NCAA Eligibility

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Eligibility

If a student wants to participate in Division I or Division II sports, start the certification process early, usually by the end of the junior year. Meet with your Coach and/or Counselor for more information.


In general, to be certified a student must

  • Beginning August 1, 2016, NCAA Division I will require 10 core courses to be completed prior to the seventh semester (seven of the 10 must be a combination of English, math or natural or physical science.)

  • Present a required grade-point average in core courses.

  • Present a required score on ACT or SAT assessments.

  • Graduate from high school.

  • Complete the core courses listed below:


DIVISION I
16 Core-Course Rule
DIVISION II
16 Core-Course Rule
4years of English3years of English
3years of Mathematics (Algebra I or higher)2years of Mathematics (Algebra I or higher)
2years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab,
if offered by high school)
2years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab,
if offered by high school)
1year of additional English, mathematics or
natural/physical science
3years of additional English, mathematics or
natural/physical science
2years of social science2years of social science
4years of additional courses (from any area
above, foreign language or non doctrinal
religion/philosophy)
4years of additional courses (from any area
above, foreign language or non doctrinal
religion/philosophy)
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