Dear Eligibility Coach:
My son was offered a preferred walk on spot at a D-1 university. He will not receive any scholarship money. He did not complete enough of the NCAA core courses in high school. Can he still play D-1 football if he is not receiving scholarship money?
eligible to compete in the first year of college, he must be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center. Your son may complete one core course after high school graduation, and before enrolling in college, and count that course toward his 16 core courses, if that will cure his deficiency.
in classes, keep in touch with the coaches, and possibly be able to walk onto the team in his sophomore year. He needs to check with the athletic academic advisors and the compliance office to make sure he meets all academic benchmarks during his freshman year, including passing 9 hours in the fall semester, 18 hours during the academic year, and 24 total credit hours. The university and conference office may have some
additional requirements, and the compliance officer can work with your son to make sure he completes everything necessary to be academically eligible as a sophomore.