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Things To Know About Athletic Recruiting

If you are an athletes that plans on competing at the NCAA Division 1 or Division 2 level you have to register with the NCAA. You can go to the NCAA website and register at the Eligibility center (NCAA Clearing House). The NCAA  Eligibility Center certifies and validates your, core courses,  amateur status, GPA, and SAT/ACT test scores. The Eligible Center will certify if you're eligible to compete as a freshmen.

You will not be able to compete at the NCAA D1, D2 level unless the Eligibility Center clears/certifies you. You must register immediately to be eligible.    

NCAA Eligibility Center-How to register.

Register online at the website it takes about 45 minutes, NCAA Eligibility Center website. If For additional information go to the  Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete.

Eligibility Requirements / Meeting Core Course Requirements

This information is for athletes who want to play NCAA D1 sports and receive an athletic scholarship. 99% of athletes who meet the DI requirements will also be eligible at other division levels.  It is important to remember that just because you meet the academic requirements of the NCAA, you are not guaranteed to gain admission into the school of your choice. Here are the NCAA D1 requirements for athlete graduating in the class of 2013, 2014 or 2015.

  1. You must graduate from high school
  2. You must complete 16 core courses and receive a minimum GPA of 2.0 in those courses. The core course requirements are as follows 4 years of English, 3 years of Math (Algebra 1 or higher), 2 years of Natural or Physical Science, 2 years of Social Science, 1 extra year of English, Math or Science and 4 years of Religion, Philosophy, Foreign Language or additional years of any of the categories above.
  3. You must take the SAT or ACT and score a minimum of 400 on the SAT (Math and Reading only) or 37 on the ACT (your sum score).
  4. Your core course GPA combined with your SAT/ACT score must meet the minimum requirements as laid out by the NCAA Sliding Scale (please go to the bottom of this page to see the complete sliding scale).

New NCAA D1 Requirements for Athletes Graduating in 2016 or Later

The academic requirements for student athletes graduating in 2016 or later are going to be much higher than the current academic markers. If current high school athletes were required to meet the new academic standards, over 15% of incoming freshman would not be eligible (40% of basketball players and 35% of football players). This means if you are following the same courses as the athletes ahead of you, there is a chance you will not be eligible. Here is a summary of all of the new requirements.

  • The new minimum GPA goes up from 2.0 to 2.3
  • The GPA requirements on the sliding scale have gone up roughly .5. See the sliding scale for 2016 graduates at the bottom of this page.
  • You must complete 10 of your 16 core course before your senior year of high school
  • You will not be allowed to retake any of your 10 core courses before your senior year for a higher score.

You must be an Amateur

The NCAA must certify you as an Amateur the eligibility center will ask you questions about your status. Some of the questions are below.

  • Have you ever contacted a pro team
  • Have you ever been paid to compete in a competition
  • Have you ever been represented or had contact with an agent
  • Have you ever been helped financially in your athletic endeavors

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