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NCAA High School Graduation Online Requirements


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Nick Sproull, NCAA at eSS 2012

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  • 1. eLearning Strategies Symposium Nick Sproull, NCAA December 7, 2012
  • 2. NCAA Eligibility Center 101• What is the NCAA Doing Here?• Overview of the NCAA• NCAA Initial Eligibility• High School Review Process• NEW REQUIREMENTS
  • 3. Overview of the NCAA• Voluntary organization that governs intercollegiate athletics • Division I • 346 member schools • Typically larger schools • Athletic grants-in-aid available • Division II • 282 member schools • Typically small to medium sized • Athletic grants-in-aid available • Division III • 449 member schools • Typically smaller schools • Grants-in-aid cannot be athletically based
  • 4. What Does the Eligibility Center Do?• Certifies initial eligibility for incoming prospective student-athletesin Division I and Division II • Domestic and international academic certification • Domestic and international amateurism certification• Departments • Academic certification • Amateurism • Customer service • High school review
  • 5. What is NCAA Initial Eligibility?• Academic requirements that a prospective student-athlete (PSA) must meet to: • Practice • Compete • Receive athletics aid (scholarship)• First year at a Division I or Division II college/university• Subsequent years governed by progress-toward-degree academic requirements • An enrolled student-athlete may gain/lose eligibility in each term
  • 6. Who Makes the Rules?• Division I and Division II membercolleges/universities • Representative structure in Division I • Convention voting in Division II • Academic rules generally vetted through academic committees • Input from iNACOL community• NCAA Eligibility Center and national officestaff use rules to guide their work
  • 7. Four Elements of 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
  • 8. NCAA Initial-Eligibility RequirementsCourses Division I Division IIEnglish 4 3Math 3 2Science 2 2Social Science 2 2English, Math or Science 1 3Other Core 4 4Total 16 16
  • 9. NCAA Division I Sliding Scale
  • 10. NCAA Divisions II and III• Division II • Minimum 2.000 core-course GPA • Minimum 820 SAT (critical reading/math only) or minimum 68 sum ACT• Division III • Based on admission standards • No specific NCAA requirements
  • 11. Roles of Students/Schools• Role of the student – Academic preparation – Registration• Role of the recruiting college/university – Monitoring student progress – Identifying potential issues• Role of the high school/program – List of NCAA courses – Transcripts
  • 12. Reviewing High Schools• History• Types of schools – Schools new to the NCAA – Established schools• Two-part review of schools new to the NCAA – Review of school/program – Review of individual courses• What does a list mean? What doesn’t it mean?
  • 13. Review of School/Program• Call NCAA Customer Service Center• Academic Review Questionnaire (ARQ)• Nontraditional Academic Review Questionnaire (NARQ) • Curriculum delivery/Instructional design • Quality control • Issuance of transcripts or grade reports• Nontraditional Coursework Questionnaire (NCQ)
  • 14. NCAA Definition of a 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
  • 15. NCAA Definition of a 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.
  • 16. NCAA Legislation for Nontraditional Courses• Requires teacher/student access and interaction – Must be required – Must be for the duration of the course – Teaching, evaluating and providing feedback• Defined time period for completion – Allows staff to compare/contrast with what was actually completed• Student work must be made available – Suggests learning management system
  • 17. Review of School/Program• Possible outcomes – Cleared – Extended evaluation • May require production of student-specific documents – Not approved – Not cleared
  • 18. NEW Requirements• For students enrolling full time at an NCAA Division I college or university on or after August 1, 2016, there are three possible academic outcomes:
  • 19. Summary of Changes• Full Qualifiers must: – Minimum core-course GPA of 2.300 required; – Change in GPA/test score index (sliding scale); and – Ten core courses required before beginning of the seventh semester
  • 20. Abbreviated Sliding Scale
  • 21. Core Course Progression• 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
  • 22. Helpful Information• – 2011-12 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete – High school portal; resources page• 877/NCAA-EC1 (877/622-2321) – Dedicated to the high school community