NCAA Information Page
Students must register in their junior year with the Eligibility Center in order to begin the amateurism-certification process. Students must request that SAT/ACT scores be sent to the NCAA. Students in all grades who hope to play Division 1,2, or even 3 athletics in college should be familiar with the academic requirements and procedures of the NCAA that are available on this site. A great academic record, excellent SAT scores, and stellar athletic ability are the marks of an exemplary college athlete.
Register here: www.eligibilitycenter.org
NCAA ELIGIBILITY NOTES 2017-18
16 CORE COURSES MAKE UP THE CORE GPA
4 Years of English
3 Years of Math at Algebra 1 level or higher
2 years of natural/physical science, (1 must be a lab)
1 additional English math or natural/physical science
2 years of social science
4 years of additional courses from aforementioned areas, or foreign language
Minimum GPA 2.3
100-90 4 POINTS
89-80 3 POINTS
79-73 2 POINTS
72-70 1 POINT
NOTES FROM THE NCAA WEBSITE:
How is the NCAA Core GPA Calculated?
The NCAA Eligibility Center calculates the grade-point average of a student’s core courses on a 4.000 scale. (A=4; B=3; C=2; D=1)
To determine points earned for each course, multiply the numeric grade value (4, 3, 2 or 1) by the amount of credit earned. A semester is awarded .5 unit of credit and a trimester is awarded .34 unit of credit.
- The NCAA Eligibility Center does not use plus or minus grades when calculating core- course GPA. For example, grades of B+, B and B- will all be worth 3 quality points each.
Examples of total quality point calculation:
- An A grade (4 points) for a trimester course (0.34 units): 4 points x 0.34 units = 1.36 total quality points.
- An A grade (4 points) for a semester course (0.50 units): 4 points x 0.50 units = 2.00 total quality points.
- An A grade (4 points) for a full-year course (1.00 units): 4 points x 1.00 units = 4.00 quality points.
Calculate the Overall Grade-Point Average:
To calculate the estimated core-course grade-point average, divide the total number of points for all core courses by the total number of core-course units completed.
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