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NCAA Eligibility

9th and 10th grade

  • Download and read the NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete.
  • Contact your school counselor to discuss eligibility and obtain the list of SCS eligibility courses.
  • Plan to graduate on time (in eight academic semesters). If you fall behind, use summer school sessions prior to graduation to catch up.
  • Work hard to get the best grades possible. You must earn a minimum required grade-point average in all of your core courses. You must also earn a combined SAT or ACT sum score that matches your core-course grade-point average and test score sliding scale. (Requirements differ for Division I and Division II.)
  • Take classes that match Springs Charter School’s NCAA list of approved core courses.
  • You can find the list of NCAA approved core courses for Springs Charter School at

11th grade

*Register with the NCAA eligibility center.

  • Begin your amateurism questionnaire
  • Make sure you are still on track to meet core-course requirements (verify you have the correct number of core courses and that the core courses are on file with the NCAA eligibility center)
  • After your junior year, request that your school counselor send a copy of your official transcript to the eligibility center. If you have attended any other high schools, make sure a transcript is sent to the eligibility center from each high school.
  • Prior to registration for classes for your senior year, meet with your school counselor to determine the amount of core courses that you need to complete your senior year for eligibility
  • Begin taking the ACT or SAT (qualifying test scores are required for NCAA eligibility), request test scores to be sent to the eligibility center

12th grade

  • Continue to get high grades in all courses
  • Complete amateurism questionnaire and request final amateurism certification on or after April 1 if you are expecting to enroll in college in the fall semester (October 1 for spring semester enrollment.)
  • Continue taking the ACT or SAT, request test scores to be sent to the eligibility center. The eligibility center will use the best scores from each section of the ACT or SAT
  • Have your high school guidance counselor send a final transcript with proof of graduation to the eligibility center


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