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Compliance Eligibility Change

The NCAA Division I initial-eligibility rules have changed.

The enclosed certification report is based on your academic record from ninth grade up to this point, and was evaluated using the new Division I rule. The new rule and former rule are outlined below.

After you graduate from high school, your final certification report, which is based on your academic record from grades nine through 12, will also be evaluated under the new rule. If you are ineligible under the new rule, the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse will automatically re-evaluate your academic record under the former rule to obtain your best possible result. It is not possible to mix-and-match rules. For example, you cannot use the 13 core-course standard of the former rule and the sliding scale from the new rule.

 

THE NEW RULE: · INCREASES the number of core courses from 13 to 14. This additional core course may be in any area: English, mathematics, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, nondoctrinal religion/ philosophy, or computer science. The breakdown of core course requirements is listed below.

· CHANGES the Division I initial-eligibility index, or sliding scale.

 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION Effective date of new rule:· Students first entering a collegiate institution on or after August 1, 2003, may meet the initial-eligibility requirements under either rule.· Students first entering a collegiate institution on or after August 1, 2005, must meet the new 14 core course rule.

For more information regarding the new rule, please go to www.ncaa.org. Click on “Custom Home Pages” and pull the menu down to “Prospect/Parent” page.

Division II is proposing an increase to 14 core courses. The additional course could be taken in any core-course area. The proposal, if adopted, would be effective for students first entering a collegiate institution on or after August 1, 2005.

PLEASE READ YOUR CERTIFICATION REPORT AND ACCOMPANYING INFORMATION CAREFULLY.

IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT YOUR CERTIFICATION REPORT, PLEASE CALL THE NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE AT 319/337-1492 OR TOLL-FREE AT 877/262-1492.

FORMER RULE NEW RULE
13 Core Courses: 14 Core Courses:
4 years of English. 4 years of English.
2 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher). 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 natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school).
1 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science. 1 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science.
2 years of social science. 2 years of social science.
2 years of additional courses (from any area above or foreign language, nondoctrinal religion/ philosophy, computer science*). 3 years of additional courses (from any area above or foreign language, nondoctrinal religion/ philosophy, computer science*).

* PLEASE NOTE: Computer science is being eliminated as an acceptable core-course area for students first entering any college or university on or after August 1, 2005. Students entering college on or after August 1, 2005, may not use any computer science courses in meeting the core-course requirements.

FORMER CORE GPA/Test Score Index (to be used with 13 core courses) NEW CORE GPA/Test Score Index (must have 14 core courses to use)
Core GPA SAT ACT Core GPA SAT ACT
2.500 & above 820 68 3.550 & above 400 37
2.475 830 69 3.525 410 38
2.450 840-850 70 3.500 420 39
2.425 860 70 3.475 430 40
2.400 860 71 3.450 440 41
2.375 870 72 3.425 450 41
2.350 880 73 3.400 460 42
2.325 890 74 3.375 470 42
2.300 900 75 3.350 480 43
2.275 910 76 3.325 490 44
2.250 920 77 3.300 500 44
2.225 930 78 3.275 510 45
2.200 940 79 3.250 520 46
2.175 950 80 3.225 530 46
2.150 960 80 3.200 540 47
2.125 960 81 3.175 550 47
2.100 970 82 3.150 560 48
2.075 980 83 3.125 570 49
2.050 990 84 3.100 580 49
2.025 1000 85 3.075 590 50
2.000 1010 86 3.050 600 50
      3.025 610 51
      3.000 620 52
      2.975 630 52
      2.950 640 53
      2.925 650 53
      2.900 660 54
      2.875 670 55
      2.850 680 56
      2.825 690 56
      2.800 700 57
      2.775 710 58
      2.750 720 59
      2.725 730 59
      2.700 730 60
      2.675 740-750 61
      2.650 760 62
      2.625 770 63
      2.600 780 64
      2.575 790 65
      2.550 800 66
      2.525 810 67
      2.500 820 68
      2.475 830 69
      2.450 840-850 70
      2.425 860 70
      2.400 860 71
      2.375 870 72
      2.350 880 73
      2.325 890 74
      2.300 900 75
      2.275 910 76
      2.250 920 77
      2.225 930 78
      2.200 940 79
      2.175 950 80
      2.150 960 80
      2.125 960 81
      2.100 970 82
      2.075 980 83
      2.050 990 84
      2.025 1000 85
      2.000 1010 86

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