NCAA Requirements for the Class of 2016

posted on: Oct. 4, 2012, 2:31 p.m. | tags: Eligibility NCAA Academics Athletics

One of the difficulties that aspiring college athletes run into is the fact that there are regular changes to NCAA eligibility requirements. You need to stay on your toes if you want to make sure that you meet the requirements. Recently, the NCAA changed the initial eligibility requirements for the class of 2016 at the Division I level.


Prior to the class of 2016, the minimum requirement to be eligible for practice, competition, and to receive financial aid as a student athlete was a 2.0 GPA with a 1010 SAT score.  The new requirements are more competitive, with the new GPA requirement a 2.3 and a minimum SAT score of 1080. The same 16 core course minimum requirement is still in place. At the Division II level, the minimum GPA requirement is a 2.0 with an 820 SAT score. Division II has moved from 14 core course requirement to a 16 core course requirement.  


Pay attention to these changes, since they can affect your ability to be recruited by the program of your choice. It is very important regarding your college career. The NCAA Eligibility Center uses a sliding scale in order to see what GPA is needed, with what SAT score, in order to be eligible.  Make sure to stay on top of your academics!