The 2016 class will be the first group affected by new, more stringent NCAA initial eligibility requirements. With a goal of making sure that its future student-athletes are more prepared for college and that they have a better chance to obtain their degree, the NCAA has put in place the following changes for future Division I prospects.
Complete 16 Core Courses
- 4 in English
- 3 in Math
- 2 in Science
- 2 in Social Science
- 1 additional in English, Math or Science
- 4 additional in those listed above or Foreign Language, Philosophy or Religion
- 10 of the Core Courses must be completed before the start of a student-athlete’s senior year and those grades are “locked in” for the purpose of GPA calculation.
- Achieve a minimum GPA of 2.30 in the 16 core courses to go along with a qualifying SAT or ACT score according to the NCAA’s Sliding Scale.
Detailed information can be found on the NCAA’s website at: http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Eligibility_Rules/High_School_IE_Standards.pdf
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