College recruiting part_1 (NCAA, Eligibility, NLI)

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Published on February 6, 2014

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Part one of our series on College Recruiting, by PrepTalk.

An Overview of College Recruiting Part 1

NCAA Background Who is the NCAA? The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a semi-voluntary association that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. The NCAA oversees 89 championships in 23 sports. There are more than 400,000 student athletes competing in three divisions at over 1000 colleges and universities within the NCAA. Mission of NCAA The NCAA's core purpose is to govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner, and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount.

NCAA Division Background Division I •Approximately 350 schools •Can offer athletic scholarships •High competitive; travel nationally to compete Division II •Approximately 300 schools; primarily smaller public universities and private institutions •Can offer athletic scholarships •Tend to focus on regional competition Division III •Largest division with over 440 schools •Cannot offer athletic scholarships; Can assist with other forms of financial aid •Largest number of athletic programs and highest concentration of topranked academic programs

Division I & II Eligibility: Core Courses & Test Scores Core Courses • NCAA Division I requires 16 core courses • NCAA Division II requires 16 core courses Test Scores • Division I has a sliding scale for test score and grade-point average.For reference: http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Quick_Reference_Sheet.pdf • The SAT score used for NCAA purposes includes only the critical reading and math sections. The writing section of the SAT is not used. • The ACT score used for NCAA purposes is a sum of the four sections on the ACT: English, mathematics, reading and science. • All SAT and ACT scores must be reported directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center by the testing agency. Test scores that appear on transcripts will not be used. When registering for the SAT or ACT, use the Eligibility Center code of 9999 to make sure the score is reported to the Eligibility Center.

Division I & II Eligibility: Core Course Requirements Division I 16 Core-Course Rule Division II 16 Core-Course Rule 4 years of English 3 years of English. 3 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher) 2 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher). 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school). 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school). 1 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science. 3 years of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science. 2 years of social science. 2 years of social science. 4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy). 4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy).

Division I & II Eligibility: Grade Point Average Grade-Point Average • Only NCAA core courses are used in the calculation of the grade-point average. • Be sure to look at your high school’s list of NCAA-approved core courses on the Eligibility Center's Web site to make certain that courses being taken have been approved as core courses. The Web site is www.ncaaclearinghouse.net. • Division I GPA required to receive athletics aid and practice on or after August 1, 2016 is 2.000 – 2.299 • Division I GPA required to be eligible for competition on or after August 1, 2016 is 2.300 • The Division II GPA requirement is a minimum of 2.000.

National Letter of Intent • 635 NCAA Division I and I institutions are members of the National Letter of Intent (NLI) • Non NLI members include Ivy League Schools, Service Academies, Division III and NAIA institutions, preparatory schools and junior colleges • All members of the NLI program are required to offer athletics scholarships • The NLI is a binding agreement between a prospective student-athlete and an NLI member institution • Prospective student-athlete agrees to attend the institution full-time for one (1) academic year (two semesters or three quarters) • Institution agrees to provide athletic financial aid for one academic year (two semesters or three quarters)

National Letter of Intent • Approximately40,000 prospective student athletes sign NLI’s to attend NCAA Division I or II institutions • Full scholarships can not exceed tuition and fees, room and board, and required course-related books. Most athletic scholarships only cover a portion of those costs • A prospective student athlete signs an NLI with an institution, not with a coach. If the coach leaves, the prospect is still bound by the provisions of the NLI • Basic penalty for not fulfilling the NLI agreement: Serve one (1) year in residence (full-time two semesters or three quarters) at the next NLI member institution and lose one season of competition in all sports.

What is PrepTalk? PrepTalk is a new virtual webcasting tool designed for the college admission process. Through PrepTalk, colleges can communicate with prospective students in a live setting. Why was PrepTalk created?  On average, colleges visit 500 high schools a year, yet there are 27,000+ high schools in the United States  75% of students would speak with a college representative via webcam, but currently only4% have done so.  A college education is the second largest investment a family will make (next to a home), but its often difficult for parents to get direct interaction with college reps  Demonstrated interest is an increasingly important factor – more than 50% of colleges rank it as being of considerable or moderate importance in the decision making process How do I learn more about PrepTalk events? Visit www.preptalk.tv to learn more about participating colleges and upcoming webcasts on PrepTalk!

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