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NCAA Division I Academic Eligibility Requirments



  • 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 yr 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, comparative religion or philosophy)



  • Courses with similar content may be deemed duplicative by the NCAA Eligibility Center

  • 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 and test score on the sliding scale (for example, a 2.400 core-course grade-point average needs an 860 combined SAT score).


For more information on the NCAA Eligibility Center and Requirements go to: http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/CBSA.pdf

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