(SOAR) Student Online Academic Resources
Many academic resources are available on line. SOAR will serve as a good starting place for general information and will provide access to many online resources.
The Differences between High School/College Athletics
When college athletes are asked what is the major difference between college athletics and high school athletics, the three most common answers given are:
NCAA Eligibility Requirements
The following is a brief summary of eligibility requirements as set forth by the NCAA. Becoming thoroughly familiar with eligibility requirements is essential for all students who want to compete in college athletics. Links have been provided throughout this summary to relevant pages of the NCAA's official website which further detail specific aspects of eligibility, and to other sites which offer additional information. Please note that this is only a summary, and contacting the NCAA directly is the best way to answer specific questions you may have in regard to any aspect of intercollegiate athletics.
NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse
The first step a prospective student-athlete must take to establish eligibility is to register with the NCAA's Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse (P.O. Box 4044, Iowa City, IA 52243-4044, (319) 339-3003). Registration and certification through the Clearinghouse are required of all student-athletes and should be undertaken after their junior year of high school. Registration costs $25, although this fee can be waived if a student received a waiver for SAT or ACT fees. Students who were exclusively home-schooled during grades 9 to 12 do not need to register with the Clearinghouse and instead are certified through an intial-eligibility waiver application. To access a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the NCAA's initial eligibility requirements, please refer to the following NCAA web pages:
Helpful Website for Parents and Students
Core Course GPA: Below I have listed the codes for creating both a new student member account and a new faculty member account.New STUDENT Member