College Athletics

If you are a student who is interested in trying to get a college scholarship for athletics, you must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center during your sophomore or junior year.  The NCAA Eligibility Center certifies the academic and amateur credentials of all college-bound student athletes who wish to compete in NCAA Division I or II athletics. 

DIVISION I- requires 16 core courses. Division I uses a sliding scale to match test scores and core grade-point averages (GPA). That scale is shown on the Eligibility Center's website

DIVISION II -currently requires 14 core courses. Division II will require 16 core courses for students enrolling on or after August1, 2013.  Division II requires a minimum SAT score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68.

DIVISION III-does not use the NCAA Eligibility Center. You must contact each school individual to find out their requirements.

  • The SAT score used for NCAA includes only the critical reading and math sections. The writing section is not used.
  • The ACT score used for NCAA purposes is a sum of the following four sections: English, Mathematics, Reading and Science.
  • When you register for the SAT or ACT, use the NCAA Eligibility Center code of 9999 to ensure all SAT and ACT scores are reported directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center from the testing agency.
Click  here to reach the NCAA Eligibility Center.