Continuing Your Sport in College

 

If you want to be eligible to continue your sport in college,

you must be sure you meet college/university admission requirements

AND meet National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and/or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) requirements

BEFORE applying to colleges/universities.

 

NCAA DIVISION I Requirements

16 Core Courses:

4 English credits

3 Math credits (Algebra I and higher)

2 natural/physical science credits (1 year of a lab science)

1 additional English, Math, or Science credit

2 social science credits

4 additional credits (from any area above, foreign language or non-doctrinal religion/philosophy)

 

Minimum CORE grade-point average must be 2.300.

10 core courses must be completed before the 7th semester (beginning of senior year)

7 of the 10 core courses completed before senior year must be in English, math, and science

   These 7 courses are “locked in” at the start of the 7th semester (cannot be repeated for GPA improvement to meet initial-eligibility requirements for competition).

**Sliding scale GPA/TEST-SCORE (see below for sliding scale)

 

Full Qualifier:  College-bound student-athletes may practice, compete and receive athletics scholarship during their first year of enrollment at an NCAA Division I school.

Academic Redshirt:  College-bound student-athletes may receive athletics scholarships during their first year of enrollment and may practice during their first academic term, but may NOT compete during the first year of enrollment.

   -Complete 16 core courses

   -Earn a core-course GPA of at least 2.000

   -Earn ACT/SAT score matching your core-course GPA on the Division I sliding scale

   -Graduate high school

Nonqualifier:  College-bound student-athletes cannot practice, receive athletics scholarships or compete during their first year of enrollment at an NCAA Division I school.

 


 

NCAA DIVISION II Requirements

16 Core Courses:

3 English credits

2 Math credits (Algebra I and higher)

2 natural/physical science credits (1 year of a lab science)

3 additional English, Math, or Science credits

2 social science credits

4 additional credits (from any area above, foreign language or non-doctrinal religion/philosophy)

 

Minimum CORE grade-point average must be 2.000. 

Minimum SAT score is 820 (verbal and math combined)

Minimum ACT combined score is 68.

 

Full Qualifier:  College-bound student-athletes may practice, compete and receive athletics scholarship during their first year of enrollment at an NCAA Division II school.

Partial Qualifier:  College-bound student-athletes may receive athletics scholarships during their first year of enrollment and may practice during their first regular academic term but may NOT compete during their first year of enrollment.

            -Complete 16 core courses

            -Earn a core-course GPA of at least 2.000

            OR

            -Earn an SAT combined score of at least 820 or an ACT sum score of at least 68

            -Graduate high school

Nonqualifier:  College-bound student athletes may not practice, compete or receive athletics scholarships during their first year of enrollment at an NCAA Division II school.

 

**Beginning August 1, 2018, Division II institutions will:

            Use a sliding scale to match test scores and core-course grade-point averages.

                        (see below for sliding scale)

            Require a 2.200 minimum GPA in order to be eligible for competition.

 

 


 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

 

Only CORE courses are used to calculate cumulative grade-point average for NCAA eligibility. 

Core courses include English, Social Studies, Math, Science and Foreign Language (or non-doctrinal religion/philosophy) courses ONLY.  NCAA will take the highest 16 core courses to calculate grade-point average.  A minimum cumulative CORE grade-point average of 2.300 is required for Division I eligibility and a minimum cumulative CORE grade-point average of 2.000 is required for Division II eligibility. 

           

Sliding scale GPA/TEST-SCORE:  Division I

Division I uses a sliding scale CORE GRADE-POINT AVERAGE/TEST-SCORE system to determine eligibility.

For example, a student with a cumulative core gpa of 2.300 must have an SAT score (verbal and math combined) of 900 or an ACT combined score of 75.  A student with a cumulative core gpa of 3.000 must have an SAT score of 620 or an ACT combined score of 52.  The higher your core gpa is, the lower your test scores need to be. 

