Preparing for a Sports Scholarship

High School Athletic Eligibility Requirements differ from state to state. Please investigate for further information.

Exceptional academic performance is essential when striving to earn an athletic scholarship. ALL-AMERICAN U is here to help Student-Athletes and their caregivers use the resources provided to understand the requirements needed to participate in high school athletics and be accepted to a collegiate sports program.

Collegiate Preparation

Academic Eligibility/ NCAA Division I/II SAT & ACT Requirements

To participate in Division I athletics or receive an athletics scholarship during the first year of college, a student-athlete must:

- Complete the 16 core-course requirement in eight semesters:

- 4 years of English

- 3 years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)

- 2 years of natural or physical science (including one year of lab science if offered by the high school)

- 1 extra year of English, math or natural or physical science

- 2 years of social science

- 4 years of extra core courses (from any category above, or foreign language, no doctrinal religion or philosophy)

- Earn a minimum required grade-point average in core courses

- Earn a combined SAT or ACT sum score that matches the core course grade-point average and test-score sliding scale. (For example, a 3.000 core-course grade-point average needs at least a 620 SAT).


The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a non-profit association which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions, conferences, organizations, and individuals. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States.


All-American U helps provide assets for these student-athletes to meet the strict academic performance requirements needed to join programs across the United States. With good performance on the field/court and exceptional grades, the athlete has a better opportunity to earn a scholarship in sports.


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