NCAA Freshman Eligibility Standards

 

Quick Reference Sheet

 

For incoming freshmen: 16 core courses

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of Mathematics (Algebra I or higher)
  • 2 years of Natural/Physical Science (one must be a Lab Science)
  • 1 year of additional English, Math or Science
  • 2 years of Social Studies
  • 4 years of additional core courses (from any area listed above, or from Foreign Language, Nondoctrinal Religion or Philosophy)

Division 1 Core GPA and Test Score Sliding Scale

Core GPASATACTCore GPASATACT
3.550 400 37 2.750 720 59
3.525 410 38 2.725 730 59
3.500 420 39 2.700 730 60
3.475 430 40 2.675 740-750 61
3.450 440 41 2.650 760 62
3.425 450 41 2.625 770 63
3.400 460 42 2.600 780 64
3.375 470 42 2.575 790 65
3.500 480 43 2.550 800 66
3.325 490 44 2.525 810 67
3.300 500 44 2.500 820 68
3.275 510 45 2.475 830 69
3.250 520 46 2.450 840-850 70
3.225 530 46 2.425 860 70
3.200 540 47 2.400 860 71
3.175 550 47 2.375 870 72
3.150 560 48 2.350 880 73
3.125 570 49 2.325 890 74
3.100 580 49 2.300 900 75
3.075 590 50 2.275 910 76
3.050 600 50 2.250 920 77
3.025 610 51 2.225 930 78
3.000 620 52 2.200 940 79
2.975 630 52 2.175 950 80
2.950 640 53 2.150 960 80
2.925 650 53 2.125 960 81
2.900 660 54 2.100 970 82
2.875 670 55 2.075 980 83
2.850 680 56 2.050 990 84
2.825 690 56 2.025 1000 85
2.800 700 57 2.000 1010 86
2.775 710 58      

 

Taking Tests More Than Once

You may take the SAT or the ACT more than one time. If you take either test more than once, you may use your best subscore from different tests to meet the minimum test-score requirements.

Here is an example:

 MathVerbal / Critical ReadingTotal Score
SAT (10/07) 350 470 820
SAT (12/07) 420 440 860
SCORES USED 420 470 890

 

Your test score will continue to be calculated using the Math and Verbal/Critical Reading subsections of the SAT and the Math, Science, English, and Reading Subsections of the ACT. The Writing component of the ACT or SAT will not be used to determine your qualifier status.

Important Change

All SAT and ACT test scores must be reported to the NCAA Clearinghouse directly from the testing agency. Test scores will not be accepted if reported on a high school transcript.

When registering for the SAT or ACT, input the NCAA Clearinghouse code of 9999 in the Score Report section to make sure the score is reported directly to the them. You can also input Illinois' code to insure we receive the scores. Our codes are 1836 (SAT) & 1154 (ACT).