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NCAA Sliding Scale

 

NCAA sliding scale

When you are trying to determine the GPA or SAT/ACT test scores you need to be NCAA eligible, you must reference the NCAA sliding scale. The sliding scale is designed so that if you have a higher GPA, you can have lower SAT/ACT scores. If you have really strong test scores, you can have a lower GPA.

Insider Tip: The NCAA uses the “core course GPA.” This is different than the GPA on your high school transcripts. Each year, a small group of student-athletes will assume that because they are on track to graduate high school, they are on track to be NCAA eligible, but they are different things. Go here to calculate your core course GPA.

 

NCAA SAT requirements: How to send your SAT scores to the NCAA

The NCAA uses what is called a “combined SAT” test score. This means you add the math and reading scores and do not use the written score when determining your NCAA eligibility. You can take the SAT as many times as necessary during high school. The NCAA will use your highest single math and reading score and add them together for your best SAT combined score.

How to send your SAT scores to the NCAA – The NCAA only accepts test scores sent directly from the College Board.

  • Sending test scores when registering: When you are registering for the SAT, enter the code “9999” in the area identifying the schools you would like your test scores sent.
  • Sending test scores after you have taken the SAT: If you have already taken the SAT, you will need to go to the college board website to have test scores sent. Be advised this will cost $12, but there are fee waivers available.

SAT Concordance Score – The College Board organization recently changed the SAT test in the spring of 2016. If you took the SAT before that data, you likely took the old version and will need to use the concordance table to convert those scores into the ones now used by the NCAA.

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NCAA ACT requirements: How to send your ACT scores to the NCAA

The NCAA sliding scale uses your “ACT sum score.” This is calculated by adding together your English, math, reading and science scores. You can take the ACT a total of 12 times during high school, and your top scores in each subject will be used to create your highest ACT score.

How to send your ACT scores to the NCAA – The NCAA will only accept ACT scores sent directly from the ACT organization.

  • Sending ACT scores when registering: When you register for the ACT, enter the code “9999” in the area identifying the schools you would like your test results shared with.
  • Sending ACT scores after you’ve taken the test: If you have already taken the ACT and need to send scores, go to the ACT website. Be advised, this will cost $35.
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NCAA DI Sliding Scale

Core GPA SAT ACT
3.550
& above
400 37
3.525 410 38
3.500 420 39
3.475 430 40
3.450 440 41
3.425 450 41
3.400 460 42
3.375 470 42
3.350 480 43
3.325 490 44
3.300 500 44
3.275 510 45
3.250 520 46
3.225 530 46
3.200 540 47
3.175 550 47
3.150 560 48
3.125 570 49
3.100 580 49
3.075 590 50
3.050 600 50
3.025 610 51
3.000 620 52
2.975 630 52
2.950 640 53
2.925 650 53
2.900 660 54
2.875 670 55
2.850 680 56
2.825 690 56
2.800 700 57
2.775 710 58
2.750 720 59
2.725 730 60
2.700 740 61
2.675 750 61
2.650 760 62
2.625 770 63
2.600 780 64
2.575 790 65
2.550 800 66
2.525 810 67
2.500 820 68
2.475 830 69
2.450 840 70
2.425 850 70
2.400 860 71
2.375 870 72
2.350 880 73
2.325 890 74
GPA's Below 2.3 Are Redshirt only
2.300 900 75
2.299 910 76
2.275 910 76
2.250 920 77
2.225 930 78
2.200 940 79
2.175 950 80
2.150 960 81
2.125 970 82
2.100 980 83
2.075 990 84
2.050 1000 85
2.025 1010 86
2.000 1020 86
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NCAA DII Sliding Scale

Use for Division II FULL QUALIFIER After August 1, 2018 Use for Division II PARTIAL QUALIFIER after August 1, 2018
Core GPA SAT ACT Core GPA SAT ACT
3.300 & above 400 37 3.050 & above 400 37
3.275 410 38 3.025 410 38
3.250 420 39 3.000 420 39
3.225 430 40 2.975 430 40
3.200 440 41 2.950 440 41
3.175 450 41 2.925 450 41
3.150 460 42 2.900 460 42
3.125 470 42 2.875 470 42
3.100 480 43 2.850 480 43
3.075 490 44 2.825 490 44
3.050 500 44 2.800 500 44
3.025 510 45 2.775 510 45
3.000 520 46 2.750 520 46
2.975 530 46 2.725 530 46
2.950 540 47 2.700 540 47
2.925 550 47 2.675 550 47
2.900 560 48 2.650 560 48
2.875 570 49 2.625 570 49
2.850 580 49 2.600 580 49
2.825 590 50 2.575 590 50
2.800 600 50 2.550 600 50
2.775 610 51 2.525 610 51
2.750 620 52 2.500 620 52
2.725 630 52 2.475 630 52
2.700 640 53 2.450 640 53
2.675 650 53 2.425 650 53
2.650 660 54 2.400 660 54
2.625 670 55 2.375 670 55
2.600 680 56 2.350 680 56
2.575 690 56 2.325 690 56
2.550 700 57 2.300 700 57
2.525 710 58 2.275 710 58
2.500 720 59 2.250 720 59
2.475 730 59 2.225 730 60
2.450 740 60 2.200 740 61
2.425 750 61 2.175 750 61
2.400 760 62 2.150 760 62
2.375 770 63 2.125 770 63
2.350 780 64 2.100 780 64
2.325 790 65 2.075 790 65
2.300 800 66 2.050 800 66
2.275 810 67 2.025 810 67
2.250 820 68 2.000 820 & above 68 & above
2.225 830 69      
2.200 840 & above 70 & above      
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