Parent Guide: Are You Blocking The Path To The NCAA?

Are your students on the eligibility track? Students planning to attend college, compete and receive an athletic scholarship, must meet the NCAA core course eligibility requirements for Division I and Division II schools. Parents must ensure student-athletes take and pass 16 core courses in high school covering the following subjects: English, math, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, comparative religion, or philosophy. Students who meet the Division l requirements, may also be eligible for Division ll. Find your high schools’ list of NCAA approved courses.

You can talk to a school counselor or one of our Account Managers about keeping a core course worksheet with your grades and GPA in the 16 courses. Also, make sure the courses you need are offered at your BAM (brick-and-mortar) school. If they are not, you can elect to take additional classes online at Almentia Academy during the regular school year, or summer breaks to meet NCAA eligibility. Apply now and join the thousands of student-athletes who are home-schooled and take up to 6 courses or more per year.

What are the core course requirements? Each division has different core courses that must be completed. Set your sights on a D1 eligibility which may allow you to be eligible for all divisions. You must begin this process as early as a high school freshman. Don’t wait until you are a junior; you will be stressed out trying to cram these courses into one year, which could negatively affect your GPA and NCAA eligibility.

Division l Requirements:

  • Graduate high school
  • Core course GPA 2.3 or higher
  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)
  • 2 years of natural/physical science (must include 1 lab science)
  • 1 additional year of English, math or natural/physical science
  • 2 years of social science
  • 4 additional years of English, math, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, comparative religion or philosophy
  • You must complete 10 of the core courses by the end of your junior year (before the start of your seventh semester). Seven of the 10 core courses need to be in English, math or natural/physical science. You will not be allowed to retake the 7 out of the 10 courses to improve your grade or GPA.
  • Earn an SAT combined score or ACT sum score matching your core-course GPA on the division l sliding scale

Division ll Requirements:

  • Graduate high school
  • Core course GPA 2.2 or higher
  • 3 years of English
  • 2 years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)
  • 2 years of natural/physical science (must include 1 lab science)
  • 3 additional year of English, math or natural/physical science
  • 2 years of social science
  • 4 additional years of English, math, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, comparative religion or philosophy
  • Earn an SAT combined score or ACT sum score matching your core-course GPA on the Division II sliding scale.  

If you have ever dreamed of becoming a professional athlete, playing NCAA collegiate sports is the most popular path..   Almentia Academy can customize your learning by selecting the high school core courses that you need to ensure you are on the right track.  Enroll today!

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