NEW NCAA Division I Eligibility Academic Requirements

Full-time enrollment on or after August 1, 2016 Summary of Changes:

  • Minimum core-course GPA of 2.300 is required
  • Change in GPA/Test Score index (sliding scale)
  • Minimum = 2.300 GPA / 900 SAT or 75 ACT
  • 10 core courses required before beginning of senior year
  • 7 must be in the area of English, Math, & Science
  • These 10 courses become "locked in" for the purpose of GPA calculation
  • A repeat of one of the "locked in" courses will not be used if taken after the seventh semester begins


  •  Athletic aid, practice, & competition
    • ​16 core courses
  • 10 core courses completed before seventh semester.  7 of 10 must be in English, Math, Science
  • "Locked in" for core-course GPA calculation
  • Corresponding test score (ACT/SAT) and GPA (min. 2.3) in sliding scale
  • Graduate from high school

Academic Redshirt

  •  Athletic aid, practice, but NO competition
  • 16 core courses
  • No grades/credits "locked in" (repeated courses after the seventh semester may be used for initial eligibility)
  • Corresponding test score (ACT/SAT) & GPA (min. 2.0) on sliding scale
  • Graduate from high school