Are You Hitting The Books, Just As Hard As The Hoops?

 

NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)

NCAA member schools require incoming student-athletes to build a foundation of high school courses that will best prepare them for the academic expectations in college.
  • To play Division I sports, you must earn 16 core courses.
  • Ten of them must be completed prior to the seventh semester. Those ten courses are “locked in” and can’t be retaken to improve the grade-point average.
  • Seven of those 10 must be a combination of English, math or natural or physical science that fulfills the overall distribution requirements listed below.
  • If you don’t earn 10 courses before your seventh semester, you are still eligible to practice and receive a scholarship, but you can’t compete.
  • For a complete list of your high school’s NCAA core courses, visit www.eligibilitycenter.org.

NCAA Division I Core Course Requirements

  • 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 comparative religion/philosophy).


NCAA Division II Core Course Requirements

  • 3 years of English.
  • 2 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher).
  • 3 additional years of English, mathematics or natural/physical science.
  • 2 years of social science.
  • 4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy).
  • Earn a 2.000 GPA or better in your core courses.
  • Earn a combined SAT score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68.

 

NCAA Division III Core Course Requirements

Division III is the Association’s largest membership division, with more than 175,000 student-athletes and 439 member schools. Division III colleges and universities develop student-athlete potential through a holistic, comprehensive educational approach that includes rigorous academics, competitive athletics, and the opportunity to pursue other interests and passions on campus, in the community and beyondDivision III minimizes potential conflicts between athletics and academics through a prohibition on athletics-based financial aid, shorter playing and practicing seasons, a lower number of contests, a ban on redshirting and out-of-season organized activities, and a focus on regional in-season and conference play.

Division III college-bound student-athletes are not certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center because Division III colleges and universities each set their own admissions standards. Collegebound student-athletes should contact their Division III college or university of interest regarding policies on admission, financial aid and athletics eligibility.

 

Click HERE to view the NCAA 2015-2016 Guide For College-Bound Student-Athlete.

 

 

NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Assoc.)

 

Click HERE to view the 2016 NJCAA Eligibility Pamphlet 

 

 

 NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)


Click HERE to view the NAIA Guide For College-Bound Student-Athlete