NCAA Course List: NCAA Course List
HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY
The OHSAA mandates that students carry and pass a minimum of 5 classes per grading period. Students and parents are urged to check the student-athlete’s schedule to make sure that it is balanced so that 5 classes are being taken each semester. PSEO students also need to be carrying 5 classes in college or with college and high school combined. CONSULT WITH YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR when scheduling!
Student athletes wanting to drop a class or make a schedule change, must identify themselves as an ATHLETE to the guidance counselor at the time of the requested schedule change. Student athletes are strongly urged to inform their coach before making any schedule change.
It is the 9 weeks grade (not the semester average or final course grade) prior to the start of a season that determines initial eligibility for a sport.
Initial eligibility for Fall Sports is determined by grades in classes taken during the 4th nine weeks of the previous academic year.
Initial eligibility for Winter Sports is determined by grades in classes taken during the 1st nine weeks of the current academic year.
Initial eligibility for Spring Sports is determined by grades and classes taken during the 3rd nine weeks of the current academic year.
COLLEGE ATHLETICS – NCAA INITIAL ELIGIBILITY CLEARINGHOUSE
Student-athletes wanting to participate in sports at a NCAA Division I or II college need to:
1. Meet with a guidance counselor each year to be sure they are taking the required Core Courses (Please view the NCAA Course List to see Sandy Valley’s NCAA approved courses- it is your responsibility to select courses that are approved!)
2. Earn a MINIMUM grade point average of 2.0 IN THOSE CORE COURSES
3. Register to take the ACT. Include the NCAA Clearinghouse code (9999) as one of the places to send the ACT score.
3. Take the ACT (it’s usually to the student’s advantage to test more than once)
4. Register with the Clearinghouse at the beginning of their senior year. Register at
http://www.ncaaclearinghouse.net There is a fee. You’ll need a credit card.
5. Notify a counselor to send a transcript upon registering with the Clearinghouse.
Please consult http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes for the most up to date information.