Eligibility Overview

  • Please see below for academic requirements by each college division. To access your free eligibility status report, click here

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

    For more information, visit the NCAA Eligibility Center

    NCAA
    DIVISION I

    • Minimum required GPA of 2.3 in 16 required/approved CORE courses 
      • A minimum of 2.0 allows for an "academic" redshirt - scholarship and practice, but no competition in first year
    • Test Scores are given on a sliding scale. 2.3 requires 980 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
    • Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to be cleared
    • Graduate from High School
    • Requirements begin Freshman Year of HS

     

    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;
    • Four-year college preparatory; and
    • 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).
    • See ETHS NCAA Course List or ETHS Course Selection Guide with designated "N" symbol.

      For more information, review the Division I Toolkit.

    NCAA
    DIVISION II

    • Earn at least an NCAA CORE GPA of 2.2 in 16 required/approved CORE courses (see Div I note on core courses)
    • Test Score: Min ACT 68 sum score or SAT 900
    • Requirements begin Freshman Year of HS
    • Earn SAT or ACT sum score that matches the CORE course GPA on the NCAA DII Quick Reference Guide
    • Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to be cleared
    • Graduate from High School

      For more information, review the Division II Toolkit.


    NCAA

    DIVISION III

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

    NAIA

    • Graduate from High School
    • Meet 2 of 3 criteria
      • Min 2.0 GPA
      • Min SAT 970 or ACT 18 composite
      • Graduate in the top 50% of class 

    For more information, review the NAIA Guide.

     
    NJCAA

    • Graduate from High School or GED

    INTRAMURAL/CLUB

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