NCAA Elibility

If you plan on competing in collegiate athletics, you'll need to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse. During your junior year, contact coaches of programs at specific colleges/universities that you’re interested in. If they would like a copy of your official transcript, ask the DHS Counseling Office for one. To present yourself in the best possible light, it would be wise to submit a highlight tape to them also. Your high school coaches will be able to provide advice in this area. It is your responsibility to meet with your DHS counselor to ensure that you're on track to meet NCAA eligibility. You'll find a NCAA Eligibility Worksheet attached below. It is partially filled out with the core course that are required at DHS; hopefully this will save you some time.

Moreover, to have your DHS transcript sent to NCAA, you'll need to go to http://www.parchment.com to make the request. On your initial visit to the Parchment.com site, you'll open an account by clicking on SIGN UP at the top. For each subsequent visit, you'll simply login by clicking on SIGN IN. To initially register with the NCAA Eligibility Center, you'll create your username (which will be your e-mail address), and you'll create a password. If you want to have your transcript sent to NCAA via Parchment.com, you'll need your NCAA 10-digit ID number which NCAA assigns to you. To find your 10-digit NCAA ID number, login to the NCAA Eligibility website (username= your e-mail address; password is what you previously created).....after you login, the "WELCOME" page will appear. Up in the top right corner, you will find your 10-digit ID number to submit to Parchment.com.

To access the NCAA website, go to http://www.ncaa.org/

New NCAA Division I Initial-Eligibility Standards (published August 2012)

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, 2016, will need to meet new academic rules in order to receive athletics aid (scholarship), practice or compete during their first year.

First, here are three terms you need to know:

  1. Full Qualifier: A college-bound student-athlete may receive athletics aid (scholarship), practice and compete in the first year of enrollment at the Division I college or university.
  2. Academic Redshirt: A college-bound student-athlete may receive athletics aid (scholarship) in the first year of enrollment and may practice in the first regular academic term (semester or quarter) but may NOT compete in the first year of enrollment. After the first term is complete, the college-bound student-athlete must be academically successful at his/her college or university to continue to practice for the rest of the year.
  3. Nonqualifier: A college-bound student-athlete cannot receive athletics aid (scholarship), cannot practice and cannot compete in the first year of enrollment.

Here are the new requirements:

Full Qualifier must:

  1. Complete 16 core courses
    • 4 years of English.
    • 3 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher).
    • 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school).
    • 1 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science.
    • 2 years of social science.
    • 4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy).
    • Ten of the 16 core courses must be completed before the seventh semester (senior year) of high school.
    • Seven of the 10 core courses must be English, math or science.
  2. Have a minimum core-course GPA of 2.300
    • Grades earned in the 10 required courses required before the senior year are “locked in” for purposes of GPA calculation.
    • A repeat of one of the “locked in” courses will not be used to improve the GPA if taken after the seventh semester begins.
  3. Meet the competition sliding scale requirement of GPA and ACT/SAT score (this is a new scale with increased GPA/test score requirements); and
  4. Graduate from high school

Academic Redshirt must:

  1. Complete 16 core courses (same as listed above)
  2. Have a minimum core-course GPA of 2.000;
  3. Meet the academic redshirt sliding scale requirement of GPA and ACT/SAT score; and
  4. Graduate from high school.

Nonqualifier is a college-bound student-athlete who fails to meet the standards for a qualifier or for an academic redshirt.

Examples:

Q: A college-bound student-athlete completes 15 core courses with a 2.500 core- course GPA and an 820 SAT score (critical reading and math). What is the college-bound student-athlete’s NCAA initial-eligibility status?

A: The college-bound student-athlete is a nonqualifier because only 15 core courses were completed, not the required 16 core courses.

Q: A college-bound student-athlete completes 16 core courses in the required framework with a 2.500 core-course GPA and a 68 sum ACT. What is the college- bound student-athlete’s initial-eligibility status?

A: The college-bound student-athlete is an academic redshirt. Under the new competition scale, a 68 sum ACT score requires a 2.950 core-course GPA.

Q: A college-bound student-athlete completes nine core courses prior to the seventh semester of high school. What is the college-bound student-athlete’s initial- eligibility status?

