NCAA Eligibility

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Eligibility

If a student wants to participate in Division I or Division II sports, start the certification process early, usually by the end of the junior year. Meet with your Coach and/or Counselor for more information.


In general, to be certified a student must

  • Beginning August 1, 2016, NCAA Division I will require 10 core courses to be completed prior to the seventh semester (seven of the 10 must be a combination of English, math or natural or physical science.)

  • Present a required grade-point average in core courses.

  • Present a required score on ACT or SAT assessments.

  • Graduate from high school.

  • Complete the core courses listed below:

DIVISION I

16 Core-Course Rule

DIVISION II

16 Core-Course Rule

4

years of English

3

years of English

3

years of Mathematics (Algebra I or higher)

2

years of Mathematics (Algebra I or higher)

2

years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab, if offered by high school)

2

years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab, if offered by high school)

1

year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science

3

years of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science

2

years of social science

2

years of social science

4

years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or non doctrinal religion/philosophy)

4

years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or non doctrinal religion/philosophy)


To see what Topeka West courses meet NCAA requirements visit: https://web3.ncaa.org/hsportal/exec/hsAction?hsActionSubmit=searchHighSchool

Use school code: 172928

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