NCAA website for students and parents:
NCAA - 3 divisions, except football has 4.
Division I - larger schools, full scholarships, revenue and non-revenue generating schools.
Division II - fewer sports, fewer scholarships.
Division III - no athletic scholarships.
Free pdf download for NCAA 2015-2016 Guide for College Bound Student Athletes:
Website for students and parents: http://2point3.ncaa.org
GPA went up to 2.3 to play Div I sports. Ten of 16 courses must be completed before seventh semester.
D is a passing grade when it comes to the Eligibility Center.
See NCAA Core courses; fine arts, computer courses do not count for Eligibility Center.
NCAA Eligibility is the final authority; above coach’s evaluation. There is a Compliance Officer on college campuses that you can ask for verification, if necessary.
Div II is going to 2.2 GPA requirement in 2018.
3 eligibility statuses:
Academic Red Shirt
Red shirt - clock starts for 5-year max, sit out one year, student is enrolled full time.
Fee is $75 now. Eligibility for fee waiver is same as for SAT/ACT. Tell your counselor if you have submitted information and are waiting for a fee waiver.