Meet with your high school guidance counselor to solidify your yearly high school class selections to ensure that you are taking the correct classes necessary for the schools you have chosen and to fulfill NCAA initial eligibility rules.

Speak with your guidance counselor immediately if you have failed a class or wish to improve your grade in a class that you have previously taken. Many high schools offer a credit recovery or credit retrieval program that can help. The NCAA will accept the new grade and credit for the class if the high school program meets all of the NCAA requirements for such a program and the class is a listed core course. Ask your guidance office if your school offers this program and if it meets NCAA regulations.

Things To Watch Out For

NCAA Division I and II use a sliding scale for initial eligibility which is comprised of standardized test scores and grade point average in core courses. Make sure that your test scores offer a buffer to your GPA based on the scale. Plan to retake SAT or ACT exams in fall if you need to improve your scores.