2014-15 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete
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The requirements are changing for students who enroll full time at an NCAA Division I school after August 1, 2016.
Students must graduate high school and meet ALL the following requirements:
- Complete 16 core courses:
- Four years of English
- Three years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)
- Two years of natural/physical science (including one year of lab science if your high school offers it)
- One additional year of English, math or natural/physical science
- Two years of social science
- Four additional years of English, math, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, comparative religion or philosophy
- Complete 10 core courses, including seven in English, math or natural/physical science, before the seventh semester. Once students begin their seventh semester, they may not repeat or replace any of those 10 courses to improve their core-course GPA.
- Earn at least a 2.3 GPA in their core courses.
- Earn an SAT combined score or ACT sum score matching their core-course GPA on the Division I sliding scale, which balances their test score and core-course GPA. If students have a low test score, they need a higher core-course GPA to be eligible. If they have a low core-course GPA, they need a higher test score to be eligible. If they have a low core-course GPA, they need a higher test score to be eligible.
For more resources regarding these changes, visit NCAA.org/student-athletes/play-division-i-sports or the Division I Academic Requirements Guide.
AMATEURISM CERTIFICATION REQUEST REMINDER FOR STUDENTS
Beginning April 1, students enrolling in college fall 2015 will have the opportunity to request final amateurism certification. Prior to the final amateurism request, please remind your fall enrollees of the following:
Be sure information in the registration is accurate (i.e., email, date of birth, enrollment period);
Be sure to enter all sports that need an amateurism certification;
Be sure to enter any previous colleges or universities attended (under the education tab); and
Be sure to complete all tasks (especially academic).
For help with requesting final amateurism certification, students can watch this video.
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