In our July 21st newsletter we wanted to know if you had any questions about recruiting. Here’s one:
Q: What are the minimum standardized test scores you need for a D1 school?
A: Individual college admissions vary depending on schools. For example, a highly selective, ivy league type school generally only admits students with scores of:
Critical Reading: 690+
Whereas a less selective school would only require scores of:
Critical Reading: 460+
Admissions also put into account GPA, class rank, extracurricular activities, and writing samples so these numbers are only a generalization.
In regards to NCAA Division I scholarships, in order to be eligible to receive one, the NCAA has a sliding scale of requirements. The higher one’s GPA is, the lower their test score must be and vice versa. For example, a student with a 3.0 GPA needs an SAT Composite score of 620 (Critical Reading + Math) whereas one with a 2.0 GPA has to earn a 1010 to be eligible. The minimum GPA to be eligible for an athletic scholarship is a 2.0 with the minimum SAT score being 400. You can view the full scale here.