NCAA Information

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Please click here for information on how to create an account: https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/


To see the NCAA approved courses for Rio Rancho High School, please visit this link (NCAA Approved Courses) and type in "Rio Rancho High School" or enter school code: 320539  

Divisions I and II Core-Course Planning Worksheets

Test scores

When you register for the SAT or ACT, use the NCAA Eligibility Center code of 9999 so your scores are sent directly to the Eligibility Center from the testing agency. Test scores on transcripts will not be used in your academic certification.

How do I send my SAT or ACT scores to the NCAA Eligibility Center?

Future student-athlete frequently asked questions

Answer:

Students may take the ACT or the SAT an unlimited number of times prior to full-time collegiate enrollment. All ACT and SAT scores must be reported to the NCAA Eligibility Center. It is best for students to list the NCAA Eligibility Center as a score recipient at the time of exam registration to avoid additional fees . Please note only official test scores sent from the testing agency (ACT/SAT) are acceptable. Test scores on your high school transcript will not be used.

Here is the step-by-step process to have your test scores sent.

SAT Scores:

  1. Log on to the testing agency website at: https://sat.collegeboard.org/scores/send-sat-scores ;
  2. The code is "9999" to select the NCAA Eligibility Center as a score recipient (either during exam registration or after exam registration);
  3. After submitting the request, your official test scores will be sent to the NCAA Eligibility Center and the test score section of your account and your status report will be updated; and
  4. If you need additional assistance, you can contact College Board's customer service at 866/756-7346.

 

ACT Scores:

  1. Log on to the testing agency website at http://www.actstudent.org/scores/send/ ;
  2. The code is "9999" to select the NCAA Eligibility Center as a score recipient (either during exam registration or after exam registration);
  3. After submitting the request, your official test scores will be sent to the NCAA Eligibility Center and the test score section of your account and your status report will be updated; and
  4. If you need additional assistance, you can contact College Board's customer service at 319/337-1270


Click on this link to see full sized brochure: Initial-Eligibility Brochure
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Division I Initial Eligibility (PDF Link)
For students to be eligible to compete in NCAA sports during their first year at a Division I school, they must meet standards for their core courses, core-course grade-point average (GPA) and test scores.
Students must graduate high school and meet ALL the following requirements:

1. Complete 16 core courses:
• Four years of English
• Three years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)
• Two years of natural/physical science (including one year of lab science if your high school offers it)
• One additional year of English, math or natural/physical science
• Two years of social science
• Four additional years of English, math, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, comparative religion or philosophy

2. Complete 10 core courses, including seven in English, math or natural/physical science, before the start of their seventh semester. Once students begin their seventh semester, they may not repeat or replace any of those 10 courses to improve their core-course GPA.

3. Earn at least a 2.3 GPA in their core courses.

4. Earn an SAT combined score or ACT sum score matching their core-course GPA on the Division I sliding scale, which balances test scores and core-course GPA. If students have a low test score, they need a higher core-course GPA to be eligible. If they have a low core-course GPA, they need a higher test score to be eligible.

Division II Initial Eligibility (PDF Link)
For students to be eligible to compete in NCAA sports during their first year at a Division II school, they must meet academic requirements for their core courses, core-course grade-point average (GPA) and test scores. The requirements are changing for students who enroll full time for the first time at a Division II school after Aug. 1, 2018.  

Students planning to attend a Division II school can complete a minimum of 16 NCAA core courses after starting grade nine and before they enroll full time in college. There is not a limit to the number of additional courses that students can take if they are planning to enroll in an NCAA Division II school.

Students Who Enroll BEFORE Aug. 1, 2018
Students must graduate high school and meet ALL the following requirements:

1. Complete 16 core courses:
• Three years of English
• Two years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)
• Two years of natural or physical science (including one year of lab science if your high school offers it)
• Three additional years of English, math or natural or physical science
• Two years of social science
• Four additional years of English, math, natural or physical science, social science, foreign language,
comparative religion or philosophy

2. Earn at least a 2.0 GPA in core courses.

3. Earn an SAT combined score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68.
If students enroll full time at a Division II school before Aug. 1, 2018, and have not met all the Division II academic requirements, they may not compete their first year in college. However, if they meet the requirements to be a partial qualifier, they may practice and receive an athletics scholarship their first
year in college.

To be a partial qualifier, they must graduate high school and meet ONE of the following
requirements:

1. Earn a 2.0 GPA in 16 core courses:
• Three years of English
• Two years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)
• Two years of natural or physical science (including one year of lab science if your high school offers it)
• Three additional years of English, math or natural or physical science
• Two years of social science
• Four additional years of English, math, natural or physical science, social science, foreign language,
comparative religion or philosophy.
OR

2. Earn an SAT combined score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68.