NCAA Academic Standards

NCAA ACADEMIC STANDARDS  
A student who wants to compete in either Division I or II sports must complete 16 core academic courses and must achieve a minimum grade point average in those courses. The student must also take the ACT and/or SAT College entrance exam. A sliding scale is used to determine the minimum a student-athlete can score.

Students who are potential Division I or II athletes should register with the Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse after completing their junior year in high school. To register, prospective student-athletes should access the registration materials by visiting the new web site at :

NCAA Eligibility Center

North Star NCAA Approved class list: enter ACT code of 281304

Division I Initial-Eligibility Standards Frequently Asked Questions

Division 1 Academic Standards

Division 2 Academic Standards

Test Scores

2019-2020 Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete