NCAA Academic Requirement Changes for Athletic Eligibility
On October 27th the NCAA Division I Board approved sweeping rule changes. Here are the highlights as they pertain to Division I. Division II, at this time, remains unchanged:
- Minimum GPA Raised to 2.30: Beginning with the the high school graduating class of 2015, the minimum core GPA for incoming college freshmen has been raised from 2.00 to 2.30. Student-athletes who graduate with a core GPA between 2.00 and 2.29 can still receive an athletic scholarship and practice with their teams, but cannot participate in game action as freshmen. A higher SAT/ACT sliding scale is expected to be released soon.
- 10 Core Courses by Junior Year: Beginning with the graduating class of 2015, student-athletes will need to complete at least 10 of the 16 core course requirements by the end of their junior year.
- Multi-Year Scholarships: Division I schools now have the option to guarantee athletic scholarships for more than one year. The guarantee would protect student-athletes from the loss of a scholarship due to injury or performance. Colleges could still revoke guaranteed scholarships for poor academic performance or behavioral reasons.
CoreCourseGPA.com software will be updated to reflect these changes and, as always, we will continue to keep you informed regarding the latest recruiting rules and academic standards. If you are a student athlete, or a parent of a student athlete, please check the Athletic page on our website to find a link to CoreCourseGPA.com, the NCAA eligibility clearinghouse.
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