NCAA Eligibility Requirements

NCAA Initial Eligibility Requirements

The NCAA has specific course credit requirements in order for a student to participate in collegiate athletics. Therefore, students who aspire to play Division I athletics should be mindful of the NCAA course requirements below. Since these course requirements must be satisfied in the first four years of high school, Division I-minded students who have repeated a year of high school should be extra vigilant and review the information below. The College Office and Dean of Academic Life will look through student transcripts, but students should review their credits and courses first to ensure discussions are focused and efficient. Most questions about eligibility are answered in the Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete (external link). 

Division I overview

In order to be eligible to compete during the initial year of full-time enrollment at an NCAA Division I school, a student must complete sixteen core courses with a minimum 2.0 GPA and have the minimum SAT or ACT scores for that GPA (see the NCAA Eligibility Center website for the NCAA GPA/Testing Sliding Scale). 

Further notes

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