Presentation on theme: "NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE High School Time Line. What is the Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse The clearinghouse certifies whether a prospective student-athlete."— Presentation transcript:
What is the Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse The clearinghouse certifies whether a prospective student-athlete is eligible academically to practice, compete, and receive athletically related financial aid at an NCAA Division I or II college or university in the student-athlete’s freshman year. They use GPA of 16 (Division I 2008) core courses, High School Graduation, and a recorded score from an ACT or SAT using a sliding scale.
STATISTICS 1 in 27 will play a college sport 1-2% will receive a Division I scholarship 1 in 1000 will become a pro football player Odds of becoming a “Brain Surgeon” are greater than being on a NBA team By late teens, almost 90% of the kids who started playing as youth are in the stands. PARENTS.
PARENTS Keep in touch with your son’s/daughter’s teachers during the school year (9th -12th). Reinforce at home what is learned at school. Make sure son/daughter is taking correct core courses (8th grade core does not count). Instill that academics comes first. Help set academic goals.
Parents….. Concentrate on a solid high school Curriculum. Be familiar with the core courses that are necessary for the NCAA Clearinghouse. Setup a workout schedule allowing comfortable time for academics and sports. (Student-athletes)Talk to your coaches or Athletic Director if you are interested in playing a sport in college. “PREPARATION” - it’s never too early, but it can be too late.
Parents….. Continue striving for academic success. Make sure you are “on target” for all core requirements. Stay active in your sport. Continue communicating with your coach - make sure of your possible candidacy for future college sport participation. Start investigating colleges and their admission requirements. Monitor the academic requirements of the universities you want to attend.
Parents….. Keep up with your studies and once again review the NCAA requirements to make sure they have not changed Request ACT/SAT test scores be sent to the NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse (Code - 9999). Keep communicating with your coach. At the end of your junior year, you need: 1. ACT/SAT score 2. Clearinghouse form sent to NCAA 3. On target for core courses 4. Dedication to your sport and school
How does the prospective student-athlete apply At the end of their Junior year (September), a student athlete may apply online with the NCAA Clearinghouse (www.ncaaclearinghouse.net). White sheet is mailed with a check for $50 to the NCAA Clearinghouse. Pink and Yellow sheet is given back to the counselor. Counselor will send official transcripts. Code 9999 sends ACT/SAT scores to the NCAA Clearinghouse
Deadline for applying to NCAA Clearinghouse There is no deadline for applying to the Clearinghouse. The prospective student-athlete will not receive any athletic financial-aid or participate on an athletic team until clearance from the clearinghouse. An athlete may not take an official visit to an institution until a score from an ACT, SAT, or PSAT has been recorded.
Parents….. Apply to NCAA Clearinghouse in fall of Senior year. DO NOT LET UP ON ACADEMICS. Review your core requirements. GPA Continue taking ACT/SAT (Code - 9999) Sliding scale Study hard and play hard. YOU ARE A “STUDENT-ATHLETE”, NOTICE WHICH WORD COMES FIRST
CONCLUSION Students/Parents must be committed to academics. If the course is approved on the 48H form, it counts as core. (make sure student is in the correct class) Take ACT/SAT Spring of Junior year. Apply for NCAA Clearinghouse by September of Senior year.