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1 NCAA Clearinghouse Tucker High School Athletics

2 Clearinghouse Information 185,000 students register every year and only about 90,000 are certified 185,000 students register every year and only about 90,000 are certified

3 What is the Clearinghouse? The clearinghouse evaluates student courses, grades and test scores to determine whether students meet prescribed minimum academic requirements.

4 Clearinghouse ?s Do I have to register with the clearinghouse? Do I have to register with the clearinghouse? –Yes. If you want to participant in Division I or II athletics, you must register. When is the best time to register with the clearinghouse? When is the best time to register with the clearinghouse? –Junior Year. What if I attended more than one high school? What if I attended more than one high school? –An official transcript for each high school attended is required. Is clearinghouse certification the same as college admission? Is clearinghouse certification the same as college admission? –No. Initial-eligibility certification from the clearinghouse does not guarantee your admission to any Division I or II college.

5 More Questions Is there a registration deadline? No Is there a registration deadline? No Is there a registration fee? Yes, $50. The cost can be waived if you receive free or reduced lunch and you have used an SAT or ACT waiver. See your counselor Is there a registration fee? Yes, $50. The cost can be waived if you receive free or reduced lunch and you have used an SAT or ACT waiver. See your counselor Who may see my academic information? The clearinghouse will provide eligibility information only to colleges that request your academic information. Who may see my academic information? The clearinghouse will provide eligibility information only to colleges that request your academic information.

6 Eligibility and Admission Admission to an NCAA college or university is NOT the same as NCAA initial eligibility. Each institution decides which students to admit, based on its admissions criteria. A student-athlete who meets NCAA initial- eligibility standards, may not be admitted to the institution. Likewise, a student- athlete who gains admission to a college or university may not meet NCAA initial- eligibility standards.

7 Core Course Requirements A list of THSs NCAA-approved Core Courses can be found at A list of THSs NCAA-approved Core Courses can be found at Eighth-grade courses DO NOT satisfy initial- eligibility requirements. Eighth-grade courses DO NOT satisfy initial- eligibility requirements. Courses taken after a students eighth semester (fourth year) of high school will NOT satisfy Division I eligibility requirements. However, for Division II schools, all core courses completed after high school but before initial full-time enrollment in college may meet NCAA requirements. Courses taken after a students eighth semester (fourth year) of high school will NOT satisfy Division I eligibility requirements. However, for Division II schools, all core courses completed after high school but before initial full-time enrollment in college may meet NCAA requirements.

8 Division I Standards 2008 and After 16 core courses: 4 years of English 4 years of English 3 years of Math 3 years of Math 2 years of Science 2 years of Science 1 year of additional English, math, or science 1 year of additional English, math, or science 2 years of social science 2 years of social science 4 years of additional courses any area above, foreign language, or religion/ philosophy 4 years of additional courses any area above, foreign language, or religion/ philosophy

9 Division II Standards 16 Core Courses: 3 years of English 3 years of English 2 years of Math 2 years of Math 2 years of Science 2 years of Science 3 years of additional English, math, or science 3 years of additional English, math, or science 2 years of social science 2 years of social science 4 years of additional courses (any area above, foreign language, or religion/ philosophy) 4 years of additional courses (any area above, foreign language, or religion/ philosophy)

10 More Division II Criteria There is NO sliding scale. The minimum core GPA is 2.0. The minimum SAT is 820 (verbal & math only) and the minimum ACT sum score is 68. There is NO sliding scale. The minimum core GPA is 2.0. The minimum SAT is 820 (verbal & math only) and the minimum ACT sum score is 68.

11 What is a Nonqualifer? If you do not meet the requirements, you: May not participate in athletics competition or practice during your first year in college May not participate in athletics competition or practice during your first year in college May receive financial aid based only on need (not athletics-based financial aid) May receive financial aid based only on need (not athletics-based financial aid) May only play three seasons May only play three seasons

12 What is a Partial Qualifier? Used in Division II only. An individual who has met part of the academic requirements. Athlete may practice on campus and receive financial aid, but cant compete for one academic year. However, you may compete for the four seasons remaining Used in Division II only. An individual who has met part of the academic requirements. Athlete may practice on campus and receive financial aid, but cant compete for one academic year. However, you may compete for the four seasons remaining

13 What color is your Shirt? Grayshirt – an individual who is recruited out of high school, but who delays enrollment in college for a term or terms. Grayshirt – an individual who is recruited out of high school, but who delays enrollment in college for a term or terms. Redshirt – an individual who does not play in ANY college game or scrimmage, in a given academic year. If you play in even 1 second of a game as a college athlete, you cant be a redshirt Redshirt – an individual who does not play in ANY college game or scrimmage, in a given academic year. If you play in even 1 second of a game as a college athlete, you cant be a redshirt

14 Core Courses NCAA Division I requires 16 core courses NCAA Division I requires 16 core courses NCAA Division I will require 10 core courses to be completed prior to the seventh semester (seven of the ten must be a combination of English, Math, or Natural or Physical Science that meet the distribution requirements outlined on the next slide). These 10 courses become locked in at the seventh semester and cannot be retaken for grade improvement. NCAA Division I will require 10 core courses to be completed prior to the seventh semester (seven of the ten must be a combination of English, Math, or Natural or Physical Science that meet the distribution requirements outlined on the next slide). These 10 courses become locked in at the seventh semester and cannot be retaken for grade improvement. –Beginning August 1,2016 it will be possible for Division I college- bound student-athletes to still receive athletics aid and the ability to practice with the team if he or she fails the 10 course requirement, but would not be able to compete.

