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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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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING NCAA
 
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 identified thus far as insufficient 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.
 
NCAA Division I Requirements
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
 
 

If you have not met all the Division I academic requirements, you may not compete in your first year at college. However, if you qualify as an academic redshirt you may practice during your first term in college and receive an athletics scholarship for the entire year.

To qualify as an academic redshirt, you must graduate high school and meet ALL the following academic 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
  • Earn at least a 2.0 GPA in your core courses.
  • Earn an SAT combined score or ACT sum score matching your core-course GPA on the Division I sliding scale.

If you are concerned you may not meet the Division I academic requirements, consider taking the following actions:

  • Ask for advice and accountability from your high school counselor. Check in with the admissions or compliance office at the college you hope to attend.
  • Get tutoring or other study help.
  • Graduate on time. Division I schools allow college-bound student-athletes who graduate on-time to take one core course during the year after they graduate high school.
  • Avoid quick fixes through credit recovery programs. These courses may not be accepted by the NCAA.
  • Keep your coursework. If the NCAA Eligibility Center needs to review your record due to irregularities, you may be asked to provide your coursework.
  • Follow your high school's policies. The best thing to do is work within the rules.

 

last updated: 5/26/2021