“I am a high school student. What should I do to make sure I will be academically eligible to be an NCAA Division II student-athlete?”
The NCAA Eligibility Center is an organization that clears all athletes (both domestic and international) for initial eligibility at the Division II level. You should complete the following steps as soon as possible:
NCAA Core Course Requirement for Division II Initial Eligibility
3 years English
2 years Math (Algebra 1 or higher)
2 years Natural/Physical Science (1 year of lab if offered by high school)
3 years additional English, Math or Natural/Physical Science
2 years Social Science
4 years additional academic courses (in any of the above areas, foreign language, or comparative religion/philosophy)
=16 total core courses
NCAA Standardized Test Score Requirement for Division II Initial Eligibility
Minimum SAT score of 820 (Critical Reading and Math sections only)
Minimum ACT sum score of 68 (Sum total of English, Math, Reading, and Science scores)
Students who meet these academic standards will be certified as
a qualifier. A qualifier is eligible to practice, compete, and
receive an athletics scholarship as a freshman. A qualifier has ten
semesters of full-time college enrollment in which to use his or
her four seasons of eligibility.
Students who do not meet these academic standards will be certified as a non-qualifier. A non-qualifier:
Once accepted as a student-athlete into UNCP, the student-athlete must meet academic eligibility standards each year to remain eligible.
“I am currently a student-athlete at a Division II
institution. What do I need to do to remain academic
To maintain your eligibility:
*For transfer academic eligibility, please see the “TRANSFERS” section on our web site.