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Athletic Eligibility

NCAA Clearinghouse


What is the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse?

Eligibility of prospective college athletes to play NCAA Division I or Division II sports is decided by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse orginization.

The eligibility verification process includes:

  • Reviewing the student athlete‚Äôs academic record
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Amateur status to ensure conformity with NCAA rules.

To find out more about the NCAA or to register click here

NCAA Initial-Eligibility Registration

  • Student athletes wishing to play NCAA Division I or Division II sports in college must register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse to be eligible
  • Student Athletes wishing to play Division III sports do not need to register

NCAA Initial Eligibility Division I and Division II 

In order to be eligible to play in  in a NCAA Division I and II institution all student athletes MUST meet certain requirements in order to be eligible to participate in any sport and to receive financial aid.


The number of required courses is sixteen (16), to include the following:

  • Four (4) years of English
  • Three (3) years of Mathematics (Algebra+)
  • Two (2) years of Science
  • Two (2) years of Social Science
  • Two (2) additional course English, Math, Science
  • Three (3) additional years in English, Math, Science, Foreign Language or Computer Science

Division I GPA-SAT-ACT Requirements

Student-athletes entering a Division I college are required to  meet higher standards than those entering a Division II college. The requirements include:

  • Earn at least a 2.3 GPA in your core courses
  • It is possible for the student-athlete to have a GPA lower than 2.3 if they meet higher requirements in the SAT or ACT scores
  • For additional information about the sliding scale, please visit the NCAA website

Division II GPA/SAT/ACT Requirements

Student-athletes entering a Division II college are required to have:

  • An overall 2.0 GPA (on a 4-point scale)
  • A 2.0 GPA in the 16 core courses 
  •  They must have a combined score of at least 820 on the SAT or 68 sum score on the ACT.
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