 

 

 


 

Sliding scale GPA/TEST-SCORE:  Division II

For more information regarding NCAA rules and eligibility, please go to www.eligibilitycenter.org. 

It is important for parents and student-athletes to also be aware of NCAA Recruitment Rules and Regulations. 


NAIA Eligibility Requirements

Graduate from high school

Two of the following criteria must be met:

            Achieve 940 on the SAT if taken in or after March 2016

 

For more information regarding NAIA rules and eligibility, please go to http://www.naia.org/fls/27900/1NAIA/membership/NAIA_GuidefortheCollegeBoundStudent.pdf

 

 


 

Recommendations for Moanalua High School Students:

Based on these requirements, Moanalua High School student-athletes are recommended to take the following courses:

·        4 years of Math (Algebra 1, Geometry, and higher, 1 course per school year)

·        4 years of Science (Basic Physics, Chemistry, Biology, & 1 additional year)

·        4 years of Social Studies

o       Modern History of Hawaii/Participation in a Democracy

o       US History

o       World History

o       1.0 credit social studies elective

·        2 years of a foreign language

·        Other courses required for graduation

o       1.0 credit of Physical Education (PE 9 & PE 10)

o       0.5 credit of Health

o       4.0 credits (minimum) of electives

o       0.5 credit PTP

 

Please note that NCAA and/or NAIA eligibility DOES NOT guarantee admission to a post-high school institution (college/university).  Students must apply to their desired school(s) and meet admission criteria for those institutions.

 


 

Grade 9 recommendations*:

 

Grade 10 recommendations*:

 

Grade 11 recommendations*:

 

Grade 12 recommendations*:

 

Articles and tips on improving recruitment chances:

http://www.active.com/recruiting/articles/8_Steps_to_Getting_Recruited.htm

http://www.recruitingrealities.com/

 

*College Counseling Sourcebook, 4th Edition. © 2007 The College Board.

 


 

Counselor Information:

For additional information, assistance, & course planning, please contact your child’s school counselor.  For information regarding scholarships that may be available to local athletes & other post-high school opportunities, please contact one of the College & Career Counselors, Ms. Rebecca Himuro or Ms. Jennifer Kanhai.

 

Students with last names   A-Fa:  Mr. Micah Banton                305-1018

                                                Fe-K:  Mrs. Tricia Apana                305-1019

                                                L-Ra:  Mrs. Donna Yamamoto       305-1020

                                                Re-Z:  Mr. Milton Sakamoto           305-1021

 

College & Career:                           Ms. Rebecca Himuro          305-1028

                                                            Ms. Jennifer Kanhai            305-1131

 

Check the College & Career Weekly Bulletins for important reminders and announcements, including visits by college/university representatives, scholarship information and deadlines, and specific announcements regarding athletic scholarships and resources.  To view College & Career Bulletins, go to moanaluahs.org, click on College & Career Center under the Academics tab, and click on the Weekly College & Career Bulletins link on the right side of your screen.

 


 

Resources:

NCAA Quick Reference Sheet:

             http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Quick_Reference_Sheet.pdf

NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete:            http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/CBSA17.pdf

PSAT/NMSQT test dates:   http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/reg.html

SAT test dates and registration information:      http://sat.collegeboard.org/home

PLAN information and overview:   http://www.actstudent.org/plan/

ACT information and overview:     http://actstudent.org/

 

Counselor Resources:

NCAA Eligibility Resource Center:            http://www.eligibilitycenter.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.html (enter via the High School Administrators access & click on “Resources” tab)

NCAA Path to the Student-Athlete Experience Presentation for Counselors:             https://prezi.com/sviucdv6tcqt/your-path-to-the-student-athlete-experience-for-students/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

Calculating the Core GPA:

            http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Grading_and_GPA/Core_GPA_Calculation.pdf

Moanalua High School’s NCAA approved courses*:     https://web1.ncaa.org/hsportal/exec/hsAction

            *courses are subject to change