National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Policies
NCAA Core Curriculum Requirements for Potential College Athletes
The National Collegiate Athletic Association requires specific high school courses for participation in college athletics. High school students should contact their athletic director and/or counselor for advice regarding the following NCAA Eligibility Center requirements. (The NCAA Eligibility Center is the transcript evaluation center.) Listed below are Division I requirements. Division II requirements are slightly different.
16 Core Courses
4 years of English
**3 years of mathematics (Algebra 1 or higher)
2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school)
1 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science
2 years of social science
4 years of additional courses (from any area listed above or foreign language, non-doctrinal religion/philosophy)
**4 X 4 blocked math may be awarded less than 1.0 credit based upon NCAA determination.
NCAA Division II Eligibility Requirements: (Check the NCAA website for approved classes.)
Transfer Students and Home Schooled Students: The NCAA Eligibility Center requires an official transcript be sent directly from each school the student has attended. Transcript request forms are located in Student Services and on the school website.
The High School Athletic Departments together with Student Services provide membership to www.corecoursegpa.com, a viable tool which enables student-athletes, parents, counselors and coaches to track a student-athlete’s progress towards meeting NCAA Eligibility Center requirements for Division I and Division II schools. Log in information is available in Student Services and school websites.