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1 Lamar County High School Athletics Athletics NCAA Clearinghouse

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

3 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? Junior Year. When is the best time to register with the clearinghouse? Junior Year. What if I attended more than one high school? An official transcript for each high school attended is required. 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? No. Initial-eligibility certification from the clearinghouse does not guarantee your admission to any Division I or II college. 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.

4 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.

5 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.

6 Core Course Requirements A list of THS’s NCAA-approved Core Courses can be found at A list of THS’s 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 student’s 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 student’s 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.

7 Division I Standards 2008 and After 16 core courses: –4 years of English –3 years of Math –2 years of Science –1 year of additional English, Math, or Science –2 years of Social Science –4 years of additional courses (see )

8 Division II Standards 14 Core Courses:  3 years of English  2 years of Math  2 years of Science  2 years of additional English, Math, or Science  2 years of Social Science  3 years of additional courses

9 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.

10 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

11 What is a Partial Qualifier? Used in Division II only. An individual who has met part of the academic requirements. Used in Division II only. An individual who has met part of the academic requirements. Athletes may practice on campus and receive financial aid, but can’t compete for one academic year. However, you may compete for the four seasons remaining Athletes may practice on campus and receive financial aid, but can’t compete for one academic year. However, you may compete for the four seasons remaining

12 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 can’t 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 can’t be a redshirt

13 NCAA Contact Information NCAA Website: NCAA Website: Clearinghouse Website: Clearinghouse Website: U.S. callers: U.S. callers: International Callers: International Callers: hour telephone response: hour telephone response: Fax: Fax:

14 Lamar County High School Counselors


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