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1 COLLEGE ATHLETIC ELIGILIBILITY INFORMATION PRESENTATION

2 College Opportunities NCAA Division I NCAA Division II NCAA Division III NAIA Junior College & Community College

3 Responsibilities while at Brush High School Take proper courses that will be approved by the NCAA Eligibility Center Take SAT and ACT Tests on National Test Dates Earn minimum grades and test scores to meet NCAA standards Graduate on time with your high school class

4 Responsibilities continued Turn in completed forecasting sheet each year Turn in the “Intent to Participate Form” to your guidance counselor (appendix D in course description book) Track your core GPA starting with your freshman year using the “NCAA Eligibility Center Worksheet” (appendix E in the course description book)

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7 What is the NCAA The National Collegiate Athletic Association was established in 1906 It serves as the athletic governing body for more than 1,280 colleges and universities. The member colleges and universities develop the rules and guidelines for athletic eligibility and athletic competition, not the NCAA. The NCAA then acts as the enforcement agency for the colleges and universities. The NCAA is committed to the student- athlete and to governing competition in a fair, safe and sportsmanlike manner.

8 What is the NCAA Eligibility Center Used to be called the NCAA Clearinghouse before November 2007 Works with the NCAA to determine an incoming Freshman student’s eligibility for Division I and Division II athletics in the following two areas: –Evaluates benefits and activities as an amateur athlete to determine whether the student meets NCAA standards for amateurism certification –Evaluates student’s courses, grades and test scores to determine whether student qualifies and meets NCAA minimum academic standards

9 Do you have to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center Yes, if you want to be eligible to receive a scholarship and to participate in either Division I or Division II athletics as a freshman, the NCAA Eligibility Center must certify you for academics and amateurism status

10 When should you register At the beginning of your junior year There is no deadline, but you must be certified as a qualifier before you can receive a scholarship

11 How do you register The only method to register is online. Go to Follow the instructions to complete the transaction Be sure to complete the Student Release Form and amateurism questionnaire Make sure you send the eligibility center the registration fee ($50 for domestic students) There is a possibility of a fee waiver. See your guidance counselor for information

12 Is the Eligibility Center certification the same as college admission? No, certification does not guarantee your admission to any Division I or Division II college You must apply for college admission separately It is possible to be accepted to a Division I or Division II school and not be certified as eligible

13 What is the NAIA The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics was established in 1952 It serves as the governing body for 360 colleges and universities Like the NCAA, it acts as the enforcement agency for the colleges and universities

14 What are Junior Colleges & Community Colleges These are 2 year colleges Can earn an associates degree upon graduation Can participate in athletics for 2 years while attending college Can transfer to 4 year college or university after 1 or 2 years and participate in athletics for remaining years

15 Amateurism Eligibility Requirements Division I & II In response to the NCAA membership's concern about amateurism issues, the Eligibility Center will determine the amateurism eligibility of all freshman student-athletes for initial participation at an NCAA Division I or II member institution. When you register with the Eligibility Center, you will be asked about benefits and activities that might impact your status as an amateur.

16 Amateurism Eligibility Requirements continued Division I & II The information you provide about your athletic participation will be reviewed and a determination will be made as to whether your amateurism status should be certified or if a penalty should be assessed before certification. The following pre-collegiate enrollment activities will be reviewed: 1. Contracts with a professional team. 2. Salary for participating in athletics. 3. Prize money. 4. Play with professionals. 5. Tryouts, practice or competition with a professional team. 6. Benefits from an agent or prospective agent. 7. Agreement to be represented by an agent. 8. Delayed initial full-time collegiate enrollment to participate in organized sports competition. If a penalty is assessed, you will have an opportunity to appeal the decision.

17 Academic Eligibility Requirements Division I If you enroll in a Division I college on or after August 1, 2008 you must: Graduate from high school Complete these 16 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 religion or philosophy)

18 Division I continued Earn a minimum required grade-point average in your core courses Earn a combined SAT or ACT sum score that matches your core course grade-point average on the GPA and Test Score Sliding Scale Beginning in 2007 and thereafter, you must graduate from high school on schedule (in eight semesters) with your incoming ninth grade class. You may use one core course completed in the year after graduation (summer or academic year).

19 Division I continued You will be a qualifier if you meet the academic requirements previously listed. As a qualifier, you: - Can practice or compete for your college or university during your first year of college - Can receive an athletics scholarship during your first year of College - Can play four seasons in your sport if you maintain your eligibility from year to year.

20 Division I continued You will be a nonqualifier if you do not meet the academic requirements previously listed. As a nonqualifier, you: - Cannot practice or compete for your college or university during your first year of college - Cannot receive an athletics scholarship during your first year of college, although you may receive need-based financial aid - Can play only three seasons in your sport if you maintain your eligibility from year to year (to earn a fourth season you must complete at least 80 percent of your degree requirements before beginning your fifth year of college)

21 Academic Eligibility requirements Division II 2005 and Later If you enroll in a Division II college you must: Graduate from high school Complete these 14 core courses: 3 years of English 2 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) 2 extra years of English, math or natural or physical science 2 years of social science 3 years of extra core courses (from any category above, or foreign language, nondoctrinal religion or philosophy)

22 Academic Eligibility requirements Division II continued Earn a grade-point average or better in your core courses There is no sliding scale in Division II Earn a combined SAT score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68

23 Academic Eligibility requirements Division II continued You will be a qualifier if you meet the academic requirements listed above. As a qualifier, you: Can practice or compete for your college or university during your first year of college Can receive an athletics scholarship during your first year of college Can play four seasons in your sport if you maintain your eligibility from year to year.

