Introductory information is available below on NCAA and eligibility for student-athletes. For additional information, particularly with regard to GPA requirements, see https://www.ncsasports.org/ncaa-eligibility-center/gpa-requirements
- NCAA Division will require 16 core courses for students enrolling on or after August 1, 2013.
- Division I + II use a sliding scale to match SAT or ACT scores and core grade-point averages. The sliding scale for those requirements can be found at https://www.ncsasports.org/ncaa-eligibility-center/ncaa-sliding-scale
- The SAT score used for NCAA purposes includes only the critical reading and math sections. The writing section of the SAT is not used.
- The ACT score used for NCAA purposes is a sum of the following four sections: English, mathematics, reading and science.
- When you register for the SAT or ACT, use the NCAA Eligibility Center code of 9999 to ensure all SAT and ACT scores are reported directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center from the testing agency. Test scores that appear on transcripts will not be used.
Grade Point Average
- Be sure to look at your high school’s List of NCAA Courses on the NCAA Eligibility Center’s website. Use the list as a guide.
- Only courses that appear on your school’s List of NCAA Courses will be used in the calculation of the core grade-point average. Use the list as a guide.
- Division I + II core grade-point-average requirements are listed on a sliding scale on the NCAA Eligibility Center’s website.
- Remember, the NCAA grade-point average is calculated using NCAA core courses only.