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.
* 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.
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