Grade 10 Seminar #2 Academic Requirements


Seminar #2 – Academic Requirements for NCAA and OUA/CIS Eligibility

Academic Requirements:

  • Academic Requirements related to DI, DII, DIII, NAIA, OUA/CIS
  • Which Ontario High School courses are recognized as NCAA core courses
  • Review the NCAA core course guidelines  
  • Review the number of required NCAA Core Courses in each subject area for DI and DII eligibility
  • Are you in the correct Grade 10 courses to ensure NCAA academic eligibility
  • Look ahead to Grade 11 course selection
        - what are ‘M’ and ‘U’ level courses
        - which Grade 11 courses are recognized by the NCAA Eligibility Centre
        - meeting the NCAA academic requirements
        - how to be an early academic qualifier
  • The wrong courses can lead to being ineligible to participate in the NCAA
  • Review the Role of the NCAA Eligibility Centre

Grade Point Average (GPA):

  • Review how the NCAA Eligibility Centre calculates GPA
  • Why to avoid marks of 68, 69, 78, 79 %
  • GPA for eligibility centre versus GPA for individual college admission offices                               

Sliding scale:  

  • Provide S-A’s an understanding of the sliding scale requirements for DI and DII schools
  • Ensure S-A’s can determine how their personal grades relate to the sliding scale
  • Reinforcing the importance and benefits of good marks
  • The sliding scale requirements often motivates the S-A to achieve better grades

SAT and ACT Testing:

  • Overview of what the SAT and ACT tests are 
  • When is the best time to write the test
  • Address the subject areas that are included on each test
  • Explanation of the scoring system
  • Advantages of writing the test more than once

Individualized Educational Plan (IEP):

  • Some exemptions for students with IEP’s
  • For those with a possible learning disability ensure the S-A has a documented IEP    

Date - February 1, 2018
Time - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location - Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
                   875 Morningside Ave
                   Toronto, ON  M1C 0C7

Cost - $75


  1. One or both parents must attend seminar with their son/daughter. There is no charge for parents of registered Student-Athletes.
  2. Please bring material to take notes (taking pictures of presentation slides is prohibited)

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