Initial Eligibility

Academic Standards

To meet the minimum requirements to compete in Division I athletics, student athletes enrolling in college in August 2016 or later must:

Graduate from high school

Complete 16 Core Courses, including 10 before your seventh semester:

  • Four years of English
  • Three years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)
  • Two years of natural/physical science (including one year of lab)
    • 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
    • Approved Core Courses by school are available here.
    • NOTE: International students should view standards by country here.

Earn a minimum 2.300 Grade-Point Average in core courses 

Earn a combined SAT or ACT score that matches your core-course GPA on the Division 1 sliding scale.

NCAA Eligibility Center

To meet initial-eligibility standards, prospective student athletes must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.