NCAA Amateurism Certification Request Reminder For Students

Beginning April 1, students enrolling in college fall 2015 will have the opportunity to request final amateurism certification. Prior to the final amateurism request, please remind your fall enrollees of the following:

  • Be sure information in the registration is accurate (i.e., email, date of birth, enrollment period);
  • Be sure to enter all sports that need an amateurism certification;
  • Be sure to enter any previous colleges or universities attended (under the education tab); and
  • Be sure to complete all tasks (especially academic).
 For help with requesting final amateurism certification, students can watch this video.

NCAA Division I Requirements

The requirements are changing for students who enroll full time at an NCAA Division I school after August 1, 2016.

Students must graduate high school and meet ALL the following requirements:

  • Complete 16 core courses:
    • Four years of English
    • Three years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)
    • Two years of natural/physical science (including one year of lab science if your high school offers it)
    • One additional year of English, math or natural/physical science
    • Two years of social science
    • Four additional years of English, math, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, comparative religion or philosophy
  • Complete 10 core courses, including seven in English, math or natural/physical science, before the seventh semester. Once students begin their seventh semester, they may not repeat or replace any of those 10 courses to improve their core-course GPA.
  • Earn at least a 2.3 GPA in their core courses.
  • Earn an SAT combined score or ACT sum score matching their core-course GPA on the Division I sliding scale, which balances their test score and core-course GPA. If students have a low test score, they need a higher core-course GPA to be eligible. If they have a low core-course GPA, they need a higher test score to be eligible.  If they have a low core-course GPA, they need a higher test score to be eligible.

For more resources regarding these changes, visit or the Division I Academic Requirements Guide.

NMC (Nebraska Methodist College) Healthcare Career Camp

The NMC Healthcare Career Camp will be open to students, grade 9-12, who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in several healthcare careers.

Students will experience:

  • Nursing
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Sonography
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Surgical Technology
  • Basic Life Support
  • Phlebotomy
  • Microbiology
  • Human A&P in our cadaver lab!

Students will live on campus in the Nebraska Methodist College’s apartment style dorms and attend classes. The camp is held July 15-19. For more info, visit

Deadline: May 31st

Volunteer Partners’ Youth Day Camp

Volunteer Partners is co-sponsoring a Youth Day Camp with the Malone Center on April 3rd, from 7:30am – 5:30pm at the Malone Center. Students are not obligated to stay the entire day if it is not convenient for them. Students who are interested in volunteering for this event are to contact  Carletta Griffin by Wednesday, April 1st at 402.435.2100 or

College of St. Mary’s Summer Academies

College of St. Mary is hosting two week-long Summer Academies for Latina and African/African American girls. The academies will focus on Forensic Science and enhance participants’ self-esteem and motivation for pursuing a college degree.

  • Latin Summer Academy (LSA)
    • Sunday, June 21 – Friday, June 26
    • For Latina girls entering 10th or 11th grade in Fall 2015
  • African/African American Summer Academy (AASA)
    • Sunday, July 12 – Friday, July 17
    • For African/African American girls entering 10th or 11th grade in Fall 2015

The only cost is $25 registration fee and the remaining expenses are covered by donors. For more information contact Kayla Johnson at 402-399-2410 or