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:
- 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.
- The new sliding scale for the SAT/ACT will also soon be approved with higher test scores required.
- Ten of the 16 core requirements must be completed by the end of the junior year of high school.
- 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.
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