A: The college-bound student-athlete cannot be certified as a qualifier because only nine of the 10 required courses were completed before the seventh semester. He/she would be permitted to practice and receive aid (scholarship), provided he/she presents 16 core courses and meets the necessary core-course GPA and test-score requirement at the time of graduation.

Divisions I and II Initial-Eligibility Requirements

Core Courses

Beginning August 1, 2016, it will be 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.

Test Scores

Grade-Point Average

Sliding Scale "A"

Use for Division I & II prior to August 1, 2016
NCAA DIVISION I SLIDING SCALE

Core GPA
SAT ACT
3.550 & above
400
37
3.525
41038
3.500420
39
3.475430
40
3.450 44041
3.425450
41
3.400460
42
3.375470
42
3.350480
43
3.325490
44
3.300500
44
3.275510
45
3.250 520 46
3.225 530 46
3.200540
47
3.175550
47
3.150 560 48
3.125 570 49
3.100 580 49
3.075590
50
3.050 600 50
3.025 610 51
3.000 620 52
2.975 630 52
2.950 640 53
2.925650
53
2.900660
54
2.875670
55
2.850680
56
2.825690
56
2.800 70057
2.775 71058
2.750 72059
2.725730
59
2.700 730 60
2.675 740-75061
2.650 76062
2.625 770 63
2.600780
64
2.575 790 65
2.550 800 66
2.525 810 67
2.500 820 68
2.475 830 69
2.450 840-850 70
2.425 860 70
2.400 86071
2.375870
72
2.350 880 73
2.325890
74
2.300 900 75
2.275 910 76
2.250 920 77
2.225930
78
2.200940
79
2.175950
80
2.150960
80
2.125960
81
2.100970
82
2.075980
83
2.050990
84
2.0251000
85
2.000 1010 8


Sliding Scale "B"

Use for Division I beginning August 1, 2016
NCAA DIVISION I SLIDING SCALE

GPA
for Aid & Practice
GPA
for Competition

SAT
Verbal & Math only
ACT
sum
3.550
4.000400
37
3.525
3.975410
38
3.500
3.950
420
39
3.475
3.925430
40
3.450
3.900440
41
3.425
3.875450
41
3.400
3.850460
42
3.375
3.825470
42
3.350
3.800480
43
3.325
3.775490
44
3.300
3.750500
44
3.275
3.725510
45
3.250
3.700520
46
3.225
3.675530
46
3.200 3.650540
47
3.1753.625
550
47
3.150
3.600
560
48
3.1253.575
570
49
3.1003.550
580
49
3.075 3.525590
50
3.050
3.500600
50
3.025
3.475 61051
3.000
3.450 62052
2.975
3.425630
52
2.950
3.400640
53
2.925
3.375650
53
2.900
3.350660
54
2.875
3.325670
55
2.850
3.300
680 56
2.8253.275
690
56
2.800
3.250
700 57
2.775
3.225
710 58
2.750
3.200
720
59
2.725
3.175
730
60
2.700
3.150
740
61
2.675
3.125
750
61
2.650
3.100
76062
2.625
3.075 77063
2.600 3.050 78064
2.575
3.025 79065
2.550
3.000
800
66
2.525
2.975 81067
2.500
2.950 82068
2.475 2.925 83069
2.4502.900
84070
2.425
2.875
85070
2.400
2.850
860 71
2.3752.825
87072
2.3502.800
880 73
2.325
2.775
890 74
2.300
2.750
90075
2.275
2.725
910 76
2.250
2.700
920
77
2.225
2.675
930 78
2.200
2.650
940 79
2.175
2.625
95080
2.150
2.600
960
81
2.125
2.575
97082
2.100
2.550
98083
2.075 2.525 99084
2.050 2.500 100085
2.025
2.4751010
86
2.000 2.4501020
86
2.425
103087
2.400
1040 88
2.375
1050 89
2.350
1060 90
2.325
1070 91
2.300 108093


NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete http://www.ncaa.org/library/general/cbsa/2004-05/2004-05_cbsa.pdf

Resources for College Bound Athletes (an annotated list of free and fee-based services) http://www3.dist214.k12.il.us/guidance/athleteinfo.htm

NAII (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) http://www.naia.org/

Athletic Scholarships http://collegeapps.about.com/cs/athletic/index.htm

US News College Sports Programs http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/sports/sportsindex.htm