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    NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse

    YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS A PROSPECTIVE STUDENT ATHLETE

    If you are planning to enroll in college as a freshman and you wish to participate in Division I or Division II athletics, you must be certified by the NCAA Initial- Eligibility Clearinghouse. It is your responsibility to make sure the Clearinghouse has the documents it needs to certify you.

    These documents are:

      Your completed application. This is done online. The website is: www.ncaaclearinghouse.net

      Your Official transcript and student release form mailed directly from every high school you have attended.

      Your ACT or SAT scores.

    It is the responsibility of the parent and student to set up a four-year schedule of class that meets the NCAA requirements. Your son’s/daughter’s guidance counselor will be available to help clarify the NCAA process. The NCAA Clearinghouse process should begin the freshman year and end with the Clearinghouse Application being submitted at the beginning of the senior year.

    The NCAA initial-eligibility rules have changed.

    If you plan to enroll in any Division I or Division II college or university in fall 2005 or after, please read this information carefully.

    For students entering any college or university on or after August 1, 2005, your NCAA initial eligibility will be evaluated under the new rules as described below.

    For students entering any Division I college or university on or after August 1, 2008, your NCAA initial eligibility will be evaluated under the 16 core-course rule as described below.

    THE NEW RULE:

    INCREASES the number of core courses from 13 to 14. This additional core course may be in any area: English, mathematics, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language or nondoctrinal religion/philosophy. The breakdown of core-course requirements is listed below.

    • CHANGES the Division I initial-eligibility index, or sliding scale. See the Core GPA/test score sliding-scale index below.

    • The 16 core-course rule INCREASES the number of core courses from 14 to 16 for Division I only. Students must complete three years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher), and four years of additional core courses. The additional core course may be taken in any area: English, mathematics, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language or nondoctrinal religion/philosophy. The breakdown of the requirements is listed below.

    DIVISION I
    2005-2007
    14 Core Courses:
    4 years of English.
    2 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.
    3 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or nondoctrinal religion/philosophy).
     
    DIVISION I
    16 CORE-COURSE RULE
    2008 and after
    16 Core Courses:
    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 nondoctrinal religion/philosophy).
     
    DIVISION II
    2005 and after
    14 Core Courses:
    3 years of English.
    2 years of mathematics
    (Algebra I or higher).
    2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school).
    2 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science.
    2 years of social science.
    3 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or nondoctrinal religion/philosophy).

    PLEASE NOTE: Computer science is being eliminated as an acceptable core-course area for students first entering any college or university on or after August 1, 2005. Students entering college on or after August 1, 2005, may not use any computer science courses in meeting the core-course requirements, unless the course receives graduation credit in mathematics or natural/physical science, and is listed as such on the high school’s list of NCAA-approved core courses.

    OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    • In Division II, there is no sliding scale. The minimum core grade-point average is 2.000. The minimum SAT Score is 820 and the minimum ACT sum score is 68.
    • Students first entering a Division I or Division II collegiate institution on or after August 1, 2005, must meet the new 14 core-course rule.
    • Students first entering a Division I collegiate institution on or after August 1, 2008, must meet the 16 core-course rule.
    • State tests, such as those given in Colorado and Illinois, are not acceptable.

    For more information regarding the new rule, please go to www.ncaa.org. Click on "Student-Athletes & Parents" in the "Custom Home Pages" section. You may also visit the Clearinghouse Web site at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net.

    IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT NCAA ELIGIBILITY, PLEASE CALL THE NCAA INITIAL-ELIGIBILITY CLEARINGHOUSE TOLL-FREE AT 877/262-1492. YOU MAY ALSO CALL THE NCAA AT 317/917-6222.

     

    DIVISION I
    CORE GRADE-POINT AVERAGE/TEXT-SCORE SLIDING SCALE
    NEW CORE GPA/Test Score Index

    Core GPA

    SAT

    ACT

    3.550 & Above

    400

    37

    3.525

    410

    38

    3.500

    420

    39

    3.475

    430

    40

    3.450

    440

    41

    3.425

    450

    41

    3.400

    460

    42

    3.375

    470

    42

    3.350

    480

    43

    3.325

    490

    44

    3.300

    500

    44

    3.275

    510

    45

    3.250

    520

    46

    3.225

    530

    46

    3.200

    540

    47

    3.175

    550

    47

    3.150

    560

    48

    3.125

    570

    49

    3.100

    580

    49

    3.075

    590

    50

    3.050

    600

    50

    3.025

    610

    51

    3.000

    620

    52

    2.975

    630

    52

    2.950

    640

    53

    2.925

    650

    53

    2.900

    660

    54

    2.875

    670

    55

    2.850

    680

    56

    2.825

    690

    56

    2.800

    700

    57

    2.775

    710

    58

    2.750

    720

    59

    2.725

    730

    59

    2.700

    730

    60

    2.675

    740-750

    61

    2.650

    760

    62

    2.625

    770

    63

    2.600

    780

    64

    2.575

    790

    65

    2.550

    800

    66

    2.525

    810

    67

    2.500

    820

    68

    2.475

    830

    69

    2.450

    840-850

    70

    2.425

    860

    70

    2.400

    860

    71

    2.375

    870

    72

    2.350

    880

    73

    2.325

    890

    74

    2.300

    900

    75

    2.275

    910

    76

    2.250

    920

    77

    2.225

    930

    78

    2.200

    940

    79

    2.175

    950

    80

    2.150

    960

    80

    2.125

    960

    81

    2.100

    970

    82

    2.075

    980

    83

    2.050

    990

    84

    2.025

    1000

    85

    2.000

    1010

    86

Last Modified on December 19, 2006