1. Graduation from high school 2. Minimum core grade point average 3. Minimum corresponding ACT or SAT score 4. Completion of 16 core courses NCAA Bylaw 184.108.40.206
1. Recognized academic course that qualifies for graduation Falls into one of the following: English, Math, Natural/Physical Science, Social Science, Foreign Language, Non-doctrinal Religion/Philosophy 2. Considered college prepatory academically prepares a student to enter a 4 year college) 3. Math is completed at the level of Algebra 1 or higher 4. Taught by a qualified instructor 5. Taught at or above the regular academic level NCAA Bylaw 220.127.116.11
1. Meets all requirements of a core course 2. Instructor and student have ongoing access to one another for purposes of teaching, evaluating, providing assistance 3. Instructor and student have regular interaction for purposes of teaching, evaluation, providing assistance 4. Completed work is available for review and evaluation 5. Course includes defined period for completion 6. Course is acceptable for any student and placed on the high school transcript NCAA Bylaw 18.104.22.168.2
4 English 3 Mathematics 2 Natural or Physical Science 1 Additional English, Mathematics, or Natural or Physical Science 2 Social Science 4 Additional Core Courses (from any of the above subject areas or foreign language, philosophy, or non-doctrinal religion NCAA Bylaw 22.214.171.124
Use of nonstandard ACT and/or SAT test (NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199.2) Use of courses completed after high school graduation (NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52.5) Use of courses designed specifically for students with disabilities
Freshman Year Carefully (and strategically!) choose courses Approved course lists can be found at eligibilitycenter.org under the Resources tab Junior Year Take ACT/SAT and report score to the Eligibility Center (Code: 9999) All ACT/SAT must be sent directly to the Eligibility Center from the testing agency (NCAA Bylaw 184.108.40.206.4)
After Junior Year Register with the Eligibility Center at eligibilitycenter.org ($65) Submit an official 6 th semester transcript to the Eligibility Center Senior Year Course selection is critical!! Retake ACT/SAT, if necessary, and submit score to the Eligibility Center After Senior Year Submit final official transcript with proof of graduation to the Eligibility Center
Once the Eligibility Center has received an official transcript, a revised transcript will not be immediately accepted The Eligibility Center may require additional supporting documentation before accepting transcript changes An initial-eligibility waiver may be required in instances of an altered final transcript
NCAA Working Group on Initial Eligibility Trends Does it include the pre-collegiate environment? The NCAA has the right to establish initial eligibility standards, verify core courses and validate the institutions they attend. In June 2006, 15 schools were invalidated. In March 2007, 4 more schools were invalidated and 200 more schools are expected to be placed under review. Even if a school is not invalidated, individual student-athletes academic record could be invalidated based on an individual review.
A prospect must complete core-curriculum requirements not later than the high school graduation date of his or her high school class Anticipated graduation date is determined the prospects 9 th grade enrollment Exception: a prospect who graduates on time with his or her high school class may use 1 core course completed in the year following graduation NCAA Bylaws 220.127.116.11.1 and 18.104.22.168.1.1
A prospect with a diagnosed education impacting disability who graduates on time with his or her class may use up to 3 core courses completed during the year after graduation NCAA Bylaw 22.214.171.124.1.2
Amateurism: student-athletes shall be amateurs in an intercollegiate sport, and their participation should be motivated primarily by education and by the physical, mental and social benefits to be derived. Student participation in intercollegiate athletics is an avocation, and student-athletes should be protected from exploitation by professional and commercial enterprises NCAA Bylaw 2.9 Professional Athlete: an athlete who receives any kind of payment, directly or indirectly, for athletics participation NCAA Bylaw 12.02.3
All student-athletes entering a Division I or Division II institution must complete the amateurism certification process Both domestic and international prospects must complete an amateurism questionnaire after registering with the Eligibility Center Amateurism status is determined by the responses provided by the prospect
Contracts with professional team Salary for participating in athletics Prize money above actual and necessary expenses Play with professionals Education expenses from individual or entity other than a parent Preferential treatment based on athletics participation or reputation Tryouts, practice, or competition with a professional team Benefits from an agent or prospective agent Agreement to be represented by an agent Organized competition rule
Students will complete an online questionnaire about their athletics history through the Eligibility Center Sport-Specific Included in the Eligibility Center registration fee Elite athletes will be reviewed automatically by the NCAA staff.
