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Title: Session on NCAA Initial Eligibility


1
Session on NCAA Initial Eligibility
2
Objectives
  • For this presentation
  • Transition from the Clearinghouse to the
    Eligibility Center
  • NCAA Basics
  • General Initial-Eligibility Information
  • Core Course Submission Process
  • Role of the High School
  • New Legislation
  • Questions

3
Transition from the Clearinghouse to the
Eligibility Center
4
Quick Overview of the NCAA
5
Quick Overview
  • Organization of the NCAA
  • Division I
  • Highest level of intercollegiate athletics
  • Typically large study body size
  • Athletic grants-in-aid available
  • Division II
  • Small to medium sized schools, smaller athletic
    budgets
  • Athletic grants-in-aid available
  • Division III
  • Largest of the three divisions, typically small
    student bodies
  • Athletic grants-in-aid not available, generally
    students participate for the love of the sport

6
Quick Overview
7
Initial-Eligibility Overview
8
Initial-Eligibility Overview
  • The NCAA Eligibility Center is responsible for
    determining the eligibility of every prospective
    student-athlete in NCAA Divisions I and II using
    the following two prongs
  • Amateurism Certification
  • Has the student competed professionally in
    their sport?
  • Academic Certification
  • Does the student meet the legislated minimum
    academic requirements?

9
Initial-Eligibility Overview Amateurism
  • Amateurism Red Flags
  • Receiving money for participating in
    athletics.
  • Signing a contract with a professional team.
  • Receiving prize money above actual and
    necessary expenses.
  • Playing with professional athletes.
  • Trying out, practicing or competing with a
    professional team.
  • Receiving benefits from an agent or
    prospective agent.
  • Agreeing to be represented by an agent.
  • Participating in organized competition after
    your first opportunity to enroll in college.

10
Initial-Eligibility Overview Amateurism
  • Amateurism tips
  • Encourage students to update their athletics
    participation information on their Eligibility
    Center profile, especially if they participate in
    events outside your normal high school season.
  • Stay college eligible always ask before you
    act!
  • NCAA Amateurism Certification Web site
    www1.ncaa.org/membership/ach/index.html.

11
Initial-Eligibility Overview Academics
  • Academic initial-eligibility requirements are
    different for each of the three divisions.
  • It is possible for a student to be a qualifier in
    one division and not another.

12
Initial-Eligibility Overview Academics
  • NCAA Division I Academic Requirements
  • In order to compete as a freshman, an athlete
    must
  • Graduate from high school and
  • Earn a minimum required GPA in a prescribed
    distribution of 16 approved core courses and
  • Earn a combined SAT or ACT sum score that matches
    the core-course GPA (refer to the sliding scale
    in the NCAA Guide for the College-Bound
    Student-Athlete).

13
Initial-Eligibility Overview Academics
  • NCAA Division II Academic Requirements
  • In order to compete as a freshman, an athlete
    must
  • Graduate from high school and
  • Earn at least a 2.0 GPA in a prescribed
    distribution of 14 core courses and
  • Earn a combined SAT score of at least 820
    (Critical Reading Math) or an ACT sum score of
    at least 68.
  • No sliding scale for Division II

14
Initial-Eligibility Overview Academics
  • NCAA Division III Academic Requirements
  • Unlike Divisions I and II, there is no uniform
    set of eligibility requirements for Division III
    schools.
  • Eligibility for admission, financial aid,
    practice and competition is determined by
    institutional regulations.
  • The academic standards at most Division III
    colleges far surpass the minimum requirements for
    Division I or II competition.

