NCAA College Freshman Athletic Eligibility Requirements
To academically qualify to participate in athletics at the Division I or Division II level you must do the following:
- Take challenging, college bound courses. Check with your guidance counselor or online at: www.ncaaclearinghouse.net for a complete list of approved courses.
- Before you begin your senior year, complete the Clearinghouse Registration online at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net See payment instructions on web site.
- Important: Your official academic eligibility is determined by the NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse. An athlete cannot tryout, participate or receive an athletic scholarship from an NCAA Division I or II school until they are declared academically eligible by the NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse.
- Division I or II "Qualifier" - This means the athlete may practice, compete and receive an athletic scholarship as a freshman.
1) Graduation from high school
2) Complete at least 14 high school core academic courses
3) Have a 2.3 grade-point average (based on a 4.0 scale) and a combined score on the SAT verbal, math, and writing sections or a sum score on the ACT based on the following qualifier index scale available online at www.ncaa clearinghouse.net.
For the Class of 2016 and beyond...the initial eligibility requirements are changing. Check out the changes at: http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Quick_Reference_Sheet.pdf