NCAA Information

Students who are interested in playing athletics in college must register through the NCAA Clearinghouse. The NCAA Eligibility Center certifies the academic and amateur credentials of all students who want to play sports at an NCAA Division I or II institution as freshmen.  In order to practice, play and receive an athletics scholarship, students  need to meet certain academic benchmarks.  An additional certification process exists to make sure the student is still an amateur, which is necessary in order for the student to compete.

To register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse please click the link below.  Be sure to let the counselor know that you are interested in competing at the college level to ensure that registration occurs before the deadline. 

NCAA Homepage

Division I Eligibility Requirements:
1. Graduate from high school
2. Complete a minimum of 16 core courses 
  
 (includes 4 years of English; 3 years of math: Algebra 1 or higher; 2 years of natural or physical        
     science; 1 extra year of English, math, or natural or physical science; 2 years of social science; 4
      years of extra core courses from any category above or foreign language, 
      nondoctrinal/comparative religion/philosophy courses)
3. Present the required GPA*
4. Qualifying test score on ACT or SAT*
5. Complete the amateurism questionnaire and request final amateurism certification
*See the sliding scale in the College-Bound Student-Athlete for Division I

Division II Eligibility Requirements
1, Graduate from high school
2.Complete a minimum of 14 core courses* (will increase to 16 core courses for the class of 2013 and beyond)
3. Minimum 2.0 GPA
4. Minimum 820 SAT score (critical reading and math only) or 68 sum ACT score
5. Complete amateurism questionnaire and request final amateurism certification
*Division II Course Breakdown: 3 years of English; 2 years of math: Algebra 1 or higher; 2 years of natural or physical science, 2 additional years of English, math, or natural or physical science (3 years required in the class of 2013 and beyond); 2 years social science; 3 years of extra core courses from any category above, or foreign language, non-doctrinal/comparative religion/philosophy (4 years required in class of 2013 and beyond)