24 Academic Eligibility requirements Division II continued You will be a partial qualifier if you do not meet all of the academic requirements listed above, but you have graduated from high school and meet one of the following: The combined SAT score of 820 or ACT sum score of 68; Completion of the 14 core courses with a core-course grade-point average. As a partial qualifier, you: Can practice with your team at its home facility during your first year of college; Can receive an athletics scholarship during your first year of college Cannot compete during your first year of college Can play four seasons in your sport if you maintain your eligibility from year to year.

25 Academic Eligibility Requirements Division III The Eligibility Center has no connection to Division III athletics Amateurism and academic eligibility for freshman students are up to the individual college or university to determine High school grades and SAT or ACT Test scores will be used to make this determination Division III schools are not allowed to offer athletic scholarships. All financial aid is based on family need The family must fill out the FAFSA Form to qualify for financial aid

26 Students with disabilities A student with disabilities must meet the same requirements as other students, but is provided some of the following accommodations to meet these requirements: You may use certain core courses that only can be used by a student with a disability You can take classes anytime before full time college enrollment, even in the summer after your last year of high school You can take an SAT or ACT test on a nonstandard test date

27 What is a “core course” Must be an English, math, science, social science, or foreign language course Course must be at Brush High School’s regular academic level or above Remember, not all courses taken for graduation requirements will be considered core courses

28 How do I know if the NCAA recognizes a course as a “core course” A list of approved core courses are provided by Brush High School to the NCAA Eligibility Center This list is known as “The List of Approved Core Courses” Used to be known as the “48 H Form” If a course is not on this list, then it will not be recognized by the NCAA Eligibility Center The list for Brush High School Can be found at All core courses are identified on the forecasting sheet and in the course description book by a # sign

29 ACT and SAT Test Score Requirements You must achieve the required score on an SAT or ACT test before your full-time college enrollment. You must take the test given on one of the national test dates. You may take the SAT or the ACT Test more than one time. If you take either test more than once, you may use your best subscore from different tests to meet the minimum test-score requirements. Example: »Math Verbal/Critical Total Score Reading SAT (10/07) SAT (12/07) Scores used

30 ACT and SAT Test Score Requirements continued Your test score will continue to be calculated using just the math and verbal/critical reading subsections of the SAT and the math, science, english and reading subsections of the ACT The writing component of the ACT or SAT will not be used to determine your qualifier status IMPORTANT CHANGE: All SAT and ACT test scores must be reported to the eligibility center directly from the testing agency Test scores will not be accepted if reported on a high school transcript When registering for the SAT or ACT, input the eligibility center code of 9999 to make sure the score is reported directly to the eligibility center

31 Division I Core GPA and Test Score Sliding Scale Core GPA SATACT & above

32 Core GPASATACT

33 How to calculate your core GPA The eligibility center will calculate the grade-point average of your core courses on a scale. The best grades from your NCAA core courses will be used. Grades from additional core courses you took will be used only if they improve your grade-point average. The eligibility center will assign the following values to each letter grade: A – 4 points, B - 3 points, C – 2 points, D – 1 point Since Brush High School uses plus and minus grades (such as C+ or B–), the plus or minus will not be used to calculate your core-course GPA. The + or – will be dropped and only the letter grade will be used

34 How to calculate your core GPA continued Example1 semester of classes CourseCreditGradeQuality Points Biology.5 x B 1.5 Algebra 1.5 x A 2 W. History.5 x C+ 1 Literature.5 x B- 1.5 Spanish.5 x B 1.5 Ceramics.5 x B 0 Phys. Ed..25 x A 0 Total Quality Points 7.5 Total Quality Points divided by # of courses = GPA 7.5 /2.5 = 3.0

35 Academic Eligibility Requirements NAIA Has 3 requirements for freshman eligibility Must meet 2 out of the 3 requirements Graduate from high school with a 2.0 GPA Graduate in the top half of your class Have a combined score of 860 on the SAT or a composite score of 18 on the ACT. The writing section is not included on the scoring of either test. The test must be taken on a national test date

36 Academic Eligibility Requirements NAIA continued If you are not a qualifier, you can: Attend school if you are accepted Practice with the team, but not compete in any contests Receive financial aid based on family need, but not athletic scholarship

37 Academic Requirements Junior Colleges & Community Colleges Graduate from high school and earn a diploma Earn a GED degree No test scores are required

38 What level can I play at Your coach is the first person to talk with Most sports evaluations are not an exact science You have to be realistic in your evaluation of your abilities There are services that can help you Be careful because some services charge the colleges and some charge the individuals

39 What are the different levels of colleges looking for Size Strength, Speed & Quickness Athleticism Attitude & Work Ethic

40 Examples of Colleges NCAA Division I Ohio State Univ., Kent State Univ., Ohio Univ., Univ. of Southern California NCAA Division II Findlay College, Ashland Univ., Lake Erie College NCAA Division III John Carroll Univ., Baldwin Wallace College NAIA Notre Dame College, Ursuline College Jr. College & Community College Lakeland Community College, Cuyahoga Community College

41 Questions or Concerns Please contact the following people if you have questions or concerns: –David Allenick, Brush Athletic Director –Karen Jones, Brush Head of Guidance –Lisa Artino, Brush Guidance Counselor –Sharon Davis, Brush Guidance Counselor –Jennifer Kennicutt, Brush Guidance Counselor –Dave Rash, Brush Guidance Counselor –Sue Cicero, Memorial Guidance Counselor –Bridgette Williams, Memorial Guidance Counselor –Head Coach of your specific coach


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