Becoming a College Athelete

College Recruiting 101

There are a myriad of steps you can do to prepare for college athletic eligibility, and it starts early. This guide is intended to inform and educate the young student athlete on eligibility requirements and the options that are available for college athletic systems.


The advantages of competing in college sports are both immediate and lifelong. Participating in college sports provides opportunities to learn, compete and succeed. Student-athletes receive top-notch academic support, quality medical care and regular access to outstanding coaching, facilities and equipment. Student-athletes as a group graduate at higher rates than their peers in the general student body and feel better prepared for life after college.


Know before you go!



Learn more about choosing the right school with these resources:



NCAA College Divisions


There are three levels of college play, each with their own set of rules and requirements.

Learn more about these three divisions: Division Info


National Intercollegiate Athletics Association (NAIA)


Playing sports for an NCAA school is not your only option. The National Intercollegiate Athletics Association (NAIA) colleges and universities provide 60,000 student-athletes with opportunities to play college sports with over $500 million in scholarships nationally.



National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)


The NJCAA’s mission is to promote and foster two-year college athletics, Find out more below.

The NCAA DIVISION I ELIGIBILITY SCALE shows your GPA, and the cooresponding SAT nd ACT test scores required to be eligible to play at he NCAA college Division I level.

GPA / SAT / ACT requirements


NCAA DIVISION I ELIGIBILITY SCALE
Core GPA SAT - Verbal and Math ONLY ACT - Sum
3.550 40037
3.525 41038
3.500 42039
3.475 43040
3.450 44041
3.425 45041
3.400 46042
3.375 47042
3.350 48043
3.325 49044
3.300 50044
3.275 51045
3.250 52046
3.225 53046
3.200 54047
3.175 55047
3.150 56048
3.125 57049
3.100 58049
3.075 59050
3.050 60050
3.025 61051
3.000 62052
2.975 63052
2.950 64053
2.925 65053
2.900 66054
2.875 67055
2.850 68056
2.825 69056
2.800 70057
2.775 71058
2.750 72059
2.725 73060
2.700 74061
2.675 75061
2.650 76062
2.625 77063
2.600 78064
2.575 79065
2.550 80066
2.525 81067
2.500 82068
2.475 83069
2.450 84070
2.425 85070
2.400 86071
2.375 87072
2.350 88073
2.325 89074
2.300 90075
2.299 91076
2.275 91076
2.250 92077
2.225 93078
2.200 94079
2.175 95080
2.150 96081
2.125 97082
2.100 98083
2.075 99084
2.050100085
2.025101086
2.000102086

Use for Division I beginning August 1, 2016

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