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NCAA ELIGIBILITY

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NCAA Eligibility Center Quick Reference Guide - Provided directly by the NCAA Eligibility Center
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CollegeStudentAthletes.com - A free tool for students looking to combine athletics with academics at Division III (D3) college.
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NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER - Students who have not met the NCAA eligibility requirements will not be allowed to participate in college athletics. Use this link to assist you in the planning process.


New NCAA Standards

The initial-eligibility standards for NCAA Division I college-bound student-athletes are changing. College-bound student-athletes first entering a Division I college or university on or after August 1, 2015, will need to meet new academic rules in order to receive athletics aid (scholarship), practice or compete during their first year. READ MORE...


Update to Approved Courses

The NCAA clearinghouse recently reviewed our courses and did not necessarily approve all courses that were previously approved. This does not impact past graduates nor does it affect students who took these classes prior to the 2015-2016 school year. Starting with the 2015-2016 school year, these five courses are no longer approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse:

  • English and Business
  • Physical Science Applied in Agriculture (PSAA)
  • Biological Science Applied in Agriculture (BSAA)
  • Food Chemistry 1 & Food Chemistry 2

While our school still gives English or Science credit for these classes, they will no longer help a future college athlete meet the English or Science requirement for the NCAA Clearinghouse. Click the links below for a comprehensive list of approved and denied courses (as of 2015-2016).


NCAA Eligibility Registration

Students register for NCAA Eligibility online.  Students who plan to compete in athletics at the division I or division II college level must complete NCAA Eligibility form in order to be eligible.  There is a registration fee.  To pay online students will need to use a credit card.  Please let your counselor know that you plan to register. The NCAA wants students to register in the early fall of their senior year so that students will have their ACT and six semesters of school on their transcript.  The NCAA encourages students not to complete the form until after they have completed their junior year of school.

Students can register online for the NCAA Clearinghouse HERE.


NCAA Eligibility Center Coaching Education

An hour-long online course is currently available for anyone interested in learning more about NCAA eligibility. While we have not actually seen this course, we are told that it is quite informative even though it is geared towards teachers and coaches. According to the NFHS website:

The NCAA Eligibility Center Coaching Education course has been jointly developed by the Eligibility Center and the National Federation of State High School Associations. The course is designed to educate high school teachers and coaches about the NCAA's initial eligibility requirements. After completing the course, you will be more prepared to advise your student-athletes about the necessary steps to become certified to compete in NCAA Divisions I and II athletics. Coaches can start and complete a course immediately after a course purchase is approved, and will have up to one year after purchase to review and access all printable resources.

Please be aware that there is a $20.00 fee associated with this course. Click HERE to view this online resource.


 

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