15 Sliding Scale A Division I students enrolling full time before August 1,2016 should use sliding scale A to determine eligibility to receive athletics aid, practice and competition during the first year. Division I students enrolling full time before August 1,2016 should use sliding scale A to determine eligibility to receive athletics aid, practice and competition during the first year.

16 Sliding Scale B Division I GPA required to receive athletics aid and practice on or after August 1,2016, is (corresponding test-score requirements are listed on sliding scale B). Division I GPA required to receive athletics aid and practice on or after August 1,2016, is (corresponding test-score requirements are listed on sliding scale B). Division I GPA required to be eligible for competition on or after August 1,2016, is (corresponding test-score requirements are listed on sliding scale B). Division I GPA required to be eligible for competition on or after August 1,2016, is (corresponding test-score requirements are listed on sliding scale B).

17 New NCAA Division I Eligibility Standards The initial-eligibility standards for NCAA Division I college-bound student-athletes are changing. The changes will affect college-bound student-athletes first entering a Division I college or university on or after August 1,2016. The initial-eligibility standards for NCAA Division I college-bound student-athletes are changing. The changes will affect college-bound student-athletes first entering a Division I college or university on or after August 1,2016. Terms you should know: Terms you should know: –Full Qualifier –Academic Redshirt –Nonqualifier

18 Full Qualifier A college-bound student-athlete may receive athletics aid (scholarship), practice, and compete in the first year of enrollment at the Division I college or university. A college-bound student-athlete may receive athletics aid (scholarship), practice, and compete in the first year of enrollment at the Division I college or university. The requirements for full qualification are that a student-athlete must: The requirements for full qualification are that a student-athlete must: –Complete 16 core courses (same distribution as in past) 10 of the 16 courses must be completed before the seventh semester (senior year) of high school. 10 of the 16 courses must be completed before the seventh semester (senior year) of high school. 7 of the 10 courses must be English, Math, or Science 7 of the 10 courses must be English, Math, or Science –Have a minimum core course GPA of Grades earned in the 10 required courses required before the senior year are locked in for purposes of GPA calculation. Grades earned in the 10 required courses required before the senior year are locked in for purposes of GPA calculation. –A repeat of the one locked in courses will not be used to improve the GPA if taken after the seventh semester begins. –Meet the competition sliding scale requirement of GPA and ACT/SAT score (this is a new scale with increased GPA/text score requirements). –Graduate from high school.

19 Academic Redshirt A college-bound student-athlete may receive athletics aid (scholarship) in the first year of enrollment and may practice in the first regular academic term (semester or quarter) but may NOT compete in the first year of enrollment. After the first term is complete, the college-bound student-athlete must be academically successful at his/her college or university to continue to practice for the rest of the year. A college-bound student-athlete may receive athletics aid (scholarship) in the first year of enrollment and may practice in the first regular academic term (semester or quarter) but may NOT compete in the first year of enrollment. After the first term is complete, the college-bound student-athlete must be academically successful at his/her college or university to continue to practice for the rest of the year. The requirements for academic redshirt are that a student- athlete: The requirements for academic redshirt are that a student- athlete: –Complete 16 core courses (same distribution as in the past). –Have a minimum core course GPA of –Meet the academic redshirt sliding scale requirement of GPA and ACT/SAT score. –Graduate from high school

20 Nonqualifier A college-bound student-athlete cannot receive athletics aid (scholarship), cannot practice, and cannot compete in the first year of enrollment. A college-bound student-athlete cannot receive athletics aid (scholarship), cannot practice, and cannot compete in the first year of enrollment. A nonqualifier is a college-bound student athlete who fails to meet the standards for a qualifier or for an academic redshirt. A nonqualifier is a college-bound student athlete who fails to meet the standards for a qualifier or for an academic redshirt.

21 Important Changes Regarding Nontraditional Courses The rules regarding software-based credit recovery, virtual, online, independent study and correspondence courses have changed. These types of courses, which are identified by the NCAA eligibility center as nontraditional courses, must meet new guidelines in order to be used for college- bound student-athletes who are planning to attend an NCAA Division I or II college or university. The rules regarding software-based credit recovery, virtual, online, independent study and correspondence courses have changed. These types of courses, which are identified by the NCAA eligibility center as nontraditional courses, must meet new guidelines in order to be used for college- bound student-athletes who are planning to attend an NCAA Division I or II college or university.

22 What are the changes? Nontraditional courses must meet the following: Nontraditional courses must meet the following: –Courses that are taught through distance learning, online, credit recovery, etc. need to be comparable in length, content, and rigor to courses taught in a traditional classroom setting. Students may not skip lessons or test out of modules. The course must be four-year college preparatory. –All courses must include ongoing access between the instructor and student, as well as regular interaction for purposes of teaching, evaluating, and providing assistance. This may include, for example, the exchanging of s between the student and teacher, feedback on assignments, and the opportunity for the teacher to engage the student in individual instruction. –Any course taken must have a defined time period for completion. For example, it should be clear whether the course is meant to be taken for an entire semester or during a more condensed time frame, such as six weeks, etc. –Nontraditional courses should be clearly identified as such on the high school transcript.

23 When does this rule take effect? Division I Division I The rule applies to courses completed on or after August 1, 2010, for students first entering an NCAA Division I college or university on or after August 1,2010. Nontraditional courses completed prior to August 1,2010 will be reviewed on a case- by-case basis. The rule applies to courses completed on or after August 1, 2010, for students first entering an NCAA Division I college or university on or after August 1,2010. Nontraditional courses completed prior to August 1,2010 will be reviewed on a case- by-case basis.

24 Questions? Clearinghouse: Clearinghouse: –www.eligibilitycenter.org – Mark Hicks (Associate Director of High School Review, NCAA) Mark Hicks (Associate Director of High School Review, NCAA) –

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