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This link will take you to the NCAA website. From here you can register for the clearinghouse, learn about the academic requirements necessary to qualify for NCAA Division 1 and Division 2 schools, and obtain other valuable information. Simply click on the student athletes to learn more.

NCAA Future Student Athletes

 

Recruiting Information

Courtesy of Longmont High Athletic & Counseling Department

The below materials are being provided in order to help your son/daughter work through the NCAA recruiting process. It should be understood that it is not Longmont High School’s role to earn your child an athletic scholarship. The reality is that less than 1% of all high school student athletes will end up as a Division I NCAA athlete. Upper echelon talent, superior drive, and extreme work and dedication are required in order to obtain this level of scholarship. This information is meant to do provide guidance to students and parents on where to go for collegiate athletic and ACT information and requirements.

The athletic and counseling departments are here to assist and work through the recruiting process with the student athlete and his/her family. This information is just a guide and should not be construed as all-inclusive. It is important to work with your coach, college recruiter, future university, and to inform yourself as parents to have the best possible experience.

NCAA DIVISION I, II ,& III INFORMATION

NCAA Division I

  • Must Register with NCAA & Meet Academic Requirements
  • Are Able to Provide Athletic Scholarships
  • 16 Core-Course Requirement
  • Complete 10 Core Courses before start of seventh semester
  • Minimum GPA Requirement 2.3
  • Uses SAT Combine Score or ACT Sum Score and Sliding Scale

 NCAA Division II

  • Must Register with NCAA & Meet Academic Requirements
  • Are Able to Provide Athletic Scholarships, less available than DI
  • 16 Core-Course Requirement
  • Starting College Prior to 2018
    • Minimum 2.0 GPA
    • SAT Combined 820
    • ACT Sum Score 68
  • Starting College After 8/1/2018
    • Minimum 2.2.GPA
    • Moves to SAT Combine Score or ACT Sum Score Sliding Scale 

NCAA Division III

  • Registration with NCAA is not required
  • Do not need to meet NCAA Academic Requirements
  • Must Meet School’s Academic Requirements
  • No Athletic Scholarships are Given
  • Schools Provide Merit or Needs-Based Financial Aid

OTHER COLLIEGATE ATHLETIC OPPORTUNITIES

NAIA

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is a governing body of small athletics programs that are dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics.

As an association, the NAIA does not have a letter of intent program in which students sign a binding agreement to participate in athletics at a particular institution. Student-athletes may sign letters of intent with an individual NAIA school, however, they aren’t obligated to attend that institution

NJCAA

The National Junior College Athletic Association promotes two-year college athletic participation while providing the opportunity to continue at the NCAA level. Students must be a high school graduate or have an equivalency.