15
Initial-Eligibility Overview Academics
  • Division I
  • 16 Core Courses
  • 4 years English
  • 3 years math (Algebra I or higher)
  • 2 years natural/physical science (1 year of lab
    if offered by high school)
  • 1 year additional English, math or
    natural/physical science
  • 2 years social science
  • 4 years additional courses (from any area above,
    foreign language or nondoctrinal
    religion/philosophy)
  • Division II
  • 14 Core Courses
  • 3 years English
  • 2 years math (Algebra I or higher)
  • 2 years natural/physical science ( 1 year of lab
    if offered by high school)
  • 2 years additional English, math or
    natural/physical science
  • 2 years social science
  • 3 years additional courses (from any area above,
    foreign language or nondoctrinal
    religion/philosophy)

16
Role of the High School
17
Role of the High School
  • Make sure your schools list of approved core
    courses is as accurate and up to date.
  • Send transcripts at the end of the junior year
    and at the end of the senior year using online
    grad list.
  • Submit fee waivers for student registration when
    applicable.

18
Updating Your List of Approved Core Courses
  • Log on to www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
  • High School Administration
  • CEEB code PIN
  • Update courses as directed
  • A note on deleting courses

19
Definition of a Core Course
  • Qualifies for high school graduation in one or
    more of the following English, mathematics,
    natural or physical science, social science,
    foreign language or nondoctrinal religion or
    philosophy
  • Is considered four-year college preparatory
  • Is taught at or above the high school's regular
    academic level
  • For mathematics courses, is at the level of
    Algebra I or a higher level mathematics course
    and
  • Is taught by a qualified instructor as defined by
    the appropriate academic authority.

20
Ways that High School Counselors Can Help
  • Know the eligibility requirements
  • Know how to calculate a students core-course GPA
  • Know that special considerations are given to
    students with documented learning disabilities
  • Create an efficient system to process eligibility
    center applications (including submission of an
    official transcript at the end of the junior and
    senior years)
  • Help students identify colleges that fit their
    criteria (e.g. academics, size, distance from
    home, location etc.)
  • Apply the broken leg test by asking if the
    student would be happy if athletics could not be
    factored into the equation
  • Emphasize the importance of academic performance
    at every step of their high school career 9th
    grade counts!!!
  • Last but DEFINITELY not leastmake sure that your
    list of approved core courses is as accurate and
    up to date as possible.

21
Initial-Eligibility Overview
  • New Legislation
  • Early Academic Certification Waiver
  • Final certification to academically-qualified
    students following six semesters of coursework
  • Core Course Time Limitation
  • Students must complete required coursework in
    eight semesters

22
Initial-Eligibility Overview
  • Early Certification Waiver Division I only
  • Students who meet the following criteria after
    six semesters will be certified as qualifiers
  • Minimum SAT (Math and Critical Reading) of 1000
    or minimum sum score of 85 on the ACT and
  • Core-course gpa of 3.0 or higher in a minimum of
    13 core courses
  • 3 English
  • 2 Math
  • 2 Science
  • 6 additional core courses

23
Initial-Eligibility Overview
  • Core Course Time Limitation
  • If students do not graduate "on time" in eight
    semesters, any core courses taken after the
    eighth semester will not be counted toward NCAA
    academic-eligibility requirements.
  • On time means that students have four years
    (eight semesters), based on when students start
    grade nine (freshman year), to earn 16
    core-course credits and required grade-point
    average needed to qualify. 
  • Students who DO graduate on time may use one
    course towards their initial eligibility.

24
Initial-Eligibility Overview
  • Core Course Time Limitation
  • Rationale Previous legislation allowed, and in
    some cases, encouraged students to purposefully
    delay high school graduation to meet NCAA
    initial-eligibility requirements.

25
Initial-Eligibility Overview
  • Core Course Time Limitation
  • Considerations for 2008 grads
  • Early Certification Waiver
  • Duplicative English
  • Coordinated by college or university
  • Learning Disability
  • Considerations for 2009 grads and beyond
  • English

26
Resources
  • 877/622-2321 (877/NCAA-EC1)
  • Phone line dedicated to the high school community
  • www.ncaastudent.org
  • 2007-08 Guide for the College-Bound
    Student-Athlete.
  • www.ncaa.org
  • In the Academics and Athletics section, click
    on Eligibility and Recruiting.
  • www.ncaaclearinghouse.net

27
Questions?
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Contact Information NCAA Eligibility Center P.O.
Box 7110 Indianapolis, IN 46206 877/622-2321
(877/NCAA-EC1)
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