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Lower Merion School District

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NCAA Eligibility Requrements

Calendar of events to roll out new information and requirements in regard to college access and eligibility standards Student Athletes.

August

  • New requirements shared at beginning of the school year Faculty meeting
  • All Fall athletes to have a brief (1/2 hour) NCAA Eligibility meeting in the LGI in each high school some time during pre-season. Time to be determined by the A.D. and the Fall Coaches
  • Information to be shared with students during the Bridge Program.
  • Freshman Parent orientation meeting
  • New Rules and sliding scale posted on the district website homepage with a link to the Eligibility Center’s website.

November

  • Junior College Night for Parents’ meeting to include more in-depth information about changes.
  • NCAA Parent/Student information session
  • All winter athletes to have a brief (1/2 hour) NCAA Eligibility meeting in the LGI in each high school some time during pre-season. Time to be determined by the A.D. and Winter Coaches February:
  • NCAA information and General College Readiness/ Access information to be infused during
  • Course selection meeting
  • Middle School A.D. and Counselors meet with Student Athletes to introduce NCAA
  • requirements

March

  • All spring athletes to have a brief (1/2 hour) NCAA Eligibility meeting in the LGI in each high school some time during pre-season. Time to be determined by the A.D. and Spring Coaches

Notes

  • List of approved core courses accepted by Eligibility Center for each high school will be a part of the handout, not just referenced.
  • Special Education teacher need to be made aware of core course requirements as they assist with scheduling Special Education students.
  • School based resources for SAT/ACT test supports/prep become a part of information sessions.
  • Make Parents, students and teachers aware that the PIAA GPA requirement to play at the high school level is much lower (1.5) than what it takes to get through the Eligibility Center.