If you wish to participate in NCAA Division I or II athletics, you need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center. You need to qualify academically and you need to be cleared as an amateur student-athlete.
- Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center (http://www.ncaaclearinghouse.net/) at the beginning of your junior year.
- Complete the amateurism questionnaire.
- Have your transcript sent to NCAA at the end of your junior year and immediately following high school graduation. Be sure to print the Transcript Release Form and get it signed by a parent/guardian.
- Send your test scores. Code for both ACT/SAT is 9999.
- Request a final certification. Log back in during senior year to update any new information to request final amateurism certification. (Beginning April 1st for fall enrollees and October 1st for spring enrollees).
- Graduate "on time" from high school in eight semesters (4 years). This is a requirement if you want to participate in NCAA Division I athletics.
If you are on free or reduced lunch, and have used a waiver for the ACT or SAT, you qualify for a NCAA clearinghouse waiver also. Please see Dr. Moses (Joy.Moses@cobbk12.org or ext 486)in the SCHS FTA building for more information.
Eligibility concerning Math Support courses
Recently, the NCAA Eligibility Center denied our appeal to allow Mathematics I and II Support courses to count as core credit towards awarding athletic financial aid to students in Georgia. Under this ruling, students who graduate from a Georgia high school who have only successfully completed the Mathematics I, II, and Mathematics I, II Support sequence of courses will not be eligible for a Division I athletic scholarship (partial or full).
Rising seniors who have successfully completed the four units of mathematics required to graduate must have at least three (3) NCAA Eligibility Center approved core courses in Mathematics to be considered eligible for athletic financial aid at a Division I institution. It is imperative that each high school or school district in Georgia continue to submit their core course requirements to the Eligibility Center for their approval. With the Georgia Department of Education offering flexibility in meeting the Mathematics requirements for the current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students, we want to ensure that students who excel athletically are not denied an opportunity to further their education and athletic talents at the next level.
If you have any questions regarding this memo, please contact Mr. Patrick Blenke at email@example.com or 404 463-1765.
Other Important Links
www.ncaaclearinghouse.net - NCAA Clearinghouse Online Information about initial-eligibility at NCAA Division I and II member colleges and universities
http://professionals.collegeboard.com/guidance/prepare/athletes/ncaa - NCAA Course Work Requirements
http://www.freerecruitingwebinar.org/ - FreeRecruitingWebinar.org is a free educational service operated by the Recruiting Education Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. FreeRecruitingWebinar.org provides answers to common questions concerning the collegiate athletic recruiting process for high school student-athletes, parents, counselors and coaches.
All too often parents and high school student-athletes enter the recruiting process not properly prepared for the obstacles that await them - many of which they do not know even exist! The various and complex rules governing recruiting and academic eligibility at the NCAA, NAIA and JUCO levels can be confusing. www.FreeRecruitingWebinar.org addresses these issues and educates families about every aspect of the recruiting process.
www.ghsa.net - The GHSA is a voluntary organization composed of 385 public and private high schools. It strives to promote good sportsmanship and a cooperative spirit among its member schools. It endeavors to maintain high standards so that each pupil competing in each school is on the same basis. In the field of athletics its interest is the safety of the participants; it is on this principle that its athletic rules are based.
www.nfhs.org - The mission of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is to serve its members and its related professional groups by providing leadership and national coordination for the administration of interscholastic activities which will enhance the educational experiences of high school students and reduce risks of their participation.
www.asep.com - Welcome to ASEP, America's Sports Education Program