The NCAA Eligibility Center is responsible for ensuring that college athletes meet all requirements to play sports at NCAA Division I or II schools. The NCAA reviews student-athlete’s SAT or ACT scores, academic record, and checks to verify their amateur status.

Who Needs to Worry About NCAA College Eligibility?

  • Potential student-athletes who are planning to participate in NCAA collegiate sports after high school
  • Athletes that are looking to participate in NCAA Division I athletics
  • Athletes that are looking to participate in NCAA division II athletics

What You Need to Become Eligible

NCAA Eligibility Rules State that student-athletes will need to meet athletic and academic requirements for the division they wish to compete in. Requirements will include:

  • Meeting core course requirements specific to NCAA division I or division II
  • Meeting grade-point averages on a sliding scale when compared to ACT and SAT test scores for NCAA division I or meeting grade and test requirements for division II
  • Completion of Amateurism certificate

What are the Core Course Requirements with the NCAA?

  • Complete 16 core courses in the appropriate areas
  • Ten of the 16 core courses must be completed before
    the seventh semester (senior year) of high school
  • Seven of the 10 core courses must be in English, math
    or natural/physical science
  • Earn a core-course GPA of at least 2.300
  • Earn an SAT combined score or ACT sum score matching
    the core-course GPA on the Division I sliding scale
  • Submit proof of graduation to the Eligibility Center

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