Resources for College-Bound Athletics

College-bound student athletes who wish to participate in Division I or Division II sports must first go through an initial-eligibility certification process by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

In order to be eligible, student athletes must meet certain NCAA standards for grade point average (GPA) in core curriculum courses, as well as SAT/ACT scores.

The following resources provide essential and detailed information on the NCAA eligibility process for student athletes.


NCAA Division I requires ten core courses to be completed prior to the seventh semester (seven of the ten must be a combination of English, math or natural or physical science that meet the distribution requirements outlined in the Quick Reference Guide, below). These ten courses become "locked in" at the start of the seventh semester and cannot be retaken for grade improvement.

It is possible for a Division I college-bound student-athlete to still receive athletics aid and the ability to practice with the team if he or she fails to meet the 10 course requirement, but would not be able to compete.

For detailed information on these new NCAA Academic Eligibility Requirements, click to view:

NCAA Eligibility: Quick Reference Guide - Division I

NCAA Eligibility: Quick Reference Guide - Division II

NCAA Brochure on Eligibility

Essential information for student-athletes and their parents/guardians can also be found here::

NCAA Eligibility Center

This is the official NCAA Eligibility website; student-athletes must register on this website in order to begin the eligibility process.