NCAA

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is broken into 3 categories- Division I, Division II and Division III. Each school decides which Division it fits best in based on the school's enrollment and financial situation. For each Division, there are requirements that the school must follow including, but not limited to, the number of sports offered, athletic scholarships awarded and the number of contests played against other schools of that same Division status.

Students who wish to participate in sports in college must meet certain high school core area requirements (English, Math, Social, Science, etc.) as well as meet ACT and GPA guidelines.

For detailed information on each of the Divisions, go to http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Quick_Reference_Sheet.pdf

More detailed information and the registration process can be found at www.ncaa.org or www.ncaaclearinghouse.net or www.eligibilitycenter.org

Division I- Core Course Requirements (16)

  • 4 years English
  • 3 years Math (Algebra I or higher)
  • 2 years Science (1 year of a lab)
  • 1 year Additional English, Math or Science
  • 2 years Social Science
  • 4 years Additional courses (any area above, World Language or comparative religion/philosophy)


Division II- Core Course Requirements (16)

  • 3 years English
  • 2 years Math (Algebra I or higher)
  • 2 years Science (1 year of a lab)
  • 3 years Additional English, Math or Science
  • 2 years Social Science
  • 4 years Additional courses (any area above, World Language or comparative religion/philosophy)