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The NCAA also oversees the NCAA Eligibility Center (formerly NCAA Clearinghouse) which exists to ensure that prospective college athletes meet certain academic standards.  All Division I and Division II recruits must register with the Eligibility Center.  You do not need to register with the Eligibility Center to participate in athletics at a Division III school.  If there is any possibility that you might be bound for a D-I or D-II program, then register by visiting the following website: https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/. This site also has the most up to date information and regulations.

 

You will also need to submit your ACT or SAT scores (directly from the testing agency) and request your transcript be sent to the Eligibility Center.  Since the Eligibility Center needs grades through the end of your junior year (and again once you have graduated), there is no need to register any earlier than the summer before your senior year.


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Division I academic eligibility

To be eligible to compete in NCAA sports during your first year at a Division I school, you 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 your seventh semester. Once you begin your seventh semester, you may not repeat or replace any of those 10 courses to improve your core-course GPA.


Earn at least a 2.3 GPA in your core courses.


Earn an SAT combined score or ACT sum score matching your core-course GPA on the Division I sliding scale, which balances your test score and core-course GPA. If you have a low test score, you need a higher core-course GPA to be eligible. If you have a low core-course GPA, you need a higher test score to be eligible.


Division II Academic Eligibility

To be eligible to compete in NCAA sports during your first year at a Division II school, you must meet academic requirements for your core courses, grade-point average (GPA) and test scores. The requirements are changing for students who enroll full-time at a Division II school after August 1, 2018.


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

Complete 16 core courses:

Three years of English.

Two years of math (Algebra 1 or higher).

Two years of natural or physical science (including one year of lab science if your high school offers it).

Three additional years of English, math or natural or physical science

Two years of social science

Four additional years of English, math, natural or physical science, social science, foreign language, comparative religion or philosophy


Earn at least a 2.2 GPA in your core courses.


Earn an SAT combined score or ACT sum score matching your core-course GPA on the Division II sliding scale, which balances your test score and core-course GPA. If you have a low test score, you need a higher core-course GPA to be eligible. If you have a low core-course GPA, you need a higher test score to be eligible.


For more information please feel free to contact Jim Pletcher, jplectcher@cbhs.org.