NCAA Clearing House

At Pope John, we like to refer to our athletes as Student-athletes. The student comes before the athlete. For athletes looking to take their playing days to the next level, it is important to know what will be expected of them to get there and what is required by NCAA regulations.

Below is some information as it pertains to student athletes and eligibility at the collegiate level nationally. This information comes directly from the NCAA Eligibility Center. For more detailed information, you can visit their site at: www.eligibilitycenter.org.


Divisions I and II Initial-Eligibility Requirements
 

Core Courses

NCAA Division I requires 16 core courses. NCAA Division II currently
requires 14 core courses.
Division II will require 16 core courses for students enrolling
on or after August 1, 2013.

Division I Core Courses
4 years of English.
3 years of mathematics (Algebra I 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 above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy).
 

Division  II 16 Core Courses
3 years of English.
2 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher).
2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school).
3 years of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science.
2 years of social science.
4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy).

NCAA Division I will require 10 core courses to be completed prior to the seventh semester
(seven of the 10 must be a combination of English, math or natural or physical science that meet
the distribution requirements below). These 10 courses become "locked in" at the seventh semester
and cannot be retaken for grade improvement.

Beginning August 1, 2016, it will be possible for a Division I college-bound student-athlete to still
receive athletics aid and the ability to practice with the team if he or she fails to meet the 10 course requirement,
but would not be able to compete.



Division I uses a sliding scale to match test scores and core grade-point averages (GPA).

Division II requires a minimum SAT score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68.

The SAT score used for NCAA purposes includes only the critical reading and math sections.
The writing section of the SAT 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.
Test scores that appear on transcripts will not be used.

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The NCAA Eligibility Center does not use all courses in its calculation for the core GPA of a student.  Each school has a list of courses that fall within the NCAA Eligibility Centers' criteria.

List of courses that are eligible for Pope John

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To better understand how a student falls within the GPA requirements and is eligible for athletics aid, practice and competition during the first year, refer to the NCAA Freshman Eligibility Standards Quick Reference Guide developed by the NCAA Eligibility Center.

 

 

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