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AHSAA Eligibility 

2008-2009 Eligibility Requirements for AHSAA

and Extracurricular Participation

Eligibility Requirements for AHSAA

and Extracurricular Participation

KNOW THE RULES:

 

Core Courses

  • 14 core courses are required in both Division I and Division II.  See the breakdown of core-courses requirements below.

  •  Starting August 1, 2008 16 core courses will be required for Division I only.  This rule applies to any student first entering any Division 1 college or university on or after August 1, 2008.  See the chart below for the breakdown of this 16 core-course requirement.

Test Scores

  • Division I has a sliding scale of test score and grade-point average. 

  • Division II has a minimum SAT score requirement of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68.

  • The SAT score used for the NCAA purposes includes only the critical reading and math sections.  The writings section of the SAT is not used. 

  • The ACT score used for NCAA purposes is a sum of the four sections on the ACT:  English, math, reading and science. 

  • All SAT and ACT scores must be reported directly to the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse by the testing agency.  Test scores that appear on transcripts will no longer be used.  When registering for the SAT and ACT, use the clearinghouse code of 9999 to make sure the score is reported to the clearinghouse.

Grade-Point Average

  • Only core courses are used in the calculation of the grade-point average.

  • Make sure you look at your high school's list of NCAA-approved core courses on the clearinghouse Web site to make sure the courses being taken have been approved as core courses.  The Web site is .

  • Division I grade-point average requirements are listed on the back of this sheet.

  • The Division II grade-point average requirement is a minimum 2.000.

Amateur Certification

  • In addition to an academic certification, prospects must also receive an amateur certification.  Prospects complete the amateur certification by answering a questionnaire found on the website at .  Prospects will see the questionnaire once they complete the initial registration.  The prospect will be required to complete the questionnaire once in the fall and then again in the spring.

 DIVISION I              2005-2007                     14 Core Courses:          4 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).     1 year of 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).    DIVISION I                16 CORE-COURSE  RULE                         2008 and after             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 of 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 of 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).

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  For students first entering any college or university on August 1, 2005, computer science courses may only be used for initial-eligibility purposes if the course receives graduation credit in mathematics or natural/physical science and is listed as such on the high school's list of NCAA-approved core courses.

 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • In Division II, there is no sliding scale.  The minimum core grade-point average is 2.000.  The minimum SAT score is 820 (verbal and math sections only) and the minimum ACT sum score is 68.

  • Students first entering a Division I or Division II collegiate institution on or after August 1, 2005, must meet the core-course rule.

  • Students first entering a Division I collegiate institution on or after August 1, 2008, must meet the 16 core-course rule.

  • The SAT combined score is based on the verbal and math sections only.  The new writing section will not be used.

  • SAT and ACT scores must be reported directly to the clearinghouse from the testing agency.  Scores on transcripts will not be used.  You will find the score report form on the ACT website to send scores from previous tests at

  • New Rule:  Student athletes will not be able to go on any official paid visits without first completing the domestic release questionnaire with the NCAA.

For more information regarding the rules, please go to .  Click on             "Academics and Athletes" then "Eligibility and Recruiting."  You may also visit the clearinghouse Web site at .

 

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT NCAA ELIGIBILITY, PLEASE CALL THE NCAA INITIAL ELIGIBILITY CLEARINGHOUSE TOLL-FREE AT 877-622-2321.  YOU MAY ALSO CALL THE NCAA 317-917-6222.