years of natural/physical science (including one year of lab science if your high school offers it)
    • One additional year of English, math or natural/physical science
    • Two years of social science
    • Four additional years of English, math, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, comparative religion or philosophy
  • Complete 10 core courses, including seven in English, math or natural/physical science, before the seventh semester. Once students begin their seventh semester, they may not repeat or replace any of those 10 courses to improve their core-course GPA.
  • Earn at least a 2.3 GPA in their core courses.
  • Earn an SAT combined score or ACT sum score matching their core-course GPA on the Division I sliding scale, which balances their test score and core-course GPA. If students have a low test score, they need a higher core-course GPA to be eligible. If they have a low core-course GPA, they need a higher test score to be eligible.  If they have a low core-course GPA, they need a higher test score to be eligible.

What’s a core course?  Find out here.

For more resources regarding these changes, download the most up-to-date edition of the Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete.


MORE INFORMATION FOR THE COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENT-ATHLETE

If you are interested in continuing your athletic career at an NCAA institution, then please be sure to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center by clicking here.  Figure out what you’ll need to register by checking here first.


A wide range of frequently-asked questions addressing issues from academic and amateurism eligibility to high school and core-course review are easily searchable and will be expanded in the future.

Please share this brochure for the college-bound student-athlete with your student-athletes, their families and your colleagues.

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