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All student athletes interested in pursuing college athletics are required to register through the NCAA Clearinghouse in order to be eligible for College sports.
Students must register during their Junior year and send an official transcript to the NCAA Clearinghouse. (transcript must include six semesters of grades) 
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The NCAA has begun identifying nontraditional courses from various secondary education programs that do not meet the parameters of recently adopted DIVISION I( DIVISION II adoption possible in June 2010) legislation regulating such courses.
Nontraditional courses include online, virtual, independent study, correspondence, individualized instruction and courses taught through similar means, which would also include software-based credit recovery courses.
Courses indentified thus far as insufficent include those from BYU INDEPENDENT STUDY and AMERICAN SCHOOL (two of the programs most frequently submitted to the NCAA Eligibility Center).  Courses that meet (as well as those that do not meet) core-courses requirements for eligibility purposes are updated on the NCAA Eligibility Center Web site.
Big Changes for class of 2016
The requirements are changing for students who enroll full time at an NCAA Division I school after August 1, 2016.  

Students must graduate high school and meet ALL the following requirements:                                                            
  • Complete 16 core courses:
    • Four years of English
    • Three years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)
    • Two years of natural/physical science (including one year of lab science if your high school offers it)
    • One additional year of English, math or natural/physical science
    • Two years of social science
    • Four additional years of English, math, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, comparative religion or philosophy
  • Complete 10 core courses, including seven in English, math or natural/physical science, before the seventh semester. Once students begin their seventh semester, they may not repeat or replace any of those 10 courses to improve their core-course GPA.
  • Earn at least a 2.3 GPA in their core courses.
  • Earn an SAT combined score or ACT sum score matching their core-course GPA on the Division I sliding scale, which balances their test score and core-course GPA. If students have a low test score, they need a higher core-course GPA to be eligible. If they have a low core-course GPA, they need a higher test score to be eligible.  If they have a low core-course GPA, they need a higher test score to be eligible.


YLHS NCAA Approved Course List        Enter: 6-digit CEEB/ACT Code: 054321
last updated: 9/13/17