What is the NCAA Division I core-course progression (10/7) requirement?

Future student-athlete frequently asked questions


Beginning August 1, 2016, in order to be eligible to compete during the initial year of full-time enrollment at an NCAA Division I school, a college-bound student-athlete must complete sixteen core courses. Ten of the sixteen core courses must be completed before the start of the seventh semester of high school and at least seven of these 10 core courses must be in English, math, or natural or physical science. Grades achieved in such courses must be used in the college-bound student-athlete's academic certification and cannot be replaced by courses or grades achieved after starting the seventh semester.

*Note: The prospective student-athlete must also meet the Division I sliding-scale index for competition (minimum 2.3 core-course GPA).   

  • Click here for more information on Division I academic requirements.
  • Click here for information on Division II academic requirements.
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