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NCAA Eligibility

The National Collegiate Athletic Association regulations regarding college freshman eligibility to receive athletically-related financial aid and to participate in athletics at any Division I and II college or university are as follows:

1. A minimum 2.0 G.P.A. (on a 4.0 scale) in at least 16 core courses for students first entering any N.C.A.A. Division I college or university on or after August 1, 2008.  N.C.A.A. Division II requires 14 core courses, but will require 16 core courses beginning August 1, 2013.  Required areas:

        English - 4 credits (Div. I) or 3 credits (Div. II)

        Mathematics - 3 credits in Algebra I or higher (Div. I) or 2 credits in Algebra I or higher (Div. II)

        Science - 2 credits in Natural/Physical Science - one must be a laboratory science (Div I & II)

        Social Science - 2 credits (Div I & II)

        English, Math, or Natural/Physical Science - 1 additional credit (Div. I) or 2 additional credits (Div. II)

        Other - 4 credits (Div. I) or 3 credits (Div. II) of additional core courses (from any area above, or from world language, non doctrinal religion or philosophy).

2. Division I has a sliding scale for S.A.T. & A.C.T. test scores and uses the grade point average of only N.C.A.A. - approved core courses.  Go to www.ncaa.org or www.ncaaclearinghouse.net for this information.

Division II has a minimum S.A.T. score requirement of 820 (based on Critical Reading and Math sections only) or a minimum A.C.T. sum score of 68 (based on English, Math, Reading & Science sections from test taken on a National Test date).

       When registering for the S.A.T. or A.C.T., use the Eligibility Center code of 9999 to make sure the score is reported to the Eligibility Center.  All S.A.T. and A.C.T. scores must be reported directly to the N.C.A.A. Initial - Eligibility Clearinghouse by the testing agency.  Test scores that appear on transcripts will no longer be used.

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