College Athletics Eligibility
Students who plan on participating in either Division 1 or 2 college athletics must register with the NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse. Students must meet the established NCAA Clearinghouse academic criteria for the specific division for which they plan to participate.
Students need to register online with the NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse and let Mr. Smith know so that your official transcript can be mailed/uploaded to the NCAA Clearinghouse. If you financially qualify, NCAA also allows for registration fee waivers. NOTE: Students must request their SAT and/or ACT scores to be sent directly to the NCAA Clearinghouse from the testing agency (College Board for SAT and ACT company for ACT exams). Students must use NCAA Eligibility Center's score recipient code of "9999" when registering for a SAT or ACT exam or when requesting at a later date. SAT or ACT scores listed on high school transcripts will not be used by NCAA.
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.
Division 1 Academic Requirements Fact Sheet - Academic requirements for Div. 1 eligibility.
Division 2 Academic Requirements Fact Sheet 2017 - Academic requirements for Div. 2 eligibility (students starting college fall 2017).
Division 2 Academic Requirements Fact Sheet 2018 - Academic requirements for Div. 2 eligibility (students starting college fall 2018).
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.
-NOTE: 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.
- Probability of playing NCAA Div. 1 or 2 level sports or going pro: From HS to NCAA Div. 1 or 2 and from college ranks to pro.