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Page 1: NCAA Eligibility Center: Overview and Updates Christa Palmer, NCAA Nick Sproull, NCAA November 5, 2015.
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NCAA Eligibility Center: Overview and Updates

Christa Palmer, NCAANick Sproull, NCAANovember 5, 2015

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Game Plan

– What is the NCAA?

– Initial-Eligibility Requirements

– Eligibility Center Process

– Nontraditional Core Course Rules

– Nontraditional Core Course Review Process

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NCAA Eligibility Center Process

– What is “initial-eligibility?”

• Requirements necessary in order to: – Practice– Compete– Receive athletically-related financial aid

• First year at a Division I or II campus• Subsequent academic eligibility based on progress toward

degree requirements– Students may lose/gain eligibility in each term

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NCAA Eligibility Center Process

– Evolution of initial-eligibility•1973: 2.000 minimum high school GPA

•1986: 700 SAT/15 ACT; 11 core courses, core GPA: 2.000

•1995: 700 SAT/17 ACT; 13 core courses, sliding scale (DI)

•2003: Amended sliding scale, 14 core courses (DI)

•2005: 14 core courses for DII

•2008: 16 core courses for DI

•2013: 16 core courses for DII

•2016: NEW REQUIREMENTS

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Probability of going pro

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Who makes the rules?

– NCAA member institutions

• Representative structure in Division I • Convention voting in Divisions II and III• Academic rules generally vetted through academic

committees – Input from secondary school community

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NCAA Eligibility Center Process

– Elements of determining initial-eligibility•Graduation from high school

•Minimum number of core courses

•Minimum grade-point average in those core courses

•Minimum SAT or ACT test score

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NCAA Eligibility Center Process

– Elements of determining initial-eligibility•Graduation from high school

•Minimum number of core courses

•Minimum grade-point average in those core courses

•Minimum SAT or ACT test score

Courses Division I Division II

English 4 3

Math 3 2

Science 2 2

Social Science 2 2

English, Math or Science

1 3

Other Core 4 4

Total 16 16

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NCAA Eligibility Center Process

– Division I Academic Index (abbreviated)

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New Requirements – Division I

– Qualifier:

• Increased sliding-scale: 2.3 minimum core-course GPA• Core-course progression requirement

– Academic Redshirt

• Satisfaction of current requirements, but not increased requirements

– Nonqualifier

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New Requirements – Division I– New sliding-scale

• High School Portal– Core-course progression

• Students must complete 10 core courses before seventh semester of high school (e.g., senior year).

• Of the 10 core courses completed, seven must be in the area of English, math, or science.

• These 10 core 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.

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NCAA Eligibility Center Process

– Determining initial-eligibility

• Division II– Minimum 2.000 core-course GPA– 820 SAT or 68 sum score ACT– “Partial qualifier”

• Division III– No specific NCAA legislation

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NCAA Eligibility Center Process

– Role of the student

• Academic achievement• Register at any time

– Stay current on “tasks”

• Send test scores via 9999

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NCAA Eligibility Center Process

– Role of the high school

• Annually update list of core courses• Transcripts

– New direct upload feature

• Fee waiver requests

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NCAA Eligibility Center Process

– Definition of an NCAA core course:

• English, mathematics, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language or comparative religion;

• Academic, four-year college preparatory; • Algebra I or higher;• Taught by a qualified instructor; and• At or above the high school’s regular academic level

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NCAA Eligibility Center Process

– Definition of an NCAA core course:

• “Typical” core courses: – AP Calculus BC, Biology, Advanced Composition, French V

• “Typical” non core: – Consumer Math, Personal Finance, Resume Writing,

Fundamentals of Algebra

• Not so easy: – Film Literature, Transition to College Math, English 9 CP2,

Conceptual Physics etc.

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Nontraditional Courses

– Prior to 2000

• Nontraditional courses prohibited– 2000-2010

• Certain nontraditional cores allowed• Transition from Clearinghouse to Eligibility Center• Increased participation in nontraditional coursework

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Nontraditional Courses

– Nontraditional core courses:

• Requires teacher/student access and interaction– Must be required – Must be ongoing and regular for the duration of the course– Teaching, evaluating, and providing assistance

• Defined time period for completion• Student work must be made available

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Nontraditional Courses

– You be the judge

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Nontraditional Courses

– You be the judge

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Nontraditional Courses

– You be the judge

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Nontraditional Courses

– You be the judge

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Nontraditional Courses

– You be the judge

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Nontraditional Courses

– Review process

• Call the Eligibility Center Customer Service toll-free number– 877-262-2321

• Questionnaire– Questions regarding curriculum, instruction, interaction,

feedback, transcript designations

• Possible outcomes– Approved– Extended Evaluation– Not approved

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Nontraditional Courses

– Review process

• Accountability and responsibility for the status of a course, program, or school lies with the entity responsible for instruction and assessment.

• Accuracy and integrity• What does a list mean? What doesn’t it mean?

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High School Portal

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High School Portal

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Nontraditional Courses

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Questions?

www.eligibilitycenter.org

877-262-2321