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What are the academic requirements to play NCAA or NAIA Athletics?

The academic requirements to participate in NCAA and NAIA athletics can be found here.

  • Graduate high school
  • Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center
  • Take the required NCAA core courses (link to core course requirements)
  • Meet a minimum GPA of 2.3 for Division I or 2.2 for Division II schools
  • Meet the minimum requirements for SAT / ACT scores (link to general info)

NOTE: Prospective players must register with the NAIA Clearinghouse to play sports at the NAIA level. You must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse to play sports at the NCAA level.

Depending on your talent, coaches may flexible with the academic requirements needed to attend their university, but don’t count on it. It’s up to you to do all you can to keep your grades competitive and your college entrance exam scores solid.

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