NCAA Eligibility

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NCAA Eligibility
Pre-Test
What is NCAA?
NCAA (National Collegiate
Athletic Association)
organizes more than 1,300
colleges, universities,
conferences, and
organizations.
NCAA organizes the rules
and guidelines for athletics
eligibility and athletics
competition for each of the
three NCAA division.
NCAA Three Divisions
Division I
Division II
Division III
• Practice and compete for
your college or university
during your 1st year of
college
• Receive an athletics
scholarship
• Play four seasons in your
sport
• Practice and compete for
your college or university
during your 1st year of
college
• Receive an athletics
scholarship
• Play four seasons in your
sport
• Shorter playing and
practicing seasons
• Lower number of contests
• Ban on redshirting and ofseason organized activities
• Focus on regional in-season
and conference play
Start planning your freshman year in High School…
Freshman Year
Sophomore Year
Work hard to get good grades!
Complete your online registration at
www.eligibilitycenter.org
Take classes that match your high
school’s List of NCAA Courses
Keep taking classes that match the List
of NCAA courses
Pass all your CORE classes with a GPA
of a 2.0 or better
Keep working hard to get good grades!
Don’t fall behind your classes!
Continue doing good in your classes!...
Junior Year
Senior Year
• Register to take ACT or SAT of both
• Take the ACT and/or SAT
• Ask your high school counselor to send an
• Continue to take college-preparatory courses
official transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center
after completing your junior year
• Check in with your high school counselor to
determine the number of core courses that
your need to complete your senior year
• Graduate on time!
• Continue to work hard to get the best grades
possible!
• Ask your high school counselor to send your
final transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center
with proof of graduation
What is a core
course?
A core course must:
• Be an academic course in
one or a combination of
these areas: English, Math,
natural/physical science,
social science, foreign
language, comparative
religion or philosophy
• Be four-year college
preparatory
• Be taught at or above your
high school’s regular
academic level
How is your core classes GPA calculated…
Grade
A
Core Classes
(Division I)
*GPA: minimum
of 2.0
English
4 years
Points
Math
3 years
2 years
4 points
Natural/Physical
Science
Extra year of
English, Math, or
natural/physical
science
1 year
Social Science
2 years
B
3 points
C
2 points
D
1 point
• The NCAA Eligibility Center will
calculate the grade-point average
of your core courses on a 4.0
scale
Extra core courses 4 years
(from any
category above, or
foreign language,
comparative
religion or
philosophy
Academic Eligibility Requirements for Divisions
Division I
Division II
Division III
Graduate from high school Graduate from high school Graduate from high school
Athletes are not certified by
the NCAA Eligibility Center
because Division III colleges
and universities each set their
own admissions standards
Complete 16 core classes
Complete 16 core classes
Earn a minimum required
GPA in your core classes
Earn a 2.0 GPA or better in Student is highly suggested to
talk to the college or
your core classes
Earn a combined SAT or ACT
sum score that matches your
core course GPA and test
score on the sliding scale
(Ex. 2.4 core-classes GPA
needs an 860 combined SAT
score)
Earned a combined SAT
score of 820 or an ACT
sum score of 68
university of interest to know
the admissions standards
Checklist for College-bound Student-Athletes
1
• Register at the beginning of your
sophomore year at
www.eligibilitycenter.org
2
• Ask your high school counselor to send
your transcript to the NCAA Eligibility
Center at the end of your Junior Year.
3
• Take the ACT of SAT to have your
official scores sent directly to the
NCAA Eligibility Center
4
5
6
•Check with your high school counselor to make
sure you are on track to graduate on time and
are taking the required amount of NCAAapproved core courses.
•Request final amateurism certification during
your senior year (beginning April 1)
•Ask your high school counselor to submit your
final transcript with proof of graduation
Post-Test

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