Contact: any face-to-face encounter between a prospect or prospects relative or legal guardian and an institutional staff member or athletics representative during which any dialogue occurs in excess of an exchange of greetings. NCAA Bylaw 13.02.3 Evaluation: any off-campus activity designed to assess the academic qualifications or athletics ability of a prospect. NCAA Bylaw 13.02.6 Telephone calls: all electronically transmitted human voice exchange. NCAA Bylaw 13.02.14
Official Visit: an official visit to a member institution by a prospective student-athlete is a visit financed in whole or in part by the member institution. NCAA Bylaw 13.02.15.1 Unofficial Visit: an unofficial visit to a member institution by a prospective student-athlete is a visit made at the prospective student-athletes own expense. NCAA Bylaw 13.02.15.2
Recruiting Materials/E-Mails: September 1 st of junior year NCAA Bylaw 13.4.1 Telephone Calls: 1 call between April 15 th - May 31 st during junior year and 1 per week starting September 1 st of senior year, unlimited calls during contact periods NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199.1 Off-Campus Contact: 6 in-person, off-campus contacts during senior year, starting the last Sunday following the last Saturday in November NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52 Evaluations: 3 total-1 in fall and 2 from April 15 th -May 31 st NCAA Bylaw 184.108.40.206
Recruiting Materials/E-mails: June 15 th following sophomore year NCAA Bylaw 13.4.1 Telephone Calls: 1 per month beginning June 15 th following sophomore year and 2 per week after August 1 of senior year, unlimited during contact period NCAA Bylaw 220.127.116.11.2 Off-Campus Contact: 3 in-person, off-campus contacts during senior year NCAA Bylaw 18.104.22.168 Evaluations: 7 recruiting opportunities (i.e. contacts and evaluations) NCAA Bylaw 22.214.171.124
Recruiting Materials/E-Mails: September 1 st of junior year NCAA Bylaw 13.4.1 Telephone Calls: 1 call during April and 1 call during May following junior year, 1 call June 1 st -June 20 th and 1 call June 21 st -June 30 th following junior year, 3 calls during July following junior year, 1 call per week thereafter, unlimited during contact period NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199.3 Off-Campus Contact:3 in-person, off-campus contacts during senior year, starting September of senior year NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52 Evaluations: 5 recruiting opportunities (i.e. contacts and evaluations) NCAA Bylaw 184.108.40.206
Recruiting Materials/E-Mails: September 1 st of junior year NCAA Bylaw 13.4.1 Telephone Calls: 1 per week following July 1 st of junior year Baseball, Cross Country/Track, Softball, Volleyball: unlimited calls during contact period NCAA Bylaws 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168.1 Off-Campus Contact: July 1 st following junior year, July 15 th for gymnastics, no more than 3 during senior year NCAA Bylaw 22.214.171.124 Evaluations: 7 recruiting opportunity (i.e. contacts and evaluations) NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199
Prospect pays all expenses Institution may provide three complimentary admissions to an on-campus athletics event Prospect may take an unofficial visit at any time (except during a dead period or in basketball during the month of July) Prospect may make as many unofficial visits as he/she wishes NCAA Bylaws 13.7.1, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, and 220.127.116.11
Institution finances all or part of the visit Maximum of 5 visits per prospect One visit per school Maximum 48 hours in length Academic requirements for visit: Test score (SAT, ACT, PLAN, PSAT) HS or College Transcript Must register with the Eligibility Center and be placed on the institutions IRL NCAA Bylaws 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 13.6.3, and 126.96.36.199
Binding one-year agreement Prospect must attend that institution for one year Institution must offer athletics aid to the prospect in conjunction with the NLI (financial aid agreement) Athletics aid is for one year only, renewed on a year- to year basis If you break this contract, the basic penalty is to sit out of competition for a year and lose a year of eligibility.
No limit on contacts or evaluations NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52 Coaches still may not visit the high school more than once per week in the sports of football and mens basketball NCAA Bylaw 184.108.40.206.2 Coaches may not contact your on- or off-campus during dead period NCAA Bylaws 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168.1, and 22.214.171.124.2 Unlimited telephone calls NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199.3 Unlimited text messages and other forms of electronic communication NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52.1 Practice/Competition site restrictions remain NCAA Bylaws 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11.1, and 18.104.22.168.2
NCAA Eligibility Center Toll Free: 877/262-1492 International Callers: 317/223-0700 Fax: 317/968-5100 http://eligibilitycenter.org NCAA National Office 317/917-6222 Hotline: 800/638-3731 Fax: 317/917-6622 www.ncaa.org College Bound Student-Athlete Guide http://www.ncaapublications.com/p-3950-2010-2011-guide- for-the-college-bound-student-athlete-due-late-summer- 2010.aspx http://www.ncaapublications.com/p-3950-2010-2011-guide- for-the-college-bound-student-athlete-due-late-summer- 2010.aspx
6 hours a semester 18 degree applicable hours during the academic year 24 hours prior to 3 rd semester 40/60/80 rule for 5 th, 7 th, and 9 th semesters Term-by-term GPA requirements (1.8, 1.9, 2.0) GOAL: to graduate in 5 years
Summer athletics aid to incoming student-athletes Athletics aid is awarded on a year-by-year basis Aid Limit: no more than 5 years of aid in a 6 year period Equivalency versus Head Count (i.e., full-ride) Outside aid based on athletics may count towards the student-athletes and sport limitation Institutional (non-athletics) aid may necessitate a reduction in athletics aid
Practice Requirements (20/8) Academic Support Services Community Service Life Skills Programming Social Conduct Year Round Drug Testing
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