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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.