NCAA Division I/II SAT & ACT Requirements

NCAA Division I/II SAT & ACT Requirements

Academic Eligibility

To participate in Division I athletics or receive an athletics scholarship during the first year of college, a student-athlete must:

  • Complete the 16 core-course requirement in eight semesters:
    • 4 years of English
    • 3 years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)
    • 2 years of natural or physical science (including one year of lab science if offered by the high school)
    • 1 extra year of English, math or natural or physical science
    • 2 years of social science
    • 4 years of extra core courses (from any category above, or foreign language, nondoctrinal religion or philosophy)
  • Earn a minimum required grade-point average in core courses
  • Earn a combined SAT or ACT sum score that matches the core course grade-point average and test-score sliding scale. (For example, a 3.000 core-course grade-point average needs at least a 620 SAT).