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The NCAA has made some adjustments to requirements for students entering NCAA institutions for the 2021-22 school year. Please read the updated NCAA COVID-19 Information.  Please see your Counselor with questions related to your your eligibility. 

Here  are two videos created by the NCAA that include information about eligibility standards related to COVID-19. 

General NCAA and eligibility standards due to COVID-19 for students entering college 2021-2022. 

NCAA Question and Answer regarding eligibility standards for student-athletes enter college in 2021-2022

Division I and Division II have different requirements for Core Courses, Test Scores, and Grade-Point Averages.  


Please reference the Division I and Division II pages to see the requirements and upcoming changes in requirements.  

More information can also be found on the NCAA Eligibility Center Website.


Student-Athletes who are interested in competing in Division I or Division II athletics must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.

Core Course Requirements per NCAA Level: Division I, II or III

High School Timeline to NCAA Eligibility

Grade 9

  • Ask your counselor for a list of your high school’s NCAA core courses to make sure you take the right classes.

Grade 10

Grade 11

  • Check with your counselor to make sure you will graduate on time with the required number of NCAA core courses.
  • Take the ACT or SAT and submit your scores to the NCAA using code 9999.
  • At the end of the year, ask your counselor to upload your official transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center.

Grade 12

  • Finish your last NCAA core courses.
  • Take the ACT or SAT again, if necessary, and submit your scores to the NCAA using code 9999.
  • Complete all academic and amateurism questions in your NCAA Eligibility Center account at
  • After you graduate, ask your counselor to submit your final official transcript with proof of graduation to the NCAA Eligibility Center.