I have heard that Division II eligibility requirements aren’t as stringent as Division I. What does a student-athlete have to have to be admitted to a Division II school.
In order to qualify to receive financial aid, and to be able to practice and compete in a sport during the first academic year of residence at a Division II school, a prospective student-athlete must have all of the following:
1. Graduate from high school.
2. Present a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0, based on a maximum 4.0 scale, based on 14 core courses in the following areas: English – three years, math – 2 years, natural or physical science – 2 years, additional course in English, math or natural or physical science – 2 years, social science – 2 years, additional academic course in any of the above areas or foreign language, philosophy or non-doctrinal religion – 3 years.
3. Obtain a minimum 820 score on the verbal/critical reasoning and math sections of the SAT, or a minimum sum score of 68 on the ACT. The scores must be achieved on a national testing date.
NOTE: Effective with the high school graduating class of 2013, Division II schools will require 16 core courses, but they will not be the same 16 core courses that are currently required in Division I. They will be as follows: English – 3 years, math – 2 years, natural or physical science – 2 years, additional courses in English, math, or natural or physical science – 3 years, social science – 2 years, additional academic courses in any of the above areas or foreign language, philosophy or non-doctrinal religion – 4 years. The other two
requirements remain the same.