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College Recruiting

Welcome to the college recruiting section.  On this page you will find valuable information as you begin your journey of continuing your playing career as a student-athlete. There are numerous opportunities for young women and young men to continue their athletic careers after high school. Opportunities exist in NCAA Division I, II, and III, NAIA, and NJCAA. The first step for students and parents should be to talk with your varsity head coach about the process.  I am here to help you throughout the process.  

Check the below links to find out everything you ever wanted to know about college athletics and the recruiting process.

The first step is to become familiar with the NCAA Clearinghouse (Eligibility Center).

Instructions to Register for the NCAA Clearinghouse (Now Called the NCAA Eligibility Center)

The NCAA Clearinghouse is an essential step in becoming eligible to play college sports. Over 180,000 potential college athletes register with the NCAA every year.  If you want to play NCAA college sports and receive a scholarship at the DI or DII level, you will need to register and be cleared by the NCAA. The Eligibility Center is the organization within the NCAA that determines the academic eligibility and amateur status for all NCAA DI and DII athletes.

The First Step in Registering for the NCAA Eligibility Center is to Create Your Account

http://web1.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA_EMS.html#

All athletes will eventually create an account. It is best to create your account by the start of your junior year in high school to avoid getting caught it the backlog of athletes trying to get cleared at the end of the year. Once you account is created you will have several more steps to submit your transcripts, test scores and answer you amateur status questionnaire before you are finished.

Once You Have Created Your Account Check Your Email and Log in to Finish the Registration Process

NCAA Eligibility Center Mailing Address

NCAA Eligibility Center
P.O. Box 7136
Indianapolis, IN 46207

Core Courses

NCAA Division I requires 16 core courses as of August 1, 2008. This rule applies to any student first entering any Division I college or university on or after August 1, 2008.

  • 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). 

NCAA Division II requires 14 core courses. Please note, Division II will require 16 core courses beginning August 1, 2013.

  • 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).
Test Scores

Division I has a sliding scale for test score and grade-point average. The sliding scale is available here.

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

The SAT score used for NCAA purposes includes only the critical reading and math sections. The writing 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, mathematics, reading and science.

All SAT and ACT scores must be reported directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center by the testing agency. Test scores that appear on transcripts will not be used. When registering for the SAT or ACT, use the Eligibility Center code of 9999 to make sure the score is reported to the Eligibility Center.

Grade-Point Average

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

Be sure to look at your high school’s list of NCAA-approved core courses on the Eligibility Center's Web site to make certain that courses being taken have been approved as core courses. The Web site is www.ncaaclearinghouse.net.

  • Division I grade-point-average requirements are listed here.
  • The Division II grade-point-average requirement is a minimum of 2.000.