NCAA Eligibility Center

  • Student-athletes who desire to pursue athletics at the collegiate level must be certified as an amateur athlete and deemed eligible through the NCAA Eligibility Center.  Students must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center prior to the end of their junior year (although it is recommended earlier) at www.eligiblitycenter.org.

    Division I Academic Requirements

    Full Qualifier (practice, compete, and receive athletics scholarship during their first year of enrollment at an NCAA Division I school)

    • Complete 16 core courses

    • Ten of the 16 core courses must be complete before the seventh semester (first day of senior year) of high school

    • Seven of the 10 core courses must be in English, math, or science

    • Earn a core-course GPA of at least a 2.3

    • Earn the ACT/SAT sum score matching your core-course GPA on the Division I sliding scale (available at www.eligiblitycenter.org)

    • Graduate high school in eight consecutive semesters

    Academic Redshirt (receive athletics scholarship during their first year of enrollment and may practice during their first regular academic term but may NOT compete during their first year of enrollment)

    • Complete 16 core courses

    • Earn a core-course GPA of at least 2.0

    • Earn the ACT/SAT sum score matching your core-course GPA on the Division I sliding scale (available at www.eligibilitycenter.org)

    • Graduate high school in eight consecutive semesters


    Division II Academic Requirements (College-bound student-athletes first enrolling at an NCAA Division II school before August 1, 2018

    Full Qualifier

    • Complete 16 core courses

    • Earn a core-course GPA of at least 2.0

    • Earn an ACT/SAT sum score of at least 68/820

    • Graduate high school in eight consecutive semesters

    Partial Qualifier

    • Complete 16 core courses

    • Earn a core-course GPA of at least 2.0 OR

    • Earn an ACT/SAT sum score of at least 68/820

    • Graduate high school in eight consecutive semesters

     
    Division II Academic Requirements (College-bound student-athletes first enrolling at an NCAA Division II school on or after August 1, 2018)

    Full Qualifier

    • Complete 16 core courses

    • Earn a core-course GPA of at least 2.20

    • Earn the ACT/SAT sum score matching your core-course GPA on the Division II sliding scale (available at www.eligibiltycenter.org)

    • Graduate high school is eight consecutive semesters

    Partial Qualifier

    • Complete 16 core courses

    • Earn a core-course GPA of at least 2.0

    • Earn the ACT/SAT sum score matching your core-course GPA on the Division II sliding scale (available at www.eligibilitycenter.org)

    • Graduate high school in eight consecutive semesters

    All Florence High School core classes are NCAA eligible.  It is recommended that student-athletes being taking the ACT or SAT at the end of their sophomore year so as to ensure ample opportunities to retake either test throughout their junior and, if necessary, senior years.  Student's section scores can be super-scored, meaning the highest section score from any test administration can be used to form the highest sum score possible.

    Any NCAA-related questions can be addressed with the NCAA Coordinator, Mr. Jeremy Scott: jscott@fusdaz.org.