Eligibility Overview

  • Academic Requirements by College Division 

    • Play includes practice, compete, and receive financial aid.
    • For all levels, you must maintain Amateur Status
     

    NCAA

    DIVISION I

    • Graduate from High School
    • Minimum required GPA of 2.3 in 16 required/approved CORE courses (Calculate your NCAA core GPA here! - see below for our school username & password) 
      • A minimum of 2.0 allows for an "academic" redshirt - scholarship and practice, but no competition in first year
    • Test Scores: On a sliding scale.  2.3 requires 900 SAT (Verb/Math) or ACT 75 sum score (ave 18.75 in 4 subjects); 2.0 academic redshirt requires ACT 86 superscore (ave 21.5 in 4 subjects) or 1020 SAT (Verb/Math). See NCAA Quick Reference Guide
    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).

    NCAA

    DIVISION II

    • Graduate from High School
    • Earn at least a 2.2 in 16 required/approved CORE courses (see Div I note on core courses)
    • Test Score: Min ACT 68 sum score or SAT 820**
    • Requirements begin Freshman Year
    • Earn SAT or ACT sum score that matches the CORE course GPA on the NCAA Sliding Scale
    • Division II Toolkit

    NCAA

    DIVISION III

    • Graduate from High School
    • No set eligibility requirements. Each institution determines its own requirements

    NAIA

    • Graduate from High School
    • Meet 2 of 3 criteria
      • Min 2.0 GPA
      • Min SAT 860 or ACT 18 composite
      • Graduate in top 50% of class

    NJCAA

    • Graduate from High School or GED

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    • Graduate from High School
    • No set eligibility requirements. Each institution determines its own requirements
     Calculate your NCAA core GPA on your own!