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NCAA ELIGIBILITY- DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?. Living The Dream… If you are planning on or hoping to become an NCAA College-Bound Student Athlete, you.

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1 NCAA ELIGIBILITY- DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

2 Living The Dream… If you are planning on or hoping to become an NCAA College-Bound Student Athlete, you must take the appropriate and NCAA APPROVED classes during high school. Why? To make sure you are not a professional athlete To make sure you are academically college ready So you dont become…

3 THIS GUY Redshirted & Sad.

4 IF YOU DONT WANT TO BE THAT GUY…

5 Make sure you understand what core courses are! Requirements for NCAA D-1 Division I: 1. Graduate from high school; 2. Complete a minimum of 16 core courses; 3. Present the required grade-point average (GPA) (see the sliding scale in the Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete for Division I) THIS IS EQUAL TO A MINIMUM OF Present a qualifying test score on either the ACT or SAT (see the sliding scale in the Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete). THIS IS EQUAL TO A MINIMUM 1010 SAT, and COMPOSITE ACT SCORE OF 86 (Sum Total) and 5. Complete the amateurism questionnaire and request final amateurism certification. Division I Core-Course Breakdown (Courses Must Appear on your List of Approved Core Courses) 4 years of English 3 years of math (Algebra 1 or higher) 2 years of natural or physical science (including one year of lab science if offered by your high school) 1 extra year of English, math, or natural or physical science 2 years of social science 4 years of extra core courses from any category above, or foreign language, nondoctrinal/comparative religion/philosophy

6 NEW NCAA Requirements Starting 2016 If you are Graduating in 2016 or after, this applies toYOU.

7 NEW NCAA Requirements Starting 2016 Full Qualifier must: 1. Complete 16 core courses (same distribution as in the past) Ten of the 16 core courses must be completed before the seventh semester (senior year) of high school. Seven of the 10 core courses must be English, math or science. 2. Have a minimum core-course GPA of 2.300; Grades earned in the 10 required courses required before the senior year are locked in for purposes of GPA calculation. A repeat of one of the locked in courses will not be used to improve the GPA if taken after the seventh semester begins. 3. Meet the competition sliding scale requirement of GPA and ACT/SAT score (this is a new scale with increased GPA/test score requirements); and 4. Graduate from high school.

8 NEW NCAA Requirements Starting 2016 Academic Redshirt must: 1. Complete 16 core courses (same distribution as in the past) 2. Have a minimum core-course GPA of 2.000; 3. Meet the academic redshirt sliding scale requirement of GPA and ACT/SAT score; and 4. Graduate from high school.

9 Requirements for NCAA D-2 Division II 16 Core Courses ( Up from 14, New For Current Juniors) 3 years of English. 2 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher). 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school). 3 years of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science. 2 years of social science. 4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy). Division II requires a minimum SAT score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68 The SAT score used for NCAA purposes includes only the critical reading and math sections. The writing section of the SAT is not used. The ACT score used for NCAA purposes is a sum of the following four sections: English, mathematics, reading and science When you register for the SAT or ACT, use the NCAA Eligibility Center code of 9999 to ensure all SAT and ACT scores are reported directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center from the testing agency. Test scores that appear on transcripts will not be used.

10 Approved English/Language Arts Classes English/LA 9 & English/LA 9 Honors & English/LA 9 Honors (IB Prep) English/LA 10 & English/LA 10 Honors & English/LA 10 Honors (IB Prep) English/LA 11 IB Language 11 (English) English/LA 11 World Studies (Multicultural) AP English Language and Composition (AP Junior English) AP English Literature and Composition (AP Senior English) Creative Writing English/LA 12 – Literature Study (British Literature) Forensic Speech Debate Journalism IB Language 12 (English)

11 NOT Approved English/Language Arts Classes Strategic Reading 9 Strategic Reading 10 English/LA 12 – Literary Genre (Film Literature) SERIOUSLY, ITS NOT APPROVED English/LA 12: Research/Technical Writing/Communications NO SERIOUSLY, ITS NOT APPROVED Journalism Advanced: Newspaper Publication Prod: Yearbook ESL English 1,2 & 3

12 Approved Math Classes Algebra I Geometry Geometry Honors Algebra II Algebra II Honors Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry Honors Inferential Probability and Statistics AP Statistics AP Calculus AB & BC

13 NOT Approved Math Classes Pre-Algebra Algebra I Analytical (Principles) Geometry Principles Algebra Intermediate

14 Approved Social Studies Classes U.S. Government Comprehensive U.S. Government Comprehensive Honors World Geography World Geography Honors Modern U.S. History Modern U.S. History Honors AP U.S. History World History Overview AP European History AP U.S. Government and Politics Economics AP Micoreconomics AP Macroeconomics Psychology World People Studies (Women in History) Sociology AP Psychology

15 Approved Science Classes Earth Science & Earth Science Honors Biology & Biology Honors & AP Biology Biology Advanced Studies Marine Biology Conceptual Chemistry Chemistry & Chemistry Honors & AP Chemistry AP Environmental Science Physics & Physics Honors & AP Physics

16 Freshmen and Sophomores Start planning now! Work hard to get the best grades possible. Take classes that match your high schools List of NCAA Courses. The NCAA Eligibility Center will use only approved core courses to certify your initial eligibility. You can access and print your high schools List of NCAA Courses at Click the NCAA College- Bound Student-Athlete link to enter Click on the Resources tab and select U.S. Students where you will find the link for the List of NCAA Courses. At the beginning of your sophomore year, complete your online registration at If you fall behind, do not take short cuts. Classes you take must be four- year college preparatory and must meet NCAA requirements.

17 Juniors Register to take the ACT, SAT or both and use the NCAA Eligibility Center code 9999 as a score recipient. Doing this sends your official score directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center. Continue to take college prepratory courses. Double check to make sure the courses you have taken match your schools List of NCAA Courses. Ask your high school counselor to send an official transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center after completing your junior year. If you have attended more than one high school, the NCAA Eligibility Center will need official transcripts from all high schools attended. (The NCAA Eligibility Center does NOT accept faxed or ed transcripts/test scores.) The NCAA Eligibility Center does accept transcripts electronically through Docufide/Parchment, e-Scrip Safe, ConnectEdu, National Transcript Center and Xap. Before registering for classes for your senior year, check with your high school counselor to determine the number of core courses that you need to complete your senior year.

18 Seniors Take the ACT and/or SAT again, if necessary. The NCAA Eligibility Center will use the best scores from each section of the ACT or SAT to determine your best cumulative score. Continue to take college-preparatory courses. Check the courses you have taken to match your schools List of NCAA Courses. Review your amateurism responses and request final amateurism certification on or after April 1 (for fall enrollees) or October 1 (for spring enrollees). Continue to work hard to get the best grades possible. Graduate on time (in eight academic semesters). After graduation, ask your high school counselor to send your final transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center with proof of graduation. The NCAA Eligibility Center accepts transcripts electronically through Docufide/Parchment, e-Scrip Safe, ConnectEdu, National Transcript Center and Xap.

19 Because The Reality Is…

20 THE NCAA IS NOT FOR EVERYBODY Men's BasketballWomen's Basketball FootballBaseballMen's Ice HockeyMen's Soccer High School 535,289435,8851,095,993474,21935,732411,757 High School - Senior 152,940124,539313,141135,49110,209117,645 NCAA 17,89016,13469,64331,9993,89122,987 NCAA - Freshman 5,1114,61019,8989,1431,1126,568 NCAA - Senior 3,9763,58515,4767, ,108 NCAA - Drafted High School to NCAA 3.3%3.7%6.4%6.7%10.9%5.6% NCAA to Pro1.3%0.9%1.6%9.7%1.2%0.7% High School to Pro 0.03%0.02%0.08%0.51%0.10%0.03% Probability of competing in athletics beyond high school

21 IN SUM… DONT BE THAT GUY! Talk with your counselor Talk with Mr. Walker Stop by and pick up the NCAA College Bound Athlete Packet in Counseling Visit the eligibility center at Check out So you can be…

22 THIS GUY!


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