Striking the Balance Between School and Sports: NCAA Academic Eligibility


Striking the Balance Between School and Sports: NCAA Academic Eligibility

by Anthony Caruso on September 11, 2012

Over the past few weeks, college athletes across the country returned to the field and the classroom. For those transitioning from high school to college, it can be particularly challenging to learn how strike the proper balance between school and sports.

To maintain NCAA eligibility, student-athletes must satisfy certain eligibility requirements established by the division in which they compete. This means the academic standards will differ between colleges and universities participating in Division I, II, and II athletics. However, each division has specified grade point average and course completion requirements.

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