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Schools have closed and test centres have cancelled standardised tests due to the COVID19 pandemic. This is making it difficult for future students to meet requirements needed academically by certain colleges. College coaches are also just as interested in academic ability as they are with athletic ability. 

To help in the unprecedented time, the NCAA Eligibility Center has announced they are waiving ACT/SAT standardised test score requirements for incoming freshman student-athletes. This is called the COVID-19 Automatic Wavier and is only available to student-athletes starting college the 2020-2021 academic year. 

In order to qualify for the waiver students athletes must reach the below requirements. 

For Division 1 

  • Complete 10 NCAA-approved core course units
  • Units must include English, Math or Science
  • Have a 2.3 GPA or higher

For Division 2

  • Complete 10 NCAA-approved course course units
  • Have a 2.2 GPA or higher

Student athletes planning to be an incoming freshman for the 2020/2021 academic year will be eligible to receive an athletic scholarship under the COVID-19 eligibility waiver. 

To learn more about this announcement from the NCAA Eligibility Center Click here

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