NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete
- Prospective college student athletes should download
this guide for FREE. It contains important information regarding eligibility, deadlines, terminology, and procedures. It is one of many publications available on the NCAA website.
Div. 1 and 2 Worksheets
- Download and use to determine NCAA Division 1 or 2 academic eligibility. Need to use in conjunction with NCAA approved high school course list. Note: Core-Course GPA for NCAA eligibility has nothing to do with a student's high school GPA. It is calculated by dividing the total Quality Points by the number of credits. The Quality Points are calculated by the letter grade received in a course, converted to a 4 point scale, then multiplied by the number of credits for the course. SAT or ACT test scores also play a role in eligibility. The higher the Core-Course GPA, the lower the SAT/ACT score can be, and vice versa. See the Test Score Sliding Scale Chart
NCAA currently uses the College Board SAT conversion chart
to convert "New SAT" scores (SAT taken after March 2016) to "Old SAT" scores. NCAA is still using "Old SAT" scores regarding eligibility requirements (sliding scale chart or min. SAT requirements).
-Newfane High School NCAA approved courses
- Under the "Core Courses" section, select "Find your high school’s list of NCAA core courses
". On this page, insert Newfane High School's School Code (333335
) in either the "NCAA High School Code" spot or in the "CEEB/ACT Code" section - either one works. Only these approved courses can be used for NCAA eligibility! Not all high school courses are approved for NCAA eligibility. This is why prospective college-bound student athletes need to carefully choose their courses each year. In general: Typically
, Regents level/Regents track, college, and AP courses, only in the subject areas of: English, Social Studies, Science, Math, and Foreign Language, are ones that are approved. Again, refer to approved NCAA course list for Newfane HS. Plot these courses on the Division 1 or 2 worksheet (see worksheet downloads above) to make sure you have the required number of courses in each area on the worksheets.