NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse
Student athletes must register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse to be eligible to play NCAA Division I or Division II sports in college. (Athletes playing in NCAA Division III do not have to register.)
What is the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse?
The NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse is the organization that determines whether prospective college athletes are eligible to play sports at NCAA Division I or Division II institutions. It does this by reviewing the student athlete’s academic record, SAT or ACT scores, and amateur status to ensure conformity with NCAA rules. To find out more about the NCAA or to register click on the following link: http://eligibilitycenter.org
Students make sure that you have informed your Guidance Counselor that you are interested in playing a sport(s) on the college level!
NCAA INITIAL ELIGIBILITY- DIVISION I
All student-athletes interested in a NCAA Division I and II institution MUST meet certain specialized requirements to be eligible for financial aid and to participate in any sport.
- NCAA CORE REQUIREMENTS
- The number of required courses is sixteen (16), to include the following:
- four (4) years of English
- three (3) years of Mathematics (Algebra+)
- two (2) years of Science
- two (2) years of Social Science
- two (2) additional course English, Math, Science
- three (3) additional years in English, Math, Science, Foreign Language or Computer Science
- DIVISION II GPA/SAT/ACT REQUIREMENTS
- Student-athletes entering a Division II college MUST have an overall 2.0 (on a 4-point scale) grade point average and a 2.0 GPA in the 14 cores courses. In addition, they must have a combined score of at least 820 on the SAT or 68 sum score on the ACT.
- DIVISION I GPA/SAT/ACT REQUIREMENTS
- Student-athletes entering a Division I college MUST meet higher standards than those entering a Division II institution. The standards are based on a sliding scale that starts with 2.5 GPA in the 16 cores courses. It is possible for the student-athlete to have a GPA lower than 2.5 if they meet higher requirements in the SAT or ACT scores. Inquire in the Athletic Office for information about the sliding scale and the NCAA Clearinghouse.