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Are you a high school athlete looking for information about the NCAA Clearinghouse? More information available at http://www.jdcollegeconsulting.com ...

Are you a high school athlete looking for information about the NCAA Clearinghouse? More information available at http://www.jdcollegeconsulting.com
We specialize in helping student athletes evaluate college choices and get into the perfect college based on their athletic and academic abilities.



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  • 1. NCAA Clearinghouse 101 Presented By: Jonathan J DeSimone – College Counselor Founder / Owner – JD College Consulting Princeton, NJ Sixteen Years in Central New Jersey High Schools Curry College, Milton, MA – B.A. - Psychology Boston University, Boston, MA – Ed.M. - Developmental Studies and Counseling University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA – GSE School Leadership Certification Program – NJ and PA Principal Certification NACAC, NJACAC and IECA Member
  • 2. Overview What is the NCAA and the NCAA Clearinghouse? What are the Academic Eligibility Requirements? How do students register with the Clearinghouse? What happens after they register?
  • 3. National Collegiate AthleticAssociation (NCAA) Voluntary organization through which the nation’s colleges and universities govern their athletic programs The mission is to govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner
  • 4. NCAA Initial EligibilityClearinghouse Commonly referred to as “The Clearinghouse” An organization that works with the NCAA to determine a student’s eligibility for athletics participation in college sports during their first year of college enrollment Follows NCAA bylaws and regulations in analyzing and processing a student’s high school academic records, ACT or SAT scores and key information about amateurism participation
  • 5. Academic EligibilityRequirements Division I Division II Graduate from high school  Graduate from high school Complete the 16 core  Complete the 14 core courses courses Earn a minimum GPA in  Earn a 2.000 GPA or better core courses in your core courses Earn a combined SAT or  Earn a combined SAT ACT sum score that score of 820 or an ACT matches your core course sum score of 68. GPA and test score sliding scale
  • 6. Core Courses Division I Division II 4 years of English  3 years of English 3 years of Math  2 years of Math 2 years of Natural or Physical  2 years of Natural or Physical Science Science 1 extra year of English, Math,  2 extra years of English, Math, or Natural or Physical Science or Natural or Physical Science 2 years of Social Science  2 years of Social Science 4 years of extra core courses  3 years of extra core courses from any category above, or from any category above, or Foreign Language, Non- Foreign Language, Non- Doctrinal Religion or Doctrinal Religion or Philosophy Philosophy
  • 7. Core Courses (cont.) Must be an academic course in one or a combination of these areas: English, Math, Natural/Physical Science, Social Science, Foreign Language, Non-Doctrinal Religion or Philosophy Must be designated “College Preparatory” Must be at or above the student’s High school’s regular Academic Level
  • 8. Calculating the GPA Done on a traditional 4.000 scale with an A = 4pts, B = 3, C = 2, etc. Schools that use numeric grades (e.g. 82, 93) will be changed to letter grades Plus and minus grades are not used to calculate a student’s core-course GPA If the High School normally weights Honors or Advanced courses, these courses may improve the student’s core- course GPA
  • 9. ACT and SAT Tests Students must achieve the required score on an ACT or SAT test before their full-time college enrollment Students may take either test more than once as their best subscores from the different tests will be used to meet the minimum test score requirement ALL SAT and ACT test scores must be sent directly to the clearinghouse by the testing agency. When registering for either test, students should enter the code of 9999 to make sure the score is reported directly to the clearinghouse
  • 10. Students WithDisabilities A student with a disability must meet the same requirements as all other students, but is provided certain accommodations Students with diagnosed disabilities must let the NCAA know if they plan on using core courses after their 8th semester and plan on attending a Division I college. Students with a disability may also use a course that their high school has designed for students with disabilities if it appears on the high school’s list of approved core courses Such students may also take a non-standard test to satisfy test score requirements and would need to follow the normal protocol for non-prospective student athletes
  • 11. Division I Sliding Scale GPA SAT ACT3.550 & Above 400 37 3.300 500 44 3.000 620 52 2.500 820 68 2.000 1010 86
  • 12. Registering with theClearinghouse Students can register with the NCAA Clearinghouse by filling out the Student Release Form (SRF) online after their junior year and submitting their payment online ($70 domestic, $120 international) - www.ncaaclearinghouse.net - Click on Prospective Student-Athletes - Select Domestic or International Student Release Form - Complete the SRF online, print two copies of the transcript release form and give both to their high school counselor
  • 13. AmateurismClearinghouse Created in response to the NCAA membership’s concerns about amateurism issues related to both international and domestic prospective and transfer student-athletes Prospective student athletes will utilize the same website, www.ncaaaclearinghouse.net as no hard copies will be available Things that would raise red flags with the clearinghouse include: - Contract with a professional team - Salary for participating in athletics - Prize money - Play with professionals - Tryouts, practices or competition with a professional team - Benefits from an agent or prospective agent - Delayed initial full-time collegiate enrollment to participate in organized sports competition
  • 14. Questions? www.ncaaclearinghouse.net NCAA Clearinghouse (877) 262-1492 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm CT Jonathan J DeSimone jon@jdcollegeconsulting.com 609.454.5931 (o) / 609.977.4694 (c) Twitter: @JDCCPrinceton