NCAA (National Collegaite Athletic Association)

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NCAA schools require college-bound student-athletes to build a foundation of high school courses to prepare them for college coursework. Students who plan to compete in NCAA sports at Division I or II schools must pass a certain number of NCAA core courses.

College-bound student-athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or Division II school need to register with the NCAA.   NCAA Prospective student-athletes are strongly recommended to consult the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Clearinghouse regarding eligibility issues at Division 1 and Division II Colleges.  You are urged to read the "NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete".    Register with the NCAA Clearinghouse here

Junior Year

  • Register by your Junior year of high school and then tell your high school counselor that you registered.  High school counselors must go on line and validate your transcript.

  • Update your transcript and information each year

  • Begin preparing film and stats to show to college recruiters  


Reminder:

  • You cannot be spoken to or meet with a college recruiter until you have been cleared through the NCAA.

  • Do not accept any gifts or money from a recruiter.

Please see your high school counselor if you are being contacted by a recruiter.Eligibility Center to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework.                                                                                                                                             NCAA Eligibility Center Quick Reference Guide                                                                                        

NCAA Core Courses: NOTE: This section was taken directly from the NCAA web site

What are core courses? :  Not all high school classes count as NCAA core courses. Only classes in English, math (Algebra 1 or higher), natural or physical science, social science, foreign language, comparative religion or philosophy may be approved as NCAA core courses. Remedial classes and classes completed through credit-by-exam are not considered NCAA core courses.

Classes that are NCAA core courses include:

  • English: English 1-4, American Literature, creative writing

  • Math: Algebra 1-3, Geometry, statistics

  • Natural of physical science: biology, chemistry, physics

  • Social science: American History, civics, government

  • Additional: comparative religion, Spanish 1-4

Classes that are not NCAA core courses include:

  • Classes in non-core areas, fine arts or vocations such as driver education, typing, art, music, physical education or welding.

  • Personal skill classes such as personal finance or consumer education.

  • Classes taught below grade level, at a slower pace or with less rigor or depth. These classes are often titled basic, essential, fundamental or foundational.

  • Classes that are not academic in nature such as film appreciation, video editing or greenhouse management.

If you take a high school class such as Algebra 1 or Spanish 1 before you start ninth grade, the class may count for your 16 core courses if it is on your high school’s list of approved core courses and is shown on your high school transcript with a grade and a credit                                                                                                                       Credit: You can earn credit for a core course only once. If you take a course that repeats the content of another core course, you earn credit for only one of these courses and the higher grade counts toward your core-course GPA.                                         

Generally, you receive the same number of credits from the NCAA for a core course that you receive from your high school for the class. One academic semester of a class counts for .5 of a core course credit. One academic trimester of a class counts for .34 of a core-course credit. One academic quarter of a class counts for .25 of a core-course credit. A one-year class taken over a longer period of time is considered one core course and is not awarded more than one credit.                                                                                                                                                         

NCAA Guide and Worksheets

2015-16 Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete

Division I Worksheet

Division II Worksheet

CORE COURSES at Gridley High School

NOTE: Courses listed are current for the 2016 - 2017 School Year

NCAA List of  Approved Courses at GHS


English


ENGLISH 2

ENGLISH 3

ENGLISH 3/AP

ENGLISH 4

ENGLISH 4/AP

ENGLISH 1


Social Science

ECONOMICS

GEOGRAPHY

US GOVERNMENT

US HISTORY

US HISTORY AP

WORLD HISTORY

GEOGRAPHY



Mathematics


ALGEBRA 1

ALGEBRA 2

AP CALCULUS

AP STATISTICS

GEOMETRY

INTEGRATED MATH 1

INTEGRATED MATH 2

ADVANCED MATH H



Natural/Physical Science

X indicates lab science

AGRICULTURE AND SOIL CHEMISTRY

X

ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY

X

BIOLOGY

X

CHEMISTRY

X

EARTH SCIENCE


NATURAL SCIENCE


PHYSICS

X

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE BIOLOGY

CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS

AG EARTH SCIENCE

X



Additional Core Courses

SPANISH 2

SPANISH 3

SPANISH 1


NCAA'S THREE DIVISIONS

The NCAA’s three divisions were created in 1973 to align like-minded campuses in the areas of philosophy, competition and opportunity.

 

DIVISION I

DIVISION II

DIVISION III

SCHOOLS

347

32%

309

28%

*Numbers do not include provisional or reclassifying schools.

442

40%
MEDIAN UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT

9,743

2,540

1,766

STUDENTS WHO ARE ATHLETES

1 IN 25

1 IN 11

1 IN 6

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENT-ATHLETES IN DIVISION
36%
25%
39%
ATHLETICS SCHOLARSHIPS
Multiyear, cost-of-attendance athletics scholarships available
56 percent of athletes receive athletics aid
Partial athletics scholarship
60 percent of athletes receive athletics aid
No athletics scholarships
80 percent of athletes receive non-athletics aid