National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Information
The National Collegiate Athletic Association requires specific high school courses for participation in collge athletics. High school athletes should consult the NCAA eligibility website
for more information.
A great deal of information is available for students and parents through the NCAA site. Students may also consult with their athletic director and/or counselor for advice regarding the NCAA eligibility requirements. Listed below are the DIvision I requirements. Division II requirements are slightly different. Division III requirements are based on the admission requirements for that specific college.
16 Core Courses:
4 years of English
3 years of Math (Algebra 1 or higher)
2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab)
1 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science
2 years of Social Science
4 yeas of additional courses (from any area listed above or foreign language)
- Only core courses are used in the calculation of the grade-point average for NCAA
- Be sure to look at Oswego’s list of approved courses to make sure your student athlete is meeting the minimum requirements
- CEEB/ACT code: 143-330