Initial Eligibility Requirements for College Athletes


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Stacy is a sophomore in high school, but wants to play soccer for a Division I college. What should she do?

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1. Gregory is a golfer. He's graduating in May and planning to attend a Division III college where he will play golf. What does Gregory need to do at this time?

2. Fred wants to play football at a large Division I university, but he's worried about his grades. What is the minimum grade point average Fred can have and still participate in the college's football program?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Having above average athlete abilities is only the beginning of becoming a college athlete. This quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of the other things you must do to play at the collegiate level. To pass the assessments, you must be familiar with academic requirements, requirements related to playing sports for leagues that are not school affiliated, and the maintenance of eligibility.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments focus on:

  • Requirements for playing Division I college soccer
  • Minimum GPA necessary to continue participation on a Division I football team
  • Factors that can affect eligibility to play at a college following participation on a league team

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what a graduating senior needs to do to play golf at a Division III college
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding the academic requirements for meeting the NCAA core course requirements
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on eligibility requirements for college athletes

Additional Learning

Learn about the eligibility requirements for college athletes by reviewing the lesson titled Initial Eligibility Requirements for College Athletes. The objectives covered include:

  • Know when registration with the NCAA eligibility center should occur
  • Define continuing eligibility
  • Understand amateurism eligibility