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New NCAA Academic Standards Approved

Posted: 11-06-2011 | Categories: Administrators, Parents & Students

New NCAA academic reform was recently approved, and it will affect this year's freshman class -- the class of 2015.

Below are highlights for high school student-athletes:

  1. Academic core course requirements have increased. Class of 2015 and beyond D1 students must have a minimum 2.3 core gpa (increased from 2.0) along with the appropriate SAT/ACT score.
  2. The new sliding scale for the SAT/ACT will also soon be approved with higher test scores required.
  3. Ten of the 16 core requirements must be completed by the end of the junior year of high school.
  4. If a student-athlete graduates with a 2.0-2.29 core GPA with the appropriate sliding scale, he or she can still receive a scholarship and participate in practice but cannot participate in game action his or her freshman year.

For more information regarding the new academic reform, visit www.FreeRecruitingWebinar.org or visit the FreeRecruitingWebinar.org Facebook page.

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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 and their parents. FreeRecruitingWebinar.org operates as an on-line classroom, educating high school student-athletes and their parents on every aspect of athletic recruiting, college academic eligibility, and social responsibility.

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