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  • Click on Academic Eligibility Overview for requirements in all 5 college athletic divisions

    • Below are the NCAA DI Requirements and Task Timeline (the most rigorous of the 5 divisions)

    Contact Joyce Anderson - College Bound Student Athlete Advisor - with questions regarding eligibility requirements


    NCAA DIVISION I REQUIREMENTS

    1. Graduate from High School
    2. Academic requirements begin Day 1 of Freshman Year and continue throughout high school
    3. To be elgibile to "PLAY"*, earn a min required CORE GPA of 2.3 (with 75 super ACT score) in 16 credits (.5 credit = 1 semester) of approved CORE courses (See NCAA Approved Course List)
      • 16 CORE credits require the following credits in specific subjects:
        • 4 English, 3 Math, 2 Science, 1 extra Math/Engl/Science, 2 Social Science, 4 electives (Eng/Math/Sci/Soc Sci/Lang/Philosophy/Religion)
      • 10 out of the 16 credits are "Locked In" before the start of senior year. 7 of the 10 credits must be in Eng,Math,Sci. Once senior year begins the "Locked In" grades cannot be replaced.
      • A min GPA of 2.0 with 86 ACT = "Academic Redshirt", which allows for a scholarship and practice but not competition.
    4. NCAA CORE Course =
      1. A core course must be an academic course in one or a combination of these areas:
        • English, mathematics, natural/physical science, social science,foreign language, comparative religion or philosophy;
        • Be four-year college preparatory; and
        • Be taught at or above your high school’s regular academic level (no remedial courses, those taught at a slower pace or those that cover less content)
    5. SAT or ACT super score must match the CORE course GPA on the NCAA Sliding Scale
      • ACT Super Score - NCAA will take the best scores in each subject from any tests taken to create the best "super score"
      • E.g. A 2.3 Core GPA requires a 75 on ACT - 18,19,19, 19 in the 4 ACT subjects.
    6. ETHS CORE GPA Calculator - Download and calculate your NCAA Core GPA
      • CHECK YOUR CORE GPA EVERY SEMESTER!!
      • Honors and AP classes give a bump to the CORE GPA - see explanation in CORE GPA Calculator

    NCAA DI Academic Task Timeline

    Freshman

    Confirm taking NCAA Approved Eng, Math, Science, Soc Sci and Lang

    • Summer School is important if student is struggling
    • If earned D's or F's, take advantage of summer school by re-taking NCAA Approved CORE courses
    • American Legal Systems is NCAA approved and offered in the summer
    • If courses are not offered at ETHS during the summer, online courses are available, however they are challenging and expensive
    • Course Requests for next year should be done with NCAA Core Courses in mind

    Sophomore

    Confirm taking NCAA Approved Eng, Math, Science, Soc Sci and Lang

    • If earned D's or F's, take advantage of summer school by re-taking NCAA Approved CORE courses
    • American Legal Systems is NCAA approved and offered in the summer
    • If courses are not offered at ETHS during the summer, online courses are available, however they are challenging and expensive.
    • Course Requests for next year should be done with NCAA Core Courses in mind

    Junior

    Confirm taking NCAA Approved Eng, Math, Science, Soc Sci, Lang, Philosphy

    • Junior summer is the last time summer courses can change past GPA misteps in "locked in" credits. Only 1 summer course is permitted after graduation, and students must graduate with their class
    • Unfortunately, students don't understand the magnitude of their GPA until it's almost too late and they scramble during this junior summer to raise their GPA.
    • Course Requests for next year should be done with NCAA Core Courses in mind - this is the last year to ensure requirements are complete (just like graduation). It is also the last opportunity to register for classes to replace poor grades

    Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center

    Register for ACT or SAT - enter #9999 to report score to NCAA Eligiblity Center

    Send Transcript to Eligibility Center after completion of Junior Year

    Senior

    Confirm taking English and any other necessary requirements

    • By senior year, most requirements have been fulfilled - 10 have been "locked in"
    • Any poor grades that are not "locked in" may be replaced by taking new approved courses.

    After Apr 1 Request Amateurism Certification

    Send Final Transcript to NCAA Eligibility Center


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