ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Academics play an integral role for all student athletes. As a college bound student athlete in high school, there are several requirements that need to be met in order to be eligible to play college athletics. As a student athlete in college, students must maintain progress towards a degree to stay eligible to participate.

Core Classes

To be a full qualifier and eligible to participate freshman year at the NCAA Division I level, a college bound prospective student athletes must:
  • Complete sixteen (16) core courses. Of those sixteen (16) core courses, ten (10) must be completed before senior year of high school. Seven (7) of the ten (10) must be in English, Math or Natural/physical science.

    • English - 4 years

    • Math - 3 years

    • Natural/Physical Science - 2 years

    • Additional (English/Math/Natural/Physical Science) - 1 year

    • Social Science - 2 Years

    • Additional Courses - 4 Years (any course listed above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy)

 

To be a full qualifier and eligible to participate freshman year at the NCAA Division II level, a college bound prospective student athletes must:
  • Complete sixteen (16) core courses. Of those sixteen (16) core courses, ten (10) must be completed before senior year of high school. Seven (7) of the ten (10) must be in English, Math or Natural/physical science.

    • English - 3 years

    • Math - 2 years

    • Natural/Physical Science - 2 years

    • Additional (English/Math/Natural/Physical Science) - 2 year

    • Social Science - 2 Years

    • Additional Courses - 4 Years (any course listed above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy)

 

For NCAA Division III level, a college bound prospective student athlete must meet the admission requirements of the individual college.
GPA
  • Division I

    • In Core Classes, a college bound prospective students athletes must have a GPA of at least 2.3

  • Division II

    • In Core Classes, a college bound prospective students athletes must have a GPA of at least 2.2
       

STANDARDIZED TESTS
  • SAT or ACT

    • Make sure to enter the NCAA Eligibility Code 9999

  • The score a college bound prospective student athlete needs to achieve is based on a sliding scale that coincides with a students GPA.

 

 

QUALIFIERS

Division I and Division II

  • Full Qualifier 

    • College-bound student-athletes may practice, compete and receive an athletics scholarship during their first year of full-time enrollment

 

Division I
  • Academic Redshirt 

    • College-bound student-athletes may receive an athletics scholarship during their first year of full-time enrollment and may practice during their first regular academic term, but may NOT compete during their first year of enrollment.

 

Division II
  • Partial Qualifier 

    • College-bound student-athletes may receive an athletics scholarship during their first year of enrollment and may practice during their first year of full-time enrollment at a Division II school, but may NOT compete. 

 

Division I and Division II
  • Non-qualifier 

    • College-bound student-athletes will not be able to practice, compete or receive an athletics scholarship during their first year of full-time enrollment

 

DEGREE PROGRESSION

Once in college, students must follow the below to maintain eligibility. When entering the third year of college enrollment, students need to designate their degree program.