The NCAA has changed Initial-Eligibility Academic Requirements for Division I student-athletes starting in 2016 and beyond. This means that your current sophomores and those younger are going to be held to higher academic standards than those graduating in 2014 and 2015. Here is a power point that the NCAA Eligibility Center has put together to help educate all of those involved (administrators, counselors, parents, student-athletes)
Free resources for NCAA eligibility questions are listed below.
· Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete- The Guide is a highly comprehensive tool, that has been designed to help you understand the NCAA initial-eligibility process and to prepare student-athletes for transitioning from high school to becoming an NCAA Division I or II student-athlete. http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/CBSA.pdf
· Initial-Eligibility Brochure- A quick guide to the standards and steps that it takes to become an NCAA Division I or II student-athlete. http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/EB13.pdf
· Eligibility Center Quick Reference Sheet- A complete breakdown of the NCAA Divisions I and II initial-eligibility standards. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Quick_Reference_Sheet.pdf
· New Academic Requirements Document- This document discusses the new academic standards for student-athletes enrolling at a college or university on or after August 1, 2016. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Important_New_Rules/New_IE_Rules.pdf
· Initial-Eligibility Online Course- This free course is designed to educate coaches, parents, and counselors about the NCAA's initial-eligibility requirements. After completing the course, you will be more prepared to advise your student-athletes about the necessary steps to become certified to compete in NCAA Divisions I and II athletics. http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseID=14000