NCAA Eligibility

Beginning in the school year 2014-2015, many of Cor Deo’s academic college-preparatory courses, in each of the following areas: English, math, science, social studies and foreign language, will be NCAA-approved core courses.

What are NCAA academic requirements?

  • Graduate from high school.
  • Complete NCAA-approved courses.
  • Earn a minimum required core-course grade-point average (GPA).
  • Earn a required SAT or ACT sum score.

How Should the Eligibility Process Work?

Grades 9 and 10

  • Student takes academic college-preparatory courses, preferably one in each of the following areas: English, math, science, social studies and foreign language. The student should compare course selection against the list of NCAA-approved core courses.

Grade 11

  • Student continues to take college preparatory courses in the areas listed above.
  • Student registers for the SAT and/or ACT, making sure to use code 9999 at the time of registration. Using code 9999 will ensure the score is reported directly to the Eligibility Center.
  • Student registers with the NCAA Eligibility Center and completes both the academic information and the amateurism questionnaire.
  • At the end of the student’s sixth semester, the guidance counselor sends the student’s transcript (or transcripts, if more than one high school) to the Eligibility Center.

Grade 12

  • Student continues to take college preparatory courses in English, math, science, social studies and foreign language.
  • Student registers for additional ACT/SAT tests if necessary, making sure to use code 9999 at the time of registration.
  • On or after April 1 of the senior year, the student goes back into their Eligibility Center account to update their academic and amateurism information and request final amateurism certification.
  • After graduation, the guidance counselor sends the student’s final transcript (which needs to include evidence and the date that the student graduated) to the Eligibility Center.