Are YOU on track with the new NCAA requirements?

24 Mar

Ever hear your coaches or parents stress the importance of academics and making the proper grades to play a college sport? Well, it’s more important than ever before as the NCAA has increased the requirements for high school athletes to qualify to play a college sport. Get with your high school counselor and map out a plan to keep you on track and keep your dream of playing a college sport alive.

Click the link for New NCAA Eligibility Academic Requirements.

Starting with the Class of 2016 (high school freshmen), the changes are as follows;
Division I
• An athlete must finish 10 core classes before his/her senior year. Seven of the 10 courses must be successfully completed in English, math and science. See below for the definition of a core class.
• Athletes must have a minimum GPA of 2.3, up from 2.0.
• You can be an academic redshirt your freshman with a 2.0 GPA. You will only be able to practice with the team the first semester.
• Minimum GPA for junior college transfers increased to 2.5, up from 2.3.

For Division II, you have to have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
Along with GPA’s, the NCAA takes into account your SAT and ACT scores as well. Here’s how the NCAA incorporates standardize tests:
• Division I uses a sliding scale to match test scores and core grade-point averages (GPA).
• Division II requires a minimum SAT score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68.
• The SAT score used for NCAA purposes includes only the critical reading and math sections. The writing section of the SAT is not used.
• The ACT score used for NCAA purposes is a sum of the following four sections: English, mathematics, reading and science.

For complete NEW NCAA Division I initial academic eligibility, CLICK HERE.

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