Athletic Eligibility

IHSAA Athletic Participation in High School

To be eligible scholastically, students must have received passing grades at the end of their last grading period in school in at least seventy percent (70%) of the maximum number of full credit subjects (or the equivalent) that a student can take and must be currently enrolled in at least seventy percent (70%) of the maximum number of full credit subjects (or the equivalent) that a student can take. Semester grades take precedence.

NCAA Eligibility Requirements

Division I & II Institutions

To play NCAA sports as college freshmen, students must meet NCAA requirements. They include:

Graduation from high school and have successfully completed 14 core courses as listed below and have a core-course grade point average (based on a 4.0 scale) and a combined score on the SAT or a sum score on the ACT based on the new core GPA/test score index. See Mrs. Riggle for more information.

 
Division I
16 Core-Course Rule

16 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 additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science.
2 years of social science.
4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or nondoctrinal religion/philosophy).

 

 
Division II
2005 and after

14 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).
2 years additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science.
2 years of social science.
3 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or nondoctrinal religion/philosophy.

In addition to the academic requirements listed above, freshman eligibility for Division I and Division II intercollegiate athletics is determined by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. All entering freshmen wishing to participate must register with the Clearinghouse. Clink on the following link to begin the process: www.ncaaclearinghouse.net

NAIA Eligibility Regulations

To be eligible to participate at a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) college, an entering freshman must meet two of the three entry level requirements:

  1. Achieve a minimum composite score of 18 on the ACT or 860 on the SAT. Scores must be achieved on a single test.
  2. Achieve a minimum overall high school grade-point average of 2.000 on a 4.000 scale, or
  3. Graduate in the top half of his/her high school graduating class.

Additional information on eligibility may be obtained at the NAIA website: www.naia.org