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What is the NCAA Clearinghouse? The NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse is the organization that determines whether prospective college athletes are eligible to play sports at NCAA Division I or Division II schools. Student athletes must register with the Clearinghouse to be eligible to play NCAA Division I or Division II sports in college. (Division III does not have to register.)
NCAA Eligibility Center Resources Website: www.eligibilitycenter.orgwww.eligibilitycenter.org Go to their site and download a copy of the 2012-13 Guide for the College- Bound Student Athlete West High NCAA Course List
Five Parts of Initial Eligibility 1.Graduation from high school. 2.Division I & II - Completion of 16 core courses. 3.Minimum core grade-point average (GPA). 4.Minimum ACT or SAT test score. 5.Complete amateurism questionnaire & request final amateurism certification. *****Note changes for Class of 2016!
Division I Core-Course Requirements (16 Core Courses) 4 years of English 3 years of math (at Algebra I or higher) 2 years of science (one must be a lab) 1 year of additional English, math or science 2 years of social studies 4 years of additional core-courses (from any category above, or foreign language, nondoctrinal religion or philosophy)
Be cautious when taking non-traditional courses such as courses taught online, through independent study, etc. Currently, BYU Independent Study courses do not meet the criteria for NCAA core course credit. Currently, approved courses taken though National University Virtual High School and Laurel Springs are accepted. K-12 International is under review. Use of Non-Traditional Courses
Division I Initial-Eligibility Index ( prior to August 1, 2016) This is an abbreviated version of the full scale. This shows the high-end, the low-end and points in- between. Core Grade-Point Average SATACT (Sum of Scores) 3.55040037 3.00062052 2.75072059 2.50082068 2.25092077 2.000101086
The SAT Will the NCAA require a writing test as part of its initial-eligibility requirements? How will they use the scores on the SAT? The NCAA had determined that the writing component should not be required at the present time. The NCAA has noted the importance of reviewing research related to the impact of the writing component. Because the critical reading and math sections will still be scored on a 200-800 point scale, the Eligibility Center will still combine those two sections for the combined score. The writing section will not be used.
Changes for those entering college on or after August 1, 2016 IMPORTANT for Freshman: 1.Minimum core-course GPA of 2.3 required 2.Change in GPA/test score index (sliding scale) 3.10 core courses required before beginning of senior year.
Division II Core-Course Requirements (16 core courses) 3 years of English 2 years of math (at Algebra I or higher) 2 years of science (one must be a lab) 3 years of additional English, math or science 2 years of social studies 4 years of additional core-courses (from any category above or foreign language, nondoctrinal religion or philosophy)
Division II Initial Eligibility Minimum 820 SAT or 68 sum ACT, 2.00 core grade-point average, graduation from high school, and 16 core. (Note: there is no sliding scale for Division II)
Division III Contact your Division III college regarding its policies on financial aid, practice, and competition.
Selecting your courses Grades 8-12 Meet with your counselors regarding course selection to: 4Meet high-school graduation requirements. 4Fully prepare students for a four-year college. 4Meet NCAA core-course requirements.
Freshman & Sophomore Year Start planning now! 4Work hard and get good grades. 4Familiarize yourself with West High’s List of NCAA courses. Take classes that match that list. 4At beginning of sophomore year, register at www.eligibilitycenter.org (a fee waiver for the $70 can be issued if you are eligible for a fee waiver for the ACT or SAT test).www.eligibilitycenter.org
Who Needs to Register with the Eligibility Center? Any student who plans to attend an NCAA Division I or II institution and who wishes to participate in intercollegiate athletics even if you choose to attend a community college first because you will need to answer an amateurism questionnaire…
Junior Year 4Take ACT or SAT test, or both and use the Eligibility Center code (9999) as a score recipient. 4After completing junior year, you must send official transcripts to the Eligibility Center. If you have attended more than one high school, you will need official transcripts from all high schools attended.
Your Senior Year During the senior year 4 Continue to monitor course selection and work on getting best grades possible; 4Take the SAT and/or ACT again, if necessary (the best scores from each section of the tests will be used to determine your highest cumulative score). 4Review amateurism responses and request final amateurism certification. After the senior year 4 Send final transcript (with proof of graduation) to the Eligibility Center.
REMEMBER: Meeting the NCAA academic requirements does not guarantee you admission into a college. You must apply for college admission. Questions???