New Academic Requirements for Incoming 2016 Prospects
Initial eligibility standards for NCAA Division 1 college-bound student-athletes have changed. College-bound student-athletes first enrolling at an NCAA Division 1 institution on or after August 1, 2016, must meet new academic rules to practice, compete, and receive athletics aid during their first year. Here is a summary:
Core courses: A college-bound student-athlete must complete at least 10 core courses before the seventh semester of high school. If less than 10 core courses are completed, the student-athlete must serve an academic redshirt year.
GPA: A college-bound student-athlete must earn a core-course GPA of at least 2.300 to be eligible.
Test score: A college-bound student-athlete must earn an ACT/SAT score matching one's core-course GPA on the Division 1 sliding scale (see link below).
Please view the NCAA Eligibility Center's New Academic Requirements guide for more information here.