NCAA Requirements for

College Athletic Scholarships



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Students wishing to participate in Division I sports must first be certified by the NCAA Clearinghouse. Student athletes should start the certification process early, usually by the end of their junior year. The documents that the Clearinghouse needs are as follows:

  1. A completed and signed Student Release Form (which can be secured from your high school counselor). It must be sent to the Clearinghouse along with the initial eligibility certification fee payment of $25.00).
  2. An official high school transcript.
  3. Your ACT and/or SAT scores. (At the time of taking the test, fill in Code 9999 which will indicate to the testing authority to send scores to NCAA Clearinghouse).
  4. Beginning August 1, 1996 you must meet the minimum requirements.

Division I Requirements

If you wish to participate in your freshman year in a Division I Institution you are required to:

  1. Graduate from high school;
  2. Successfully complete a core curriculum of at least fourteen academic courses. This core curriculum includes at least four years in English; two years in Mathematics, (Algebra I or higher); two years in Social Sciences, two years in Natural or Physical Sciences (including at least one laboratory class); two additional years in English, Mathematics, or Natural or Physical Science; and one additional year English, Mathematics, or Natural/Physical Science courses; three years of additional courses (from any area above of foreign language, nondoctrinal religion/philosophy, computer science).
  3. Freshmen may establish eligibility using the following eligibility index:


 

CORE GRADE POINT AVERAGE

SAT 

SUM ACT ** 

3.550 & above

400

37

3.525

410

38

3.500

420

39

3.475

430

40

3.450

440

41

3.425

450

41

3.400

460

42

3.375

470

42

3.350

480

43

3.325

490

44

3.300

500

44

3.275

510

45

3.250

520

46

3.225

530

46

3.200

540

47

3.175

550

47

3.150

560

48

3.125

570

49

3.100

580

49

3.075

590

50

3.050

600

50

3.025

610

51

3.000

620

52

2.975

630

52

2.950

640

53

2.925

650

53

2.900

660

54

2.875

670

55

2.850

680

56

2.825

690

56

2.800

700

57

2.775

710

58

2.750

720

59

2.725

730

59

2.700

730

60

2.675

740-750

61

2.650

760

62

2.625

770

63

2.600

780

64

2.575

790

65

2.550

800

66

2.525

810

67

2.500 

820

68

2.475

830

69

2.450

840-850

70

2.425

860

70

2.400

860

71

2.375

870

72

2.350

880

73

2.325

890

74

2.300

900

75

2.275

910

76

2.250

920

77

2.225

930

78

2.200

940

79

2.175

950

80

2.150

960

80

2.125

960

81

2.100

970

82

2.075

980

83

2.050

990

84

2.025

1000

85

2.000

1010

86

** Add all four sub-scores of ACT test


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