• COLLEGE ATHLETICS

    NCAA Eligibility for College Athletics

    Make sure you are eligible to participate in college sports.ncaa


    Your Responsibility as a Prospective Student Athlete: It is your responsibility to make sure the Clearinghouse has the documents it needs to certify you. These documents are:
    1. Your completed and signed Student Release Form and fee. This can be obtained online at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
    2. Your official transcript mailed directly from every high school you have attended
    3. Your eligibility is based on college-prep courses as defined by NCAA definitions of core courses
    4. Your SAT or ACT scores
    It is important to note that you may start this process after your junior year.

    For information see the Athletic Director or your school counselor.



    DIVISION I
    16 CORE–COURSE RULE
    2008 and after
    • 16 Core Courses:
    • 4 years of English
    • 3 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher)
    • 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school)
    • 1 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science
    • 2 years of social science
    • 4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or non-doctrinal religion/philosophy)


    DIVISION II
    2005 and after
    • 14 Core Courses:
    • 3 years of English
    • 2 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher)
    • 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school)
    • 2 year of additional English, mathematics or natural physical science
    • 2 years of social science
    • 3 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or non-doctrinal religion/philosophy)


    PLEASE NOTE: For students entering college on or after August 1, 2006, computer -science courses may only be used for initial-eligibility purposes if the course receives graduation credit in mathematics or natural/physical science and is listed as such on the high school’s list of NCAA – approved core courses.