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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 have two options. You can send your scores to the NCAA for free up to nine days after the test date. However, if it’s been more than nine days, 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 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 $38 per test date per report if you tested before 9/1/2016, and $13 per test date per report if you tested after that date.
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NCAA D1 Sliding Scale

Core GPA New SAT

Old SAT

ACT
3.550

400

400 37
3.525 410 410 38
3.500 430 420 39
3.475 440 430 40
3.450 460 440 41
3.425 470 450 41
3.400 490 460 42
3.375 500 470 42
3.350 520 480 43
3.325 530 490 44
3.300 550 500 44
3.275 560 510 45
3.250 580 520 46
3.225 590 530 46
3.200 600 540 47
3.175 620 550 47
3.150 630 560 48
3.125 650 570 49
3.100 660 580 49
3.075 680 590 50
3.050 690 600 50
3.025 710 610 51
3.000 720 620 52
2.975 730 630 52
2.950 740 640 53
2.925 750 650 53
2.900 750 660 54
2.875 760 670 55
2.850 770 680 56
2.825 780 690 56
2.800 790 700 57
2.775 800 710 58
2.750 810 720 59
2.725 820 730 60
2.700 830 740 61
2.675 840 750 61
2.650 850 760 62
2.625 860 770 63
2.600 860 780 64
2.575 870 790 65
2.550 880 800 66
2.525 890 810 67
2.500 900 820 68
2.475 910 830 69
2.450 920 840 70
2.425 930 850 70
2.400 940 860 71
2.375 950 870 72
2.350 960 880 73
2.325 970 890 74
2.300 980 900 75
GPA's Below 2.3 Are Redshirt only
2.299 990 910 76
2.275 990 910 76
2.250 1000 920 77
2.225 1010 930 78
2.200 1020 940 79
2.175 1030 950 80
2.150 1040 960 81
2.125 1050 970 82
2.100 1060 980 83
2.075 1070 990 84
2.050 1080 1000 85
2.025 1090 1010 86
2.000 1100 1020 86

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NCAA D2 Sliding Scale

Use for Division 2 FULL QUALIFIER                        after August 1, 2018 Use for Division 2 PARTIAL QUALIFIER         after August 1, 2018
Core GPA New SAT Old SAT ACT Core GPA New SAT Old SAT ACT
3.300 & above 400 400 37 3.050 & above 400 400 37
3.275 410 410 38 3.025 410 410 38
3.250 430 420 39 3.000 430 420 39
3.225 440 430 40 2.975 440 430 40
3.200 460 440 41 2.950 460 440 41
3.175 470 450 41 2.925 470 450 41
3.150 490 460 42 2.900 490 460 42
3.125 500 470 42 2.875 500 470 42
3.100 520 480 43 2.850 520 480 43
3.075 530 490 44 2.825 530 490 44
3.050 550 500 44 2.800 550 500 44
3.025 560 510 45 2.775 560 510 45
3.000 580 520 46 2.750 580 520 46
2.975 590 530 46 2.725 590 530 46
2.950 600 540 47 2.700 600 540 47
2.925 620 550 47 2.675 620 550 47
2.900 630 560 48 2.650 630 560 48
2.875 650 570 49 2.625 650 570 49
2.850 660 580 49 2.600 660 580 49
2.825 680 590 50 2.575 680 590 50
2.800 690 600 50 2.550 690 600 50
2.775 710 610 51 2.525 710 610 51
2.750 720 620 52 2.500 720 620 52
2.725 730 630 52 2.475 730 630 52
2.700 740 640 53 2.450 740 640 53
2.675 750 650 53 2.425 750 650 53
2.650 750 660 54 2.400 750 660 54
2.625 760 670 55 2.375 760 670 55
2.600 770 680 56 2.350 770 680 56
2.575 780 690 56 2.325 780 690 56
2.550 790 700 57 2.300 790 700 57
2.525 800 710 58 2.275 800 710 58
2.500 810 720 59 2.250 810 720 59
2.475 820 730 59 2.225 820 730 60
2.450 830 740 60 2.200 830 740 61
2.425 840 750 61 2.175 840 750 61
2.400 850 760 62 2.150 850 760 62
2.375 860 770 63 2.125 860 770 63
2.350 860 780 64 2.100 860 780 64
2.325 870 790 65 2.075 870 790 65
2.300 880 800 66 2.050 880 800 66
2.275 890 810 67 2.025 890 810 67
2.250 900 820 68 2.000 900 820 & above 68 & above
2.225 910 830 69        
2.200 920 840 & above 70 & above        

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