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NCAA FRESHMAN-ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS

FULL QUALIFIERS    

 

Core Courses Requirement Changes:  Division I Academic Eligibility

Division I will require 10 core courses to be completed prior to the seventh semester (seven of the 10 must be a combination of english, math natural/physical science,) These 10 courese become "locked in" at the seventh semester and cannot be retaken for grade improvement.  Earn at least a 2.3 GAP in the core courses.  Earn an SAT combined score or ACT sum score matching your core-course GPA on the Division I sliding scale.

 

  • Beginning August 1, 2016, it will be possible for a Division I college-bound student-athlete to still receive athletics aid and the ability to practice with the team if he or she fails to meet the 10 course requirement, but would not be to compete. 

 

Course work requirements for NCAA athletics and NCAA scholarships*


Division I:
16 Core Courses 
Division II:
16 Core Courses 
4 years of English 3 years of English
3 years of math (algebra 1 or higher level) 2 years of math (algebra 1 or higher level)
2 years of natural or physical science (including one year of lab science if offered) 2 years of natural or physical science (including one year of lab science if offered)
1 extra year of English, math, or science 3 extra years of English, math, or science
2 years of social science 2 years of social science

4 years of additional core courses (English,math, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, comparativel religion, or philosophy)

4 years of additional core courses (from any category above, or in a foreign language, nondoctrinal religion, or philosophy)

*The NCAA is the authoritative source for eligibility criteria. Visit the NCAA eligibility center.