Playing College Soccer

 
Parents: 
Does your High School student have aspirations of playing a sport at the NCAA level?
Planning starts now. 

There are NEW NCAA ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Effective August 1st, 2016 DIV I /  August 1st, 2018 DIV II
If your student is wanting to play sports in college at an NCAA school- they need to plan their high school coursework carefully.

BOTH the NCAA Eligibility Criteria AND Washington State Graduation Requirements are changing (Class of 2019 and beyond). 
Here is a link to a quick NCAA reference sheet: http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Quick_Reference_Sheet.pdf
Here is a link to the NCAA eligibility center: http://www.eligibilitycenter.org/  or http://www.ncaa.org/static/2point3/
Here is a link to Washington State graduation requirements: http://www.k12.wa.us/GraduationRequirements/default.aspx
 
 
 
 
KEY things to know:

• NCAA Eligibility is not based on your overall GPA BUT your GPA in the 16 ‘CORE’ Courses.
• Eligibility is different for DIV I and DIV II (see attachment)
• School counselors are available to assist you BUT it is not their job to make sure you are on track for the NCAA Eligibility criteria.

 

If you have any other questions you can make an appointment. with your students' school counselor this fall

*Special Thanks to Regina Brown and Kathy Lindsey for proving this information.