To participate in Division I athletics or to be eligible to receive an athletic scholarship during the first year of college, a student-athlete must:
• Complete the 16 core-course requirement in eight semesters:
o 4 years of English
o 3 years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)
o 2 years of natural or physical science (including one year of lab science if offered by the high school)
o 1 extra year of English, math or natural or physical science
o 2 years of social science
o 4 years of extra core courses (from any category above, or foreign language, nondoctrinal religion or philosophy)
• Earn a minimum required grade-point average in core courses
• Earn a combined SAT or ACT sum score that matches the core course grade-point average and test-score sliding scale. (For example, a 3.000 core-course grade-point average needs at least a 620 SAT).
These requirements do not apply to Division III athletics. Eligibility for financial aid, practice and competition is governed by institutional, conference and other NCAA regulations. Students have 10 semesters or 15 quarters